As a Physician Assistant (PA-C), Babb cares for cardiac patients and assists in open heart surgery cases with Dr. Gregory H. Jones, Dr. Scot C. Schultz,
Dr. Michael J. Carmichael and Dr. S. Cary Huber. A Physician Assistant is a highly skilled health care professional who practices medicine in a team based setting with the surgeons to help enhance
Babb received his Bachelors Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin and his Masters from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
Babb has ten years of experience in caring for cardiac surgical patients. In addition, he established the Endoscopic Vein Harvesting Program for a large heart surgery center in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining the McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute Program, Babb was in practice with the physicians of Carolinas Medical Alliance of Florence.
"My father is a Physician Assistant, so I was following in his footsteps when I made my career choice," said Babb. "I chose to specialize in cardiac surgery because it is all about the patient. Open heart surgery is such a significant surgical event. I am one of the last people the patient sees before they are sedated for surgery and one of the first people they see when they wake up. I believe a little bit of familiarity is comforting to the patients who have just experienced open heart surgery, and I enjoy easing their minds and reassuring them that all