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John Scott, M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Title: Professor
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-522-2100
Office: 905 Verdae
Greenville SC 29607


Background: Dr. Scott is a Clinical Professor of Surgery with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director for the bariatric surgical program of Prisma Health – Upstate. He also serves as the Chief for the Division of Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery for the Prisma Health – Upstate Department of Surgery, the Assistant Program Director for Prisma Health – Upstate Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship program, and the medical director for Prisma Health Weight Management Institute (WMI). Dr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Baylor University and a Master of Science in molecular cell sciences from the University of Memphis. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and then completed his residency in General Surgery at Greenville Health System. He went on to complete a Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. After serving on the University of Tennessee Knoxville University Medical Center (UTMCK) faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, he returned to the Greenville Health System in 2008, joining Bariatric Solutions, which is now known as the Prisma Health – Upstate Weight Management Institute. His clinical practice and academic work are both concentrated primarily on bariatric surgery. The scope of his research has centered new technology, comorbidity reduction, and access to bariatric care. In addition to his duties with Prisma Health – Upstate, he is a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and is currently the chair of the organization's Program Committee. He participates in a number of other regional and national committees for bariatric surgery issues. He has previously served as the President of the Bariatric Society of the Carolinas, Chairman of the ASMBS Access to Care Committee, and member of the South Carolina Medical Association Childhood Obesity Taskforce. He is currently on the board of directors for the ObesityPAC. Dr. Scott is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, a Diplomate for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), and active in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and ASMBS. He is a Fellow of the ACS and the ASMBS.
Honors & Awards: Mentor/Coauthor for Greenville Health System Outstanding Resident Research 2020 Award (Resident David Fipps)
ASMBS Service of Distinction Award
Mentor/Coauthor for Greenville Health System Outstanding Resident Research 2018 Award (Resident Andrew Schneider)
Outstanding Faculty Research Award
Medical Student Research Fellowship
Eagle Scout
Professional Affiliations: The Bariatric Society of the Carolinas
Other - South Carolina Co-President
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Distinguished Fellow
Greenville County Medical Society
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
South Carolina Chapter of American College of Surgeons
South Carolina Medical Association
Southeastern Surgical Congress

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