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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Martha Stroud, MS


Martha R. Stroud, M.S., Instructor
Specialty:    Biostatistics

Martha Stroud is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.  She graduated from Emory University in 1970 with a B.A. in chemistry.  While attending Emory, she was elected to Mortar Board as well as Pi Alpha, the honor chemical society.  Martha moved to Charleston in 1970 and worked at MUSC for a year as a computer programmer.  She was accepted into MUSC’s newly founded master’s degree program in Biometry and received her M.S. in 1973. During graduate school she was admitted to Mu Sigma Rho, National Honor Fraternity for Statistics.

After graduation Martha held positions in several departments of MUSC including the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), as well as the Departments of Family Practice, Pharmacology, and Biometry. Martha joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1980 as an independent contractor.  She was appointed to the position of Instructor in 1988 and has remained with the division since that time.

Martha’s special interests include survival statistics.  She assisted in creating a database for the Division’s valve patients in 1980 and has maintained the database to the present.  The database now contains over 3000 patients who have been followed up regularly since 1980.  Multiple presentations and peer reviewed papers have resulted from the data collected.  Martha also serves as the data manager for the Division’s STS Adult Cardiac database.  She is a co-author of over 30 peer reviewed journal articles and has contributed to numerous abstracts and presentations.


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