McLeod Health Welcomes These New Physicians

23 DECEMBER 2017

McLeod Health welcomes Dr. Wayne Holley and Dr. Louis Strauss to the Medical Staff.

Dr. Holley is a Board Certified Thoracic Surgeon with the practice of McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates. He joins Dr. Scot C. Schultz, Dr. Michael Carmichael, Dr. S. Cary Huber

Dr. Robert Messier, and the Cardiologists and Vascular Surgeons of The McLeod Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Holley received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee in 1985. He completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee in 1990;  a Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi in 1992; and a Thoracic Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York in 2014.

Areas of Expertise include Thoracotomy, Thoroscopy, Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Procedures: Lobectomy, Wedge Resection, Esophagectomy, Thymectomy, and Lymph Node Dissection.

Prior to joining McLeod, Dr. Holley was on medical staff at St. Joseph/Chandler Health System in Savannah, Georgia.  With more than 32 years of experience, Dr. Holley enjoys building medical relationships with his patients.

“McLeod is a culture of an institute different than any other that I have ever been part of,” said Dr. Holley.  “I am proud to be joining the teams of Heart and Vascular and Oncology.”

Dr. Holley and his wife of 30 years, Lori, have one daughter, Caroline, who is a fourth grade teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates accepts patients by physician referral. For more information, call 843-777-7020.

Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Strauss joins the practice of McLeod Family Medicine Center.  In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Strauss will serve as a faculty member for the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Strauss received his medical degree from the Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana in 2006, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Chestnut Hill Family Practice Residency Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2009.

While performing volunteer work with homeless young adults in New York, Dr. Strauss realized he wanted to change his career path of Chemical Engineer to Family Medicine Physician. Since receiving his medical degree, Dr. Strauss was responsible for the start-up of two new Urgent Care sites for a large hospital system and was involved in a $40,000 grant project to expand the Shared Medical Visits Model to other providers in three Baystate Neighborhood Health Centers.

“The part of my job that I find the most pleasurable is my work with the residents,” said Dr. Strauss. “There is always something new to learn in Family Medicine. I also enjoy precepting clinic and the opportunity to share my experiences with the residents.”

The  McLeod Family Medicine Center is accepting new patients. For more information, call 843-777-2800.