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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Tan J. Platt, M.D.

Title: Clinical Associate Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine
Director/Administration and Finance
Department: Family & Preventive Medicine
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-434-6113

Family & Prev Med
3209 Colonial Dr.

Medical Education

Columbia University, MD, 1973


St. Joseph's Hospital, 1974


Family Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, 1976


Dr. Tan Platt has taught on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1986. An Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine, he previously served the department in a variety of roles, including vice chairman and Family Practice Center operations director. He is currently the department's director of administration and finance. 

Prior to his appointment with the School of Medicine, Dr. Platt's professional background included two years in the National Service Corp. in South Dakota and ten years in private practice in Cobleskill, New York. He currently serves as medical director of Epworth Children's Home and Babcock Center and several other community based programs that serve patients with developmental disabilities. In addition, he is the Medical Director to the South Carolina Medicaid Program and also the Chief Contracting Officer for the Education Trust of the School of Medicine. 

After receiving a bachelor of science in biology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Platt earned a doctor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. He completed his training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado. 

Dr. Platt has served on numerous committees, holding roles that have included president and board chairman of the South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine, a member of the admission committee of the USC School of Medicine, and vice president and president of the School of Medicine's Educational Trust. In addition, he is one of the two delegates to the AAFP from South Carolina. In 2011, he was chosen as the South Carolina Family Physician of the year.

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