Bradley LeNoir, M.D. Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief

Brad LeNoir, M.D. was born in Delaware to Rich and Rosemarie LeNoir, who imparted on him a strong work ethic and a need to care for others.

From a young age, he was a hard-working child, shoveling driveways on snow days and holding down a job since he was 14. He attended Salesianum High School in Wilmington, DE, where he started a school organization dedicated to serving those in the community with cognitive disabilities.

From Delaware, he traveled to northern Indiana to attend the University of Notre Dame. Underneath the Golden Dome, he excelled both in the classroom and in the community. In addition to a Biology degree, Brad was a student assistant and practice player for the Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Team, ran a $1 million organization, and traveled lived in Ecuador for a summer.

Also at Notre Dame, he discovered his path to medicine, which led him to Columbus, Ohio.Brad’s exposure to heart surgery came from Ohio State and his medical school mentors - Dr. Thomas Williams and Dr. Sergio Carrillo. Working hard in the classroom and on the wards, Brad finished Magna Cum Laude at Ohio State, while at the same time earning a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

An away rotation during 4th year of medical school brought Brad to Charleston, and solidified his number one choice of residency at MUSC. While in Charleston, Brad has observed many transitions and growth within the CT Surgery Department, learning valuable lessons in patient care in the OR and on the wards. Through it all, the training he has received and the growth he has undergone have been unmatched.

Thinking back to May 2019, he remembers everything coming together as the team took care of 4 ECMO patients in a row in addition to the 20 other patients on service. He remembers the camaraderie and the dedication of everyone at MUSC to help the patients and their families through their most trying times. 

Over the years, his love of heart transplants, an operation that convinced Brad he needed to do cardiac surgery, has grown as the heart failure surgery team has developed immensely. Some of his favorite cases and patient stories have included the heart transplants as well as the complex aortic cases.

Brad Lenoir testimonial

Brad will leave Charleston, SC and head to the northern Carolina in order to work at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute at Atrium Health, in Charlotte, NC. While he is sad to go, the challenges ahead will be exciting. As he leaves, he has prided himself on the team he has helped build, the friends he has made, and the good that all together have done for the community in South Carolina.

Bradley LeNoir tribute


Brad LeNoir with faculty and colleagues