Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is pleased to introduce our Medical Director, Dr. Robert Brouillard. Together with our Hospice Physicians, Dr. Gary Thomas and Dr. Stephen Tiley, and our Lowcountry Palliative Care Medical Director, Dr. Hayda Perdue, they bring over 40 years of experience in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.
Our Medical Director, Hospice Physicians, and Lowcountry Palliative Care Medical Director — along with our clinical care team — work closely with a patient’s trusted health care provider to ensure that the focus remains on making end-of-life and chronic symptom process as painless and stress-free as possible. This benefits both the patient and as his or her loved ones. Available for home visits and consults, our Medical Director and Hospice Physicians are passionate about providing the most compassionate care, improving our patients’ quality of life, and preserving their dignity as they navigate the difficult end-of-life or chronic diagnosis journey.
Robert Brouillard, MD
Dr. Brouillard graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS. He received his MD from New Jersey College of Medicine and did a rotating Internship, Internal Medicine Residence and Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After 10 years at Walter Reed, he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant Colonel and went into private practice of Oncology in San Diego, California.
He spent 4 years as an Associate Medical Director at San Diego Hospice before retiring in 2007. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. He is the father of five children and proud to be working with Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.
Gary Thomas, MD
Dr. Gary Thomas received his B.A. of Chemistry from the College of Charleston and medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Following that, he did his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and was named chief resident. He completed his medical oncology fellowship at The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University. Dr. Thomas is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Cancer Society and South Carolina Oncology Society.
Dr. Thomas has been in practice in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1993 and has been the Medical Director of South Carolina Cancer Specialists since 2001. He accepted the Clinical Assistant Professor appointment to Medical University of South Carolina in 2006.
Stephen Tiley, DO
Dr. Stephen Tiley joined Beaufort Memorial New River Cancer Center in fall 2020. Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, he came to the Lowcountry from Vidalia, Georgia, after seven years on staff at Meadows Regional Cancer Center there.
Previously director of its infusion center, most recently he had been chief of the cancer center’s hematology/oncology division and chair of its medicine department. He also served as assistant medical director for Community Hospice in Vidalia.
Hayda Perdue, MD
Hayda Perdue, MD, took an unorthodox, yet remarkable, path to becoming a doctor. Born in the Peruvian Amazon, she spent the first six years of her life living in the jungle with her parents and six siblings. Her family faced threats from terrorist groups which led to their eventual separation.
When Dr. Perdue moved to the city of Iquitos and started attending school, she began dreaming of becoming a doctor to help others. She studied long hours after high school in order to gain acceptance at a national university to study medicine, and then took English classes every night after school for two years. She later did a residency in Internal Medicine at the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, and completed two rotations at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. Dr. Perdue completed a fellowship at Mercer University in Macon and has worked for the last several years in palliative and hospice care in Atlanta and Maryland. Dr. Perdue is board certified in Internal and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Perdue serves as our Lowcountry Palliative Care Medical Director.