Phyllis MacGilvray, M.D., FAAFP

Phyllis MacGilvray, MD, FAAFP joined Prisma Health in 2018 as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine and in 2020 began her current role as Department Chair. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Clemson University and Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing her Family Medicine residency at the University of Vermont, she held numerous faculty positions, served as the Family Medicine Residency Program Director and the Designated Institutional Official for Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, and Vice Chair for Medical Student Education at University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. As Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Department Chair with Prisma Health, she supports three Family Medicine residency programs across the upstate, oversees medical student education for Family Medicine across the department, mentors students and residents in research and scholarly activities, and serves the medical school on the Appointment & Promotions Committee. Nationally, she is a member of the Prescribers’ Letter National Editorial Board Recommendations Panel, the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. MacGilvray is originally from Abbeville, South Carolina and has been proud to be back home serving patients across the upstate for the past three years. An active clinician-educator, her passions are caring for patients of all ages and stages of life, teaching and mentoring medical students and residents, and attracting students to careers in Family Medicine.