Shawn P. McKay, MD, FAAOA

Chief of Staff

MUSC Florence Medical Center

Dr. McKay and his wife moved to Florence in 2006 after completion of his surgical training in Michigan.  Since then he has welcomed 2 boys to his family, and Mrs. and Dr. McKay are now proud to call Florence their home. Dr. McKay has special interest in the treatment of sinus disease and sinus surgery.  His interests also include endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid), Head & Neck cancer, allergy, swallowing and voice disorders, and pediatric ENT.  He is Board Certified, he is also on the teaching faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr McKay has also been proudly elected to be Chief of Staff at MUSC Florence Medical Center.

Work Experience

  • 2006-Present Florence Ears, Nose & Throat
    Florence, South Carolina

Hospital Affiliations

  • McLeod Regional Medical Center
    555 East Cheves Street
    Florence, South Carolina 29506
    • 2016-Present McLeod Physician's Leadership Academy
  • Medical University of South Carolina - Florence Medical Center
    805 Pamplico Highway
    Florence, South Carolina 29505
    • 2020-2022 Chief of Staff MUSC Florence Medical Center
    • 2018-2020 Sec Medical Executive Committee, Chair Quality Control Committee
    • 2016-2018 Chairman Department of Surgery Carolinas Hospital
    • 2014-2016 Medical Executive Committee Carolinas Hospital 


  • 2014-Present  ​Assistant Clinical Professor Department of Surgery University of South Carolina School of Medicine 
  • 2006-Present Clinical Faculty McLeod Regional Family Medicine Residency


  • 2002-2006 Wayne State University Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Detroit, MI
  • 2001-2002 Wayne State University Department of Surgery
    Detroit, MI


  • Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • State of South Carolina Medical License


  • 1997-2001 MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 1992-1996 Cornell University
    B.A. Microbiology
    Ithaca, NY

Research Publications

  • McKay SP, Shinhar SY, Belenky WM. Pulmonary involvement in a case of juvenile onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2003 Jun;82(6):447-9
  • McKay SP, Grégoire L, Lonardo F, Reidy P, Mathog RH, Lancaster WD. Human papillomavirus (HPV) transcripts in malignant inverted papilloma are from integrated HPV DNA. Laryngoscope. 2005 Aug;115(8):1428-31
  • McKay SP, Meslemani D, Stachler R, Krouse J. Intradermal positivity after negative prick testing for inhalants. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Aug;135(2):232-5
  • McKay SP, Shibuya TY, Armstrong WB, Wong HS, Panossian AM, Ager J, Mathog RH. Squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinuses and skull base . Am J Otolaryngol. 2007 Sep-Oct;28(5):294-301

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Travel award to American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Basic Course
  • 2005 Research travel award to American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy annual meeting
  • 2000 Inducted in Alpha Omega Alpha


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Florence Medical Society
  • South Carolina State Medical Society

Contact Us

Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 12:00 PM