Southern Medical Association Elects Basile President

John Nash

Aug. 19, 2008

Southern Medical Association Elects Basile President

CHARLESTON -- Jan N. Basile, MD, FACP, a professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, was recently inaugurated as president of the Southern Medical Association at the SMA Centennial Scientific Assembly in Nashville, Tenn.

A native of Bronx, New York, Basile received his Bachelor of Arts degree in natural science from The John Hopkins University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed a medical internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1978-1981, where he was also chief resident from 1981-1982. He is currently the director of primary care at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston. Basile is board certified in internal medicine with a special certification in hypertension, an area in which he is widely published.

Basile became a member of Southern Medical Association in 1974 as a medical student. During his time with the association, he has represented SMA in various leadership roles including associate councilor for South Carolina from 1990-2002 and was elected councilor in 2002. Basile has also served as secretary, vice chairman and chairman of the section on medicine. In addition, he has chaired numerous educational conferences. Basile is also a member of The Society of 1906, which provides financial support to the Research and Education Endowment Fund designed to provide grants and scholarships for medical students and physicians-in-training.

Basile and his wife, Jo Ellen, reside in Charleston and have three children: Jordan, Jeffrey, and Jason.

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