Trauma Surgeons and Team

Meet our Trauma Center team

Phone: 803-434-6418
Fax: 803-434-2288
Email: Trauma@PrismaHealth.org

Referrals:
1-800-757-4625
1-800-75-SHOCK

Administration

Carol Ann Dean

Carol Ann Dean, BSN, TCRN
Manager, Trauma Services
803-434-6523

Vernetta Howell

Vernetta Howell
Trauma Administrative Coordinator
803-434-6256

Julie Murray

Julie Murray, BSN, TCRN
Performance Improvement Coordinator
803-434-6776

Tracey Winchester

Tracey Winchester, BSN, TCRN
Performance Improvement Coordinator
803-434-6535

Lara Peck

Lara Peck, MPH, MCHES
Injury Prevention Coordinator
803-434-6231

Mark Morris

Mark Morris, NREMT
Pre-Hospital Liason
803-434-1458

Jeannie Fuller

Jeannie Fuller, BSN
Trauma Resiliency and Recovery Coordinator

Casey Herek

Casey Herek, RHIT
Lead Trauma Registry Analyst

Kimberly Bartlett, CPC, CSTR, CAISS, BA
Trauma Registry Analyst
803-434-6523

Eleanor Jones

Eleanor Jones
Trauma Registry Analyst

Erin Svarda, CSTR
Trauma Registry Analyst

Decoda Wallace, CSTR, CAISS
Trauma Registry Analyst

Bonnie Woodard, RHIT
Trauma Registry Analyst

Physicians

Alejandro J. Luis, MD

Alejandro J. Luis, MD, FACS
Trauma Medical Director, Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Mark A. Jones, MD, FACS

Mark A. Jones, MD, FACS
Physician Executive, Prisma Health Richland Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Raymond Bynoe, MD, FACS

Raymond Bynoe, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: University of South Carolina, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Tennessee-Memphis, Trauma/Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery
Office Phone: 803-545-5824

Michael Fitzgerald, MD

Michael Fitzgerald, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Rachel A. Houchins, MD

Rachel A. Houchins, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Psychiatry
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Psychiatry
Certification: Psychiatry, Neurology
Office Phone: 803-434-4300

Phillip J. Prest, DO

Phillip J. Prest, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Certification: Board Eligible, General Surgery
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Jeremy M. Reeves, MD

Jeremy M. Reeves, MD, FACS
Director, Outreach, Education, and Emergency General Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Christopher M. Watson, MD

Christopher M. Watson, MD, FACS
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Mercer University School of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Case management team

A trauma case manager and trauma social worker are assigned to work with all trauma patients and families to assist them in planning their discharge from the hospital. Discharge planning begins upon admission and one of these team members will make contact with the immediate family within days after admission.

  • Peggy Fields, RN – 803-434-6419
  • Kathleen Sease, RN – 803-521-5537
  • Deborah Floyd, LMSW, ACM – 803-434-6977

Administration

Carol Ann Dean

Carol Ann Dean, BSN, TCRN
Manager, Trauma Services
803-434-6523

Vernetta Howell

Vernetta Howell
>Trauma Administrative Coordinator
803-434-6256

Julie Murray

Julie Murray, BSN, TCRN
Performance Improvement Coordinator
803-434-6776

Tracey Winchester

Tracey Winchester, BSN, TCRN
Performance Improvement Coordinator
803-434-6535

Lara Peck

Lara Peck, MPH, MCHES
Injury Prevention Coordinator
803-434-6231

Mark Morris

Mark Morris, NREMT
Pre-Hospital Liason
803-434-1458

Jeannie Fuller

Jeannie Fuller, BSN
Trauma Resiliency and Recovery Coordinator

Casey Herek

Casey Herek, RHIT
Lead Trauma Registry Analyst

Kimberly Bartlett, CPC, CSTR, CAISS, BA
Trauma Registry Analyst
803-434-6523

Eleanor Jones

Eleanor Jones
Trauma Registry Analyst

Erin Svarda, CSTR
Trauma Registry Analyst

Decoda Wallace, CSTR, CAISS
Trauma Registry Analyst

Bonnie Woodard, RHIT
Trauma Registry Analyst

Physicians

Alejandro J. Luis, MD

Alejandro J. Luis, MD, FACS
Trauma Medical Director, Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Centro America
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Mark A. Jones, MD, FACS

Mark A. Jones, MD, FACS
Physician Executive, Prisma Health Richland Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Raymond Bynoe, MD, FACS

Raymond Bynoe, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: University of South Carolina, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Tennessee-Memphis, Trauma/Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery
Office Phone: 803-545-5824

Michael Fitzgerald, MD

Michael Fitzgerald, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Rachel A. Houchins, MD

Rachel A. Houchins, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Psychiatry
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Psychiatry
Certification: Psychiatry, Neurology
Office Phone: 803-434-4300

Phillip J. Prest, DO

Phillip J. Prest, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Certification: Board Eligible, General Surgery
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Jeremy M. Reeves, MD

Jeremy M. Reeves, MD, FACS
Director, Outreach, Education, and Emergency General Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Christopher M. Watson, MD

Christopher M. Watson, MD, FACS
Director, Surgical Critical Care
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Mercer University School of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System, Surgical Critical Care
Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Office Phone: 803-434-8800

Case management team

A trauma case manager and trauma social worker are assigned to work with all trauma patients and families to assist them in planning their discharge from the hospital. Discharge planning begins upon admission and one of these team members will make contact with the immediate family within days after admission.

  • Peggy Fields, RN – 803-434-6419
  • Kathleen Sease, RN – 803-521-5537
  • Deborah Floyd, LMSW, ACM – 803-434-6977
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