Stephen F. Ridley, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Ridley received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2001. He subsequently completed his specialty training in Emergency Medicine at Palmetto Health Richland, graduating in 2004 with additional certification in Emergency Ultrasound and Hyperbaric Medicine. While there, he received the Sydney Burns Award for Compassion. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and practices at both Palmetto Health Baptist, where he has served as Chief of Emergency Medicine, and Palmetto Health Richland where he teaches in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. His academic interests include emergency ultrasound and the integration of developing technologies with medicine. Dr. Ridley is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Soma Management, Inc., which manages Soma Access Systems LLC.
Prior to his medical career Dr. Ridley was an engineer employed by ThorOdin, Inc. He developed specialized urethane foam and urethane foam processing technology for the U.S. Department of the Navy, and he was responsible for design and development of process control systems that remain in use in Navy shipyards today.