Craig McCotter, MD, FACC, FHRS

Craig McCotter, MD, FACC, FHRS



Dr. Craig McCotter graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University. In 1999, he graduated with honors from East Carolina University School of Medicine as Doctor of Medicine. In college and medical school, his fellow educators, colleagues, and peers regarded him for his dedication to clinical research and the advancement of medicine. He was awarded the Jacob Furth Research Award for his accomplishments as a researcher, while at ECU. He has earned multiple US Patents on new technologies in cardiopulmonary bypass and renal diuresis. Dr. McCotter completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2002, where he was an American College of Physicians Research Competition Winner two consecutive years. He has also received seven Certificates of Achievement for Presentations and Research.

Dr. McCotter further pursued a Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He became the Chief Cardiology Fellow at UVA, where he developed an Echocardiography teaching module for the training of cardiology fellows. He pursued an Electrophysiology Cardiology Fellowship, in which he focused on atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular arrhythmia ablations, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, and biventricular devices.

Upon completion of his doctoral studies, Dr. McCotter served as the first Director of the Atrial Fibrillation and Arrhythmia Center at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital and Columbia Heart Clinic in Columbia, S.C.

Dr. McCotter has also served as Director of the Atrial Fibrillation and Arrhythmia Center at Saint Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC. He was integral in creating monitoring programs that allowed for the lowest electrophysiology procedure cost per case in the Bon Secours network. Dr. McCotter was nominated as “Best Physician” in the Upstate region, and he enjoyed a five-star physician rating.

Dr. McCotter is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine.

In his spare time, Dr. McCotter enjoys fishing and restoring old cars. He also enjoys Jeep riding with his children.

Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction surveys help us identify areas of improvement to work toward providing you with the best healthcare in the area. Patient satisfaction, along with increasing the quality of care delivered and reducing healthcare costs, are the three organizational objectives we focus on each and every day.

How does Craig McCotter compare?

  • How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed? 

    4.61 out of 5
  • How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.78 out of 5
  • Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.85 out of 5
  • When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results?

    4.60 out of 5