Dr. Eric Graham graduated from Indiana University in 1995 and completed medical school at the University of Illinois in 1999. He went on to complete both his pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship training at the Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the staff at MUSC in 2005 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 2011, and professor with tenure in 2017. Dr. Graham has expertise in pediatric cardiac critical care with special interest in single ventricle physiology and the perioperative management of neonates. Dr. Graham previously served as the director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship training program and director of the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit at MUSC. He currently serves as the chief of pediatric cardiology.
Dr. Graham’s research interests include defining and modulating the inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass, improving outcomes for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single ventricle physiology, and improving the perioperative management of congenital heart disease. He participates in many multidisciplinary clinical trials; has presented his work at regional, national, and international meetings; has published numerous articles; and has been the recipient of awards and grants to support his research. He is currently the principal investigator on an NIH-funded multicenter randomized control trial evaluating the efficacy of steroids in improving outcomes in neonatal cardiac surgery.