A 1982 Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of South Carolina, Dr. “Conrad” Bauknight is proud to claim a long family lineage at the University spanning four generations. Dr. Bauknight graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Biology with Honors in 1982, and from The USC School of Medicine in 1986. He then traveled to Richmond, Virginia and completed a three year Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. Following his Residency, he completed a year of basic science research in cerebral microcirculation physiology with Dr. Hermes Kontos, then Chief of Cardiology and subsequent Dean of the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Bauknight and family then moved to Iowa City, Iowa. At the University of Iowa he completed a four-year fellowship in Cardiology and Electrophysiology. After finishing his training in 1994, he brought his growing family back to Columbia. He has been in private practice in the Columbia area since that time, enjoying working primarily at the Providence Hospital.
Dr. Bauknight is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Electrophysiology. He is a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. He specializes in Electrophysiology as well as all aspects of Cardiology. His expertise includes the diagnosis and management of abnormalities of heart rhythm, palpitations, syncope and sudden cardiac death. His proficiency includes the implantation and management of lifesaving cardiac devices including implantable loop recorders, pacemakers and defibrillators. He has an extensive experience in the management of the complex medications used to treat these conditions. He enjoys over two decades of experience in ablation procedures to treat and cure a multiplicity of arrhythmias. He utilizes these techniques for managing and correcting all manner of rhythm disturbances in the heart including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) and ventricular tachycardia.
When not at work, Dr. Bauknight enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He is reinvigorated and finds purpose through his faith. He enjoys Carolina football and baseball, but he and his wife are longstanding USC basketball fanatics. When time permits, he chases a few bass at Lake Murray…and the fish always get away.