Division of Emergency medicine

James H. Tolley, Jr., MD, MAT, FAAFP

Dr. James Tolley, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, is a 1985 graduate of MUSC.  Prior to medical school, he completed a Master’s degree in teaching and taught science from 1977 until 1980, in the Charleston County School District at Wando High School.  After medical school, he completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.  In 1988, he was asked to join the Emergency Medicine faculty at MCG as an assistant professor of surgery. He held this position for the next year.  In 1989, he returned to his native Charleston and began his work at Charleston Memorial Hospital.    In 1993, he left Charleston Memorial to work full time at MUSC as director of after hour coverage at the Access Center, the predecessor of the current Emergency Department.  Dr. Tolley served as Director of the Emergency Department of Charleston Memorial Hospital from 1996 until it closed in 2008.  

Dr. Tolley is board certified in Family Medicine and a fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians.  He has held numerous positions on committees within the medical college and medical community of Charleston.   Among these positions, Dr. Tolley has served as President of the Charleston County Medical Society, served on its Executive Committee and co-chaired the Disaster and Emergency Care Committee. He has served for a number of years on the College of Medicine’s admissions committee and is a member of the Faculty Alumni Liaison Committee.  

Dr. Tolley has keen interest in patient education, minority health promotion, urgent/acute medical care and community health care.  He is also interested in promoting health care careers among minority students and preserving the history of African American health care in Charleston.

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