South Carolina Medical Association Physician in the Spotlight

Meet Bryan T. Green, M.D., a Gastroenterologist dedicated to his patients, an advocate for colon cancer prevention and a passionate land conservationist.

Dr. Green. is a southeastern native who grew up in Milton, Florida. He received his B.S. in Biology from Mercer University, summa cum laude, and graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine as Alpha Omega Alpha.

After completing his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Green completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Duke University. He published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and presented his research at more than 10 national meetings during his medical training. After graduation, he joined Digestive Diseases Group in Greenwood, South Carolina in 2004, where he currently works with an active Gastroenterology practice.

Dr. Green serves his community through numerous board leadership roles, including two terms on the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Greenwood School District 52 parents’ advisory board. He is a passionate land conservationist who has personally preserved more than 1,400 acres of endangered land along rivers in South Carolina through conservation easements. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Upper Savannah Land Trust to further support land conservation efforts.

Dr. Green is the current President of the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association (SCGA) and spearheads a variety of activities within the organization. He promotes the Colon Cancer Prevention Network, a partnership between the University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research and a number of SCGA member physicians that have agreed to perform free screening colonoscopies to underinsured patients throughout the state. More than 1,000 patients have received this service. He will present this research at the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer consortium this summer, and has strengthened the ties between the SCGA and the MUSC Digestive Disease Center. Dr. Green volunteers as the SCMA Doctor of the Day at the South Carolina Statehouse each March, in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness month.

Dr. Green travels to Washington DC each March to participate in the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Legislative Weekend to advocate for funding for colon cancer treatment and prevention with Congress. The DDNC is an advocacy organization comprised of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases, and focuses on improving public policy and increasing public awareness with respect to diseases of the digestive system. Dr. Green is part of a team comprised of a physician, nurse, and patients that meet with Congressmen or their staff to promote funding for digestive health. He also has been active on the Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee of the South Carolina Cancer Alliance.