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Timothy West, MD, Infectious Disease, Charleston, SC, Roper Hospital


Infectious Disease Charleston, SC

Lowcountry Infectious Diseases Chief Infection Prevention Roper St. Francis HealthCare

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  • Dr. Timothy West has been an Iinfectious Disease specialist in Charleston, SC and was affiliated with Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Tenet East Cooper Hospital, and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital. He was Chief of Infection Prevention for the Roper-St. Francis Healthcare System for over 20 years. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1974 and has been in practice 43 years. He mostly retired from active clinical practice in 2021 with the exception of a clinic once each week. He has more than 40 publications and was a recipient of the Barry Farr Award in 2007 for a study of MRSA Infections reductions using screening techniques for colonization.

Education & Training

  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical University of South CarolinaFellowship, Infectious Disease, 1979 - 1980
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical University of South CarolinaFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1978 - 1979
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical University of South CarolinaResidency, Internal Medicine, 1974 - 1978
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineClass of 1974
  • Harding University Main Campus
    Harding University Main CampusB.S., Major: Chemistry, Minor: Biology, 1966 - 1970

Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 1975 - 2025
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Medisoft Clinical EHR, McKesson Corporation, 2013
  • SHEA Barry Farr Award 2007

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Effect of targeted surveillance for control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a community hospital system  
    West TE, Guerry C, Hiott M, Morrow N, Ward K, Salgado CD, Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1/1/2006
  • Thalidomide: Treatment of severe recurrent aphthous stomatitis in patients with AIDS  
    Nicolau DP, West TE, Anns of Pharmacother, 1/1/1990
  • Immunologic characterization of an exopolysaccharide from Staphylococcus aureus strain Smith diffuse  
    West, T.E., R.A. Lewis, and M.A. Apicella, J Gen Microbiol, 1/1/1987
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Antibiotics Review 
    Wild Dunes Resort - 1/14/2010
  • Postpartum Group A Streptococcal Infections 
    Greenville, SC - 1/30/2008
  • Updates in Antibiotics and Infection Management 
    Charleston, SC - 1/6/2008
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Hospital Affiliations