Charles G. Sasser
Charles Sasser practiced general internal medicine in Conway from 1974 until his retirement in 2013, and he continues to practice hospice and palliative medicine in Horry County. He earned his bachelor's degree in pre-medicine from Davidson College in 1963 and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1967. Sasser served as a preventive medicine officer in the U.S. Army at Fort Clayton in the Panama Canal Zone and trained in internal medicine for his residency at the University of Colorado at Denver.
He served as chief of staff and chief of medicine at Conway Medical Center, where he currently serves as co-chair of the Medical Ethics Committee. His special professional interests are in hospice and palliative medicine, as well as narrative medicine (a medical approach that incorporates the individual stories of patients as part of the healing process).
He has served as medical director and president of the board of Mercy Hospice of Horry County, and president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Sasser is the recipient of the End of Life Care Leadership Award from the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care; the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Distinguished Service Award; and the Conway High School Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Sasser was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Science from Coastal Carolina University during the December 2017 commencement.