Beaufort physician Tim Pearce has been named president of the S.C. Medical Association.
Pearce is the 153rd president of the group. He will lead the creation of the association's legislative priorities and serve as the spokesman for the state's medical community, according to a news release.
Pearce practices general surgery at Beaufort Surgical Associates and works at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He has served as chairman of the board and chief of staff at Beaufort Memorial.