Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine Greenville, University of South Carolina

Dr. Meredith is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville and serves as the Clinical Microbiology Director for Prisma Health, the largest healthcare system in the state of South Carolina. She is board certified in public health microbiology by the American Board of Bioanalysis.

As the Clinical Microbiology Director for Prisma Health she provides technical direction for microbiology testing and evaluates new procedures and technologies to improve the quality of infectious disease testing offered. She is responsible for the evaluation and implementation of new test procedures, laboratory instrumentation and testing protocols. She works to improve diagnostic stewardship for the system by providing consultation to nurses, physicians, infection control, epidemiology and lab personnel, and provides education and training to these groups regarding test methodology and emerging infectious pathogens.

She began her career in public health at the South Carolina DHEC State Public Health Laboratory in 2003, during the SARS outbreak. In her 9 years at DHEC she served as the Director of Microbiology and Bioterrorism Coordinator, and managed the state’s laboratory response to multiple significant infectious disease outbreaks.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Clinical Microbiology Director, Prisma Health
  • 2013–present
    Clinical assistant professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville
  • 2005–2012
    Director of Microbiology, SC DHEC Public Health Laboratory

Education

  • 2001 
    Medical University of South Carolina, Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology
  • 1996 
    Clemson University, B.S., Microbiology