From staff reports
Beaufort Memorial has added another cardiologist to its team of heart specialists.
Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology, Dr. Stephen Fedec brings extensive clinical experience to Beaufort Memorial Heart Specialists. Early next month he will start seeing patients with acute and chronic cardiac conditions in both the practice’s Beaufort and Bluffton offices.
Most recently affiliated with Heart and Vascular Care in Johns Creek, Ga., Dr. Fedec previously served as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J., where he also owned his own cardiology practice for 12 years. Thereafter he was in private practice in Southwest Florida for a decade before relocating to the Atlanta metro area.
The Pennsylvania native began his medical career as an internal medicine specialist, gradually developing an interest in performing procedures that led him to cardiology. He enjoys his specialty’s full range of practice, from its consultative to its interventional aspects, and finds his ability to, in his words, “really help people” deeply gratifying.
“We’re delighted to have a physician of Dr. Fedec’s caliber join our medical staff,” Vice President of Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners Christopher M. Ketchie said in a release. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in South Carolina, and Dr. Fedec shares our mission to improve outcomes with the highest level of care and the most advanced treatments.”
Dr. Fedec received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in Springfield, Pa., and fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J., where he also served as a fellowship trainer in interventional cardiology while in practice and on staff there after completing his fellowship.