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RMC Cardiologists Receive MUSC College of Medicine Adjunct Faculty Appointments

2/17/2016



The Regional Medical Center’s (RMC) four cardiologists have obtained adjunct faculty appointments with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

From left to right: Mark Krzyston, MD, FACC; George Castro, MD, FACC; Samuel King, MD and John Hutto, MD, FACP, FACC
The RMC physicians who have received adjunct faculty status are: Samuel V. King, MD; George E. Castro, MD; John O. Hutto, MD; and Mark J. Krzyston, MD. They will continue to practice at the RMC cardiology practices in Orangeburg.

“The adjunct faculty appointments of the RMC cardiologists is a direct result of our clinical affiliations with MUSC and further strengthens the communication between the two organizations,” said RMC President & CEO Tom Dandridge. “The ultimate goal of the cardiology affiliation is to enhance the cardiac care and treatment options available to patients from this region and help ensure that they receive the right care at the right time in the right place.”

Dr. Samuel V. King is originally from McColl, SC. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and his residency in Internal Medicine at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Wofford College. Dr. King has been a member of the RMC medical staff since 1998. He currently resides in Orangeburg.

Dr. George E. Castro is originally from Puerto Rico. He completed a fellowship in Cardiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, Conn. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Hospital at New York Medical College in Bronx, NY, and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in Bronx, NY. Dr. Castro has been a member of the RMC medical staff since 1992.

Dr. John O. Hutto is originally from Orangeburg, SC. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at Richland Memorial Hospital, where he also completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Hutto received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Dr. Hutto has been a member of the RMC medical staff since 1990.

Dr. Mark J. Krzyston is originally from Elizabeth, NJ. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT, where he also completed his residency and internship in Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and his Bachelors of Science degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He has been a member of RMC medical staff since 1986.
 
RMC currently offers a variety of cardiac screenings and treatments, which includes regular and nuclear stress tests, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms, cardioversions, heart catheterizations, permanent pacemakers and defibrillator implants.

The offices of George E. Castro, MD; John O. Hutto, MD and Samuel V. King, MD; and Mark J. Krzyston, MD merged to form RMC Cardiology, a department of the Regional Medical Center in June 2013. The three offices provide services at their original locations in Orangeburg:

  • Dr. Castro’s office is located at 1137 Cook Road, telephone 803-531-0970.
  • Dr. Hutto and Dr. King’s office is located at 2664 St. Matthews Road, telephone 803-395-3844.
  • Dr. Krzyston’s office is located at 1175 Cook Road, Suite 225, telephone 803-534-8723.


About the Regional Medical Center

The Regional Medical Center, in Orangeburg, SC, is a 286-bed acute-care facility, employing more than 1,200 healthcare professionals. Serving Orangeburg and Calhoun counties and surrounding areas, RMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and has Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center. RMC offers a 24-hour emergency department and a full-range of high-quality medical services such as same day surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, cardiology, cancer care, dialysis access and the latest in diagnostic imaging. The Regional Medical Center also operates eight Primary Care practices, three Cardiology practices, an Orthopaedics practice, two Surgery practices, an Internal medicine practice, an Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology practice, and an Obstetrics/Gynecology practice, as well as after-hours Urgent Care with physician, lab and X-Ray in Santee and Bamberg. RMC’s Mobile Services van provides digital mammography throughout the region. For more information, visit www.trmchealth.org.

About the Regional Medical Center and MUSC Health Affiliation

RMC recently affiliated with MUSC Health, the most nationally recognized and comprehensive academic teaching facility in SC, to further enhance select healthcare services for patients in the region. Current collaborations include telestroke, heart care, cancer treatment, surgical weight loss, and behavioral health programs with future planned collaborations in orthopaedic care. The affiliation is designed to provide access to advanced medical care to patients in the comfort and convenience of their local communities. Through the affiliation RMC patients and referring physicians receive priority access to the MUSC Medical Center should their condition require hospitalization or treatment in Charleston. For more information, visit www.muschealth.org/affiliations/rmc/.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents, and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.2 billion. MUSC operates a 750-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute designated center), Level I Trauma Center and Institute of Psychiatry. For more information on academic information or clinical services, visit www.musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit www.muschealth.org.

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