Hometown: Jonesboro, GA
Undergraduate: Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Residency: Internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY

After having completed training for medical school and residency in different parts of the country, my husband and I wanted to return closer to home, thus making Greenville the perfect place for my child psychiatry training. We were pleasantly surprised by the balance between urban living with Greenville’s active downtown but also access to suburbs close by. With the potential to make this city our long-term home, Prisma Health in Greenville is a great place for child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training!


Hometown: Greenville, NC
Undergraduate: East Carolina University (ECU); Greenville, NC
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Residency: Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC, part of UNC-Chapel Hill); Asheville, NC

Hello and thank you for exploring our Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship, the University of South Carolina, and Prisma Health! I was drawn to this program for its blend of excellence in training with the unique collegial and benevolent atmosphere that I craved. I additionally chose the city of Greenville for its natural beauty, thriving social community, and diversity of culture and thought.

A medical career was always within my plan, but psychiatry captured my interest as I consider it to be the most interesting, challenging, and creative branch of medicine. As Pulitzer-prize winning political writer and psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer said, psychiatry “combines the practicality of medicine and the elegance of philosophy.” Our fellowship was created to address the grave need for mental health services in our area, particularly relating to children. I personally believe that childhood is the most important time for meaningful improvement in a person’s lifelong wellness. My further interest is the changing economic and political landscape of medicine and how it relates to the care of our patients.

My interests include outdoor activities such as hiking, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking, which I have found in abundance nearby. I love all sports, though tennis is my favorite. I play piano and enjoy reading, movies, and exploring Greenville’s thriving food and drink scenes with friends and family.


Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville Psychiatry Residency Program

I completed my general psychiatry residency here at Prisma Health, and I am so excited to stay for fellowship. I chose this program because of the amazing faculty, supportive learning environment, and diverse clinical experiences. Wellness and work-life balance are made a priority, which is appealing to me as well. I also really wanted to stay in Greenville because it is such a wonderful place to live. Greenville is great for people who love the outdoors and is full of fun and exciting things to do.



Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate: Temple University
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Hospital
Fellowship: Prisma Heath UofSC School of Medicine Greenville (Class of 2021)
Future Practice: Prisma Health Emergency Psychiatry, Greenville, SC

I chose to enter child psychiatry as an opportunity to expand my practice.

Sunny Patel, DO


Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergraduate: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
Residency: Prisma Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

I had an amazing experience completing my residency at Prisma Health, so continuing my training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry here was an easy decision. I was fortunate enough to work with all of the great attendings beforehand, and realized that this would be the optimal experience for me from both an educational and a service standpoint. I also got a small taste of the high demand for child and adolescent psychiatry in the upstate of South Carolina, and I knew that this would ensure a vast educational experience. I chose this field because I value treating mental illness early on in life, and believe that this allows for a higher chance of success for remission. Furthermore, I have always been fascinated by family dynamics, trauma therapy, and treating the psychosocial issues at their core, which can often be initially targeted in childhood.