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: 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 – Upstate, 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.