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.

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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

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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