Born in Bryan, Texas, and raised in Houston and Spartanburg, Dr. Reeves received his bachelors degree in biochemistry from Clemson University, graduating cum laude in 1983. He earned his medical degree from MUSC four years later, then went to Houston's Baylor College of Medicine to complete his residencies in internal medicine and anesthesiology. He returned to MUSC in 1993, beginning his academic career as an Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology. He underwent additional training in both echocardiography and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesia in 1994, then in 2000 he earned his Masters of Business Administrationfrom the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In his initial role as an MUSC assistant professor, Dr. Reeves served for ten years as co-medical director of the Critical Care/Surgical Trauma ICU. He moved up to full professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in 2002, offering specialties that include cardiothoracic anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography – areas of expertise in the expanding field of cardiothoracic anesthesiology. He accepted appointments as the department's Vice Chair for Research in 2004 and Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology in 2005. During his career, Dr. Reeves has been active as both principal investigator and co-investigator in many clinical research studies testing new drugs and monitoring techniques used in surgical and critical care procedures. His work has led to publication of numerous books, chapters, CDs and DVDs, and well over 100 articles and abstracts in major clinical journals focusing on anesthesiology and a variety of related fields. He has also been in great demand as a speaker, providing some 100 invited presentations at international, national and regional scientific symposia. Topics range from echocardiographic monitoring techniques and applications to discussions of pain and sepsis management. Through his membership in major international and national medical organizations, Dr. Reeves has served his profession in numerous clinical and educational capacities. He has also provided editorial services to professional publications involved in anesthesiology, critical care and other specialized fields. Dr. Reeves is married to Cathy Sharpe Reeves, and the couple have three children ranging in age from 13 to 17. The Reeves live in Mt. Pleasant.