Dr. Glen Strickland was born in Columbia, SC but grew up in the Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended public schools in Little Rock and graduated Valedictorian from Parkview High School. He then pursued a degree in Biology, with a minor in Mathematics, from Vanderbilt University and graduated in 1980 Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Strickland then went back to Little Rock to attend medical school at the University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine and received his MD in 1984. His general surgery training was done at the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. He finished in 1990. His formal surgical education was completed after an additional year of training as a fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas (1990-1991).
Dr. Strickland has been in private practice in surgery, primarily at Lexington Medical Center, since 1993. He is a member of Lexington Surgery. He is a past Chief of Surgery at Lexington Medical Center and has served on numerous other committees.
Dr. Strickland is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His area of special interest is laparoscopic surgery (including but not limited to anti-reflux, hernia, colon, gallbladder appendix, obesity and cancer surgery) but he is active in all aspects of general surgery, such as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the breast, skin and soft tissues, and endocrine glands (thyroid, adrenal, etc.).
Dr. Strickland is the Medical Director of Bariatric (weight-loss) Surgery at Lexington Medical Center. Together with Drs. Givens and Antonetti, they formed the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center (SCOSC). The SCOSC was the very first weight loss surgery practice in the Midlands of South Carolina and continues to be the busiest. The SCOSC achieved its first Center of Excellence Award from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in 2005 and its second designation as a Center of Excellence, from the American College of Surgeons, in 2008. By the end of 2008 the surgeons of the SCOSC had performed over 3000 bariatric surgeries.