Dr. Gerald Wilson is a retired general and peripheral vascular surgeon with Midlands Surgical Associates, P.A. in Columbia, S.C. Dr. Wilson also serves as a clinical instructor in the USC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and as a member of the Palmetto Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Wilson has a strong record of leadership in the medical community. He has chaired the State Health Planning Committee since 1998 and the executive board of the Palmetto Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association since 2009. He is a past president of the Columbia Medical Society, the South Carolina Medical Association and the Congaree Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association.
Dr. Wilson has been a champion for minority and women’s health issues through presentations to local and regional health groups. He has received the President’s Award from the Palmetto Medical Association and the Columbia Medical Society, and he was recognized by the SC DHEC Board for Distinguished and Outstanding Leadership for dedication and commitment to the goal of eliminating health disparities in 2004.
Dr. Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1971 from the University of South Carolina, where he was the first African American to enroll in and complete the university’s honors program. He received his M.D. degree the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1974 and completed his residency at Richland Memorial Hospital and Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia and the Medical University Hospital in Charleston. He has been a lifetime member of the USC and MUSC alumni associations. Dr. Wilson is a native of Hartsville, S.C.