Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Anderson Area Medical Center
Board Certifications: Family Practice
Dr. Allen Kolb grew up on a dairy farm in Sumter, SC where he developed a love for science as a school aged child when he was given a chemistry set for Christmas one year. He attended Furman University where he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during his second year. After successful treatment, he returned to Furman and completed a major in Psychology, graduating in 1975. While at Furman, Kolb was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society and at MUSC Alpha Omega Alpha, national medical honor society.
Kolb married his high school sweetheart after graduation and attended a Baptist seminary before withdrawing to pursue pre-med courses. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated in 1983.
Dr. Kolb completed residency in Family Medicine at Anderson Memorial Hospital (now AnMed) where he served as chief resident his final year, 1986. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Kolb has lived and practiced in Abbeville since completing residency and is a member of Abbeville First Baptist Church where he sings in the choir and teaches Sunday School. He served on the Abbeville School District Board of Trustees for 22 years.
Dr. Kolb says that practicing in the new Healthcare Center is one of the highlights of his career. He and his wife, Sherry have 2 children, Alison and Stephen and 1 grandchild (so far).