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Tan J. Platt, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine

Contact Information
(803) 434-6113
3209 Colonial Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

Department
Family and Preventive Medicine
Division of Family Medicine

Medical Education
Columbia University, MD, 1973

Residencies
St. Joseph's Hospital, 1974

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 1976

Biography

Dr. Tan Platt has taught on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1986. An Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine, he previously served the department in a variety of roles, including vice chairman and Family Practice Center operations director. He is currently the department's director of administration and finance.

Prior to his appointment with the School of Medicine, Dr. Platt's professional background included two years in the National Service Corp. in South Dakota and ten years in private practice in Cobleskill, New York. He currently serves as medical director of Epworth Children's Home and Babcock Center and several other community based programs that serve patients with developmental disabilities. In addition, he is an associate medical director for Companion HealthCare and medical director to the South Carolina Medicaid program. In addition he is the chief contracting officer for the Educational Trust of the School of Medicine.

After receiving a bachelor of science in biology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Platt earned a doctor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. He completed his training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Platt has served on numerous committees, holding roles that have included president and board chairman of the South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine, a member of the admission committee of the USC School of Medicine, and vice president and president of the School of Medicine's Educational Trust. In addition, he is one of the two delegates to the AAFP from South Carolina. In 2011, he was chosen as the South Carolina Family Physician of the year.