James R. Edgerton, MD, FACC, FACS, FHRS

Adjunct Faculty

Address: 65 Coming Street Rm 101
E-mail: edgertonjr@cofc.edu
Personal Website: https://www.bswhealth.med/quality/Pages/epidemiology/james-edgerton.aspx
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Dr. James (Jimmy) Edgerton joins CofC Department of Biology in January 2020 to teach human anatomy and physiology.  He attained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois. He is doubly board certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery.  He did a 6 year general surgery residency at Univ of Florida and then a cardiac surgery residency at MUSC. Now, after 33 years he and his wife are returning to Charleston. Over the past year he has transitioned away from clinical practice to full time research and teaching. He currently holds the position of Senior Clinical Scientist at Baylor Scott and White Health in Dallas. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters in peer reviewed journals. He has extensive experience teaching on the post-graduate level and has lectured worldwide and demonstrated surgical technique by operating on six continents.  He has a passion for learning and is excited about teaching at CofC. "Learning and teaching are two sides of the same coin", he is fond of saying.


Courses Taught

221L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab