Newest board member assumes medical seat representing 4th Congressional District
CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 8, 2019 ) – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) Board of Trustees announced their newest member is Henry Frederick “Fritz” Butehorn, III, M.D. He was elected by the South Carolina General Assembly on May 1 to serve as the medical professional representing the 4th Congressional District.
“I am honored to have been elected to the MUSC Board of Trustees. I look forward to serving my alma mater and helping MUSC reach its fullest potential,” said Butehorn.
Butehorn is the chief of the division of otolaryngology at Spartanburg Medical Center and co-director of the head and neck tumor board at Gibbs Cancer Center. He is an assistant professor at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus and a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Butehorn is a past president of the South Carolina Otolaryngic Society and the MUSC College of Medicine Alumni Association.
At the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA), he is the trustee representing Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties and serves on the SCMA executive council. As a member of the Spartanburg County Medical Society, he serves on its executive council and is a past president.
A 1994 graduate of Duke University, Butehorn majored in biomedical engineering with a minor concentration in history. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from the MUSC College of Medicine in 1998, completing his otolaryngology - head and neck surgery residency at Albany Medical College. After residency, he joined Spartanburg and Greer Ear, Nose & Throat and Allergy, a private practice.
Butehorn resides in Spartanburg with his wife, Lori, and their two children.
The MUSC/MUHA Board of Trustees serve as separate bodies to govern the university and hospital, holding two days of committee and board meetings six times a year. For more information about the MUSC Board of Trustees, visit: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/leadership/board/index.html.
About The Medical University of South Carolina
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, 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. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, MUSC brought in more than $276.5 million in fiscal year 2018.
As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit http://muschealth.org.
MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.