Tan J. Platt, MD

Family Medicine


Tan J. Platt, MD, has taught on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1986. An Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine, he previously served the department in a variety of roles, including vice chairman and Family Practice Center operations director. He is currently the department's director of administration and finance. Prior to his appointment with the School of Medicine, Dr. Platt's professional background included two years in the National Service Corp. in South Dakota and ten years in private practice in Cobleskill, New York. He currently serves as medical director of Epworth Children's Home and Babcock Center and several other community based programs that serve patients with developmental disabilities. In addition, he is the Medical Director to the South Carolina Medicaid Program and also the Chief Contracting Officer for the Education Trust of the School of Medicine. After receiving a bachelor of science in biology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Platt earned a doctor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. He completed his training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Platt has served on numerous committees, holding roles that have included president and board chairman of the South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine, a member of the admission committee of the USC School of Medicine, and vice president and president of the School of Medicine's Educational Trust. In addition, he is one of the two delegates to the AAFP from South Carolina. In 2011, he was chosen as the South Carolina Family Physician of the year.

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


Education and training

Specialty Family Medicine

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Family Medicine

EducationColumbia University

ResidencyExempla St. Joseph Hospital



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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