Division of General internal medicine & geriatrics

Jan N. Basile, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

Jan Basile, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Former Chief of Primary Care Service Line at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, both in Charleston, South Carolina.  After 31 years, he has recently retired from Federal service and is currently working at the Seinsheimer Clinic at MUSC, a consultative clinic seeing high-risk patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He served his internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he was also Chief Resident. Dr. Basile is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is board certified in medicine and geriatrics.  He is also a clinical specialist in hypertension.

A recipient of many honors and awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Golden Apple Award at the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Basile’s research interests involves hypertension and vascular disease, and include outcome-based studies involving hypertension, lipid disorders, and diabetes. He has been involved in several large trials evaluating the effect of pharmacologic therapy on improving outcome, including the (ALLHAT) and (ACCORD) trials, both under the auspices of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In addition to his contribution to the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, Dr. Basile has published more than 250 articles, monographs, and book chapters, as well as a textbook, Hot Topics:  Hypertension.

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Jan Basile, M.D.

Dr. Basile's
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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Basile's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

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