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Meet Our Anesthesiologists

Meet Our Anesthesiologists

Our Priority is Patient Care and Comfort

The anesthesiologists at Anesthesia Associates of Rock Hill are highly skilled physicians who put a priority on patient care and comfort. Meet our team and see why we’re the exclusive, trusted provider for anesthesia services at Piedmont Medical Center and Carolina Surgical Center.

James “Gus” Allinger, MD

Residency
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Anesthesiology
1994 – 1997
Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology
May, 1996 – December, 1996Internship
Memorial Medical Center, Inc., Savanah, GA
General Surgery
1993 – 1994

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
M.D.
1989 – 1993

College
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
B.S.
Biochemistry
1985-1989
Cum Laude

Robert “Bob” Baker, MD

Residency
Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC
Anesthesiology
1989 -1992
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC
Transitional Residency
1988-1989Medical School
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
M.D.
1988
Cum Laude

Graduate School
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Master in Business Administration
1996
Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi

College
University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy, Columbia, SC
B.S. Pharmacy
1983
Phi Beta Kappa, Rho Chi Honor Society, Naval ROTC Scholarship,
Magna Cum Laude

Douglas “Doug” Forrester, MD

Fellowship
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Obstetric Anesthesiology
1996 – 1997Residency
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Anesthesiology
1993 – 1996
Robert D. Dripps award for Outstanding Graduating Resident, 1996

Internship
University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
General Surgery
1992 – 1993

Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
M.D.
1988 – 1992

College
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
B.S.
Department of Engineering Mechanics
1984 – 1988
Magna Cum Laude Graduate

Mark Hooten, MD

Residency
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Anesthesiology
1991 – 1994Internship
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Department of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics
1990 -1991Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
M.D.
1986 – 1990

College
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Bachelor of Science
1982 – 1986
Magna Cum Laude

Steven Petersen, MD

Residency
University of Tennessee Hospital, Knoxville, TN
Anesthesiology
2000 – 2003Internship
University of Tennessee Hospital, Knoxville, TN
Internal Medicine
1999 – 2000Medical School
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
M.D.
1999

College
Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN
B.S. Biochemistry
1994

Richard “Rick” Richter, MD

Residency
University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Anesthesiology
1990 – 1993Internship
University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Department of Anesthesiology
1989 – 1990

Medical School
Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem,NC
M.D.
1989

College
Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC
1982 – 1983
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
B.A. Religion / Zoology
1982

Robert “Bob” Start, MD

Residency
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Anesthesiology
1991 -1994Internship
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Department of Internal Medicine
1990 – 1991

Medical School
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
M.D.
1990

College
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.S. in Natural Science
1986

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