Dr. Joseph Stafford Redding earned his MD degree from the University of Maryland in 1948, completed a residency in Internal Medicine, and later returned to UNC where he completed his residency in Anesthesiology.
He achieved academic recognition in Anesthesiology as an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Professor at the University of Maryland, Chief of Service at Baltimore City Hospital, and Professor and Fellow of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Nebraska.
He joined the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina as Professor of Anesthesiology and Head of the Division of Respiratory – Critical Care in 1974. He remained there until his death in 1984.
Joseph Redding was internationally known as a pioneer in critical care research which led to modern day concepts of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was a dedicated clinician, teacher and investigator who authored over 100 publications.
In honor of his accomplishments, the Joseph S. Redding, MD Critical Care Fund was established to support the department and the University in their missions of service in patient care, research and education. These funds provide support for guest lecturers with expertise in the area of critical care medicine.