Albert E. Odom Jr., MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology


Albert E. Odom, MD, earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland, where he served as chief resident in 1987. He is board certified with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His special interests include painful menses, abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, pelvic organ prolapsed, urinary incontinence, endometriosis, and robotic hysterectomy and robotic myomectomy. He is one of the original members of Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital’s committee for robotic surgery and is one of the most experienced gynecologic robotic surgeons in Columbia. He is a member of the American College of OB/GYN, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and is past president of the Columbia Medical Society. He also volunteers at the Columbia Free Medical Clinic. He has privileges at Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge hospitals and practices at Parkridge OB/GYN.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

EducationMedical University of South Carolina

ResidencyPalmetto Health Richland

Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded in late 2019 and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health-USC Medical Group