Usah Lilavivat, MD
Dr. Lilavivat attended Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and received his M.D. in 1970. He completed his medical residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, NY in 1974, and completed his fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1978. In 1981, he moved to Sumter, SC and cofounded Sumter Medical Specialists, PA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Dr. Lilavivat is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Endocrine Society. He is a past president of the Sumter Clarendon Lee Medical Society, the American Diabetes Association, SC Affiliated, the Southern Chapter of TPAA, and the Carolinas Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is past Chief of Staff and a member of the Board of Trustees of Tuomey Healthcare System. Since 1998, he has served several terms on the Board of Directors of the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina. In addition, he has served as the Council Coordinator of the Endocrine, Bone and Mineral Council and on the Board of Directors of the American College of Nutrition. In 2004, he was named the Physician of the Year by the South Carolina Department of Health, Education, and Environmental Control.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Lilavivat actively participates in many clinical trials related to diabetes medications. His passion is teaching and he enjoys participating in numerous lectureships while busy in medical practice.