March 15, 2018
CHARLESTON, SC – Paul T. Davis, DMD, has been elected as the medical professions representative to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Board of Trustees for the 7th Congressional District.
“MUSC has had a profoundly positive impact, not only on my life, but on the lives of so many others in our state and around the country,” Davis said. “I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to give back to the university by serving on its Board of Trustees.”
He attended Wofford College on a golf scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1994. He earned his doctorate from the MUSC College of Dental Medicine in 1999, where he also completed an advanced education in General Dentistry residency. After practicing in Mount Pleasant for six years, Davis and his family decided to move back to his hometown of Florence, where he has maintained his private dental practice since 2006.
Davis is a member of the Florence Dental Society and is the past president of the Pee Dee District Dental Association. He has served on the board of governors for the South Carolina Dental Association and is a member of the South Carolina Delegation to the American Dental Association.
At a local education level, Davis served on the board of trustees for All Saints Episcopal Day School and Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School, and is on the dental advisory board for Florence-Darlington Technical College. He volunteers his services at local medical clinics as well as participating in medical missions abroad. He is a member at First Presbyterian Church in Florence where he has served as an elder. A resident of Darlington, Davis and his wife, Tabatha, have two children, Haley and Thomas.
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), and has nearly 14,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of more than $3.8 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated center), Level I Trauma Center, Institute of Psychiatry, and the state’s only transplant center. In 2017, for the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information on academic programs or clinical services, visit musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit MUSChealth.org.