William D. Anderson, MD

Family Medicine


William D. Anderson III, MD, serves as associate dean for clinical affairs and chief medical officer for Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Anderson leads statewide rural health initiatives through the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Health Care and has helped secure over $30 million in resources to support health professions education, primary and specialty care, health workforce development and innovations for South Carolina's rural communities.

Prior to his appointment to the USC School of Medicine in 2010 and joining the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, Dr. Anderson was in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina, where he also served as a faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his family practice residency training and received his medical degree at MUSC. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College.

Anderson received a master in health care management degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is particularly interested in rural health care delivery, payer contracting, health care policy and practice management.

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

EducationUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine

ResidencyMedical University of South Carolina



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.