Rebecca W. Widener, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease


Rebecca Williams Widener, MD, is a native of South Carolina. Prior to medical school, she became involved with Family Connection of SC, a nonprofit for families who have children with special needs. Through them, Dr. Widener became interested in pediatric care. She attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, then pursued a residency in pediatrics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. After serving as chief resident her last year there, she went on to Birmingham, AL, to specialize in pediatric infectious diseases at The Children's Hospital, University of Alabama. Dr. Widener is excited to be part of Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and USC as a pediatric infectious disease specialist.

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


Education and training

Specialty Pediatric Infectious Disease

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Pediatrics

EducationMedical University of South Carolina

ResidencyUniversity of Kentucky Medical Center

FellowshipUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.