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Mayeaux to leave UofSC; Steen to serve as interim chair

E.J. Mayeaux, M.D., chair of the academic Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and the medical group Department of Family Medicine, will be departing the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia to assume the roles of associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs and senior associate dean for population health and primary care at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Mayeaux was recruited to the University of South Carolina in 2013 as professor and chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He has also held an academic appointment of professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a leader at the School of Medicine, he has built the scope and breadth of primary services provided by the department. Since the Medical Group’s formation in 2016, Mayeaux also has served as the Medical Group chair of the Family Medicine Department.

Prior to coming to South Carolina, Mayeaux served as a faculty member at Louisiana State University from 1990 to 2013, holding a number of leadership titles including professor of family medicine, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and vice chair of the Family Medicine Department.

Jamee Steen, M.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Steen brings 20 years of clinical experience to this role, and has served as the department’s medical director and vice-chair for medical affairs  for the past five years.   

Chuck Carter, M.D., has agreed to serve as the interim vice-chair of academics for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. In this role, he will oversee academic affairs for the department and lead special projects. 

"I want to thank Dr. Mayeaux for his service to the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia and I wish him well in his new role," says Les Hall, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine Columbia

Mayeaux will continue to support Steen and Carter during this transition period. A national search for a permanent chair will begin in the near future. 


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