David C. Straus, MD



Advanced practice care team provider: Andrea Griffin, NP

David C. Straus, MD, currently serves as the director of Gamma Knife Neurosurgery at Palmetto Health and is an assistant professor of surgery with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Straus received his medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago and completed his internship and residency in general surgery and neurological surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a fellowship in skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Straus has received numerous honors and awards and is published in several peer-reviewed journals. He is interested in refining neurosurgical care through active research and monitoring of patient-centered outcome measures.

Research interests
Refining care through patient-centered outcomes monitoring

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Education and training

Specialty Neurosurgery

Board CertifiedBoard eligible

EducationUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

ResidencyRush University Medical Center

FellowshipUniversity of Washington Medical Center

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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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