customer of the month

JANUARY 2015 - EVH Customer of the Month

Ernie Stokes, PA-C.

Ernie Stokes is a Physician Assistant (PA) at Grand Strand Heart and Vascular in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and an Allied Health Professional on staff with Grand Strand Medical Center. With nearly 17 years of experience as a Cardiac PA, Ernie is currently responsible for Endoscopic Vein Harvesting and first assisting in open heart surgery, including minimally invasive aortic valve surgery and thoracic surgery. He started his career back in 1998, then later joined the South Carolina Army National Guard where he served as a PA for 10 years.


Ernie is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has had vast training across Europe (including in Germany, Poland, Luxembourg and Belgium) as a Clinical Ambassador for Maquet. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physician Assisting from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and also earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s degree in education from The Citadel in Charleston.


Ernie has been married for 19 years to his wife Dana and has three children: Caroline (16), Weston (14) and Ethan (9). He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family on the river, at the beach and sports fields.

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