Stephen A. Cross, MD



Stephen Cross, MD, is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his internship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. After completing his residency at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, he completed a fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, which ranked third nationwide for ophthalmology by US News & World Report Best Hospitals in 2015-16. There he received further subspecialty training in cornea, anterior segment and external disease. Dr. Cross' clinical and research interests include Fuchs dystrophy, modern endothelial keratoplasty technique, ocular surface disease management and medical economics.

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Education and training

Specialty Ophthalmology

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

EducationMedical University of South Carolina

ResidencyUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine

FellowshipWilmer Eye Institute

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