Richard A. Edelson, MD

Cardiovascular Disease


Richard A. Edelson, MD, PhD, FACC, is a cardiologist with Palmetto Heart and a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Edelson earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his PhD in biological chemistry at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where he also served his internship and residency in internal medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiology.

Dr. Edelson is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography and currently serves at the medical director of Nuclear Medicine at Palmetto Health.

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


Education and training

Specialty Cardiovascular Disease

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease; National Board of Echocardiography

EducationMedical College of Virginia

ResidencyMedical College of Virginia Hospitals

FellowshipMedical College of Virginia Hospitals

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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