Division of General Surgery
Biographical Overview for E. Douglas Norcross, MD, FACS
E. Douglas Norcross, MD, FACS
E. Douglas Norcross, MD was born in 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University and graduated with high honors with a degree in Biology (Ecology). Following college he attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers Medical School in Piscataway, NJ graduating in 1983. After completing internship and residency at UMDNJ Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden NJ, he completed a fellowship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the Southern New Jersey Regional Trauma Center at Cooper Hospital. He joined the faculty of MUSC in 1989 as Medical Director of MUSC’s state designated level I trauma center and medical director of MUSC’s surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Norcross served as Medical Director of MUSC’s level I trauma center for 21 years until taking the role of Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Surgery. He has served as the Department of Surgery’s education liaison to the Dean’s Office since 1998. He has been very active in development of South Carolina’s trauma system having served on the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s EMS advisory council for 25 years. He was the first chairman of South Carolina’s Trauma Advisory Council, a role he held until 2012 after more than 20 years in that position. Dr. Norcross serves as the Medical Director for Meducare ground, MUSC’s ground transport EMS service.
Dr. Norcross’s primary focus remains surgical education and development of a statewide trauma system. He serves on numerous education related committees within the College of Medicine.