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Prisma Health welcomes 15 cardiologists from Columbia Heart

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Prisma Health welcomes 15 cardiologists from Columbia Heart to its extensive network of cardiologists. As of Oct. 1, Columbia Heart will be known as Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology Columbia Heart.

Columbia Heart cardiologists and their care teams will join Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology which will have 85 physicians and advanced practice providers. Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology is a leader in services and care for cardiac patients in the Midlands and across South Carolina. This newly combined team will continue its excellence in care, teaching and quality. The practice also includes the Advanced Heart Health Center for heart failure, which is nationally recognized for its high performance in heart failure treatment.

Kevin Boggs, chief operating executive, Palmetto Health USC Medical Group, said, “This new partnership is a significant milestone for health care in our community. As a result of this partnership, we will be able to expand our heart health services and streamline care for more patients. Our goal always is to provide the best care for those who need us right in our community. This expands our capacity to do that.”

Gopi Y. Shah, MD, president, Columbia Heart, said, “We have been working with Palmetto Health for a long time. We are excited about the opportunity to add our expertise to the talented physicians already part of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. It’s a win for everyone because now we will work together even more closely to find the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

Columbia Heart cardiologists include:

  • J. Ryan Altman, MD
  • Robert E. Delphia Jr., MD
  • Stacy H. Graham, MD
  • Lauren S. Holliday, MD
  • W. Joseph Hollins II, MD
  • David C. Isbell, MD
  • Benjamin R. Jones, MD
  • Mazen K. Khalil, MD
  • Walter R. Mazzei Jr., MD
  • Leverne M. Prosser, MD
  • Robert A. Schulze Jr., MD
  • Todd N. Senn, MD
  • Gopi Y. Shah, MD
  • Marion T. Wells, MD
  • Ryan E. Wilson, MD

Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology Columbia Heart will continue to operate inside Prisma Health Heart Hospital in Columbia, alongside Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology Palmetto Heart. For more information about the practice, visit

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group
The Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is a part of Prisma Health, the largest health care system in South Carolina. The Medical Group consists of nearly 800 providers practicing in more than 100 locations across the Midlands, providing the most comprehensive and highest-quality patient care, physician education and medical research in central South Carolina.

About Prisma Health
Prisma Health, a not-for-profit health company, is committed to excellence in patient care, clinical research and teaching the next generation of medical professionals. Our organization – South Carolina’s largest private employer – was formed when Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health joined together in late 2017, officially becoming Prisma Health in January 2019. With 32,000 team members (including volunteers), 18 hospitals and over 300 physician practice sites, we serve more than 1.2 million patients annually – about a quarter of the state’s population. Our goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care. Our cardiovascular, neuroscience, OB/GYN, oncology and orthopedic programs attract patients throughout the region. Also noteworthy are our two renowned children’s hospitals, comprehensive diabetes care and extensive primary care network. Ultimately, we are dedicated to transforming the health care experience for our patients and families, our team members and guests by bringing our purpose to life: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference. Learn more at

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