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Dr. James B. Edwards

In this section we honor alumni for lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the dental profession.

Dr. James B. Edwards

Dr. Edwards graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1955. He then attended the Graduate Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a two-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. 

Edwards has worked a successful career as an oral surgeon, South Carolina state senator and governor, U.S. Presidential cabinet member and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) president.

Recently, MUSC re-named South Carolina’s only dental school in honor of James B. Edwards, D.M.D., MUSC President Emeritus.

Dr. Edwards is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations; he holds 11 honorary degrees and served on 14 corporate boards, on five foundation boards, and several advisory boards.

 

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