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Faculty Profile

Faculty and Staff

Jerry R. Youkey

Title: Professor
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-455-7837
Office: 701 Grove Road
Greenville SC 29605


Background: Jerry R. Youkey, M.D., GHS Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Founding Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and USC Associate Provost for Health Sciences - Greenville, joined Greenville Health System (GHS) in 1998. Dr. Youkey is responsible for the health system’s research and education activities and for the growing University of South Carolina health sciences presence in the Upstate. Prior to joining GHS, Dr. Youkey served as chief of the department of surgery and director of the peripheral vascular fellowship program at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He also served in the United States Army Medical Corps and was honorably discharged in 1984 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Dr. Youkey is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general vascular surgery. He is a member of several professional societies and has authored numerous books, abstracts and journal articles. He holds the academic appointment of professor and dean at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Youkey earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He served a rotating internship and general surgery residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Honors & Awards: Greenville Healthcare Transformation Award
Alumnus of the Year Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Special Chairman's Award
Fifty Most Influential People 2012
Dean's Distinguished Service Award
Knowledge Economist Award
Outstanding Physician Educator
Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Distinguished Military Graduate
Courage to Lead Finalist
Meritorious Service Award
Professional Affiliations: Alpha Omega Alpha
American Medical Association
South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery
American College of Surgeons

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