General Surgery Graduates

Class of 2019

Thekla Bacharach, MD
University of Queensland School of Medicine Vascular Surgery
Fellowship: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

Andrew M. Bonett, MD
University of Central Florida College of Medicine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill

Yamuna T. Krishna, MD
American University of Antigua College of Medicine Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care
Fellowship – University of Connecticut, Hartford, Conn

Michael Wes Love, MD
University of Alabama School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa Minimally Invasive Surgery
Fellowship: Prisma Health-Upstate , Greenville, SC

Benjamin C. Powell, MD
Florida State University College of Medicine Vascular Surgery
Fellowship: University of Tennessee Graduate Medicine School of Knoxville, Tenn

Richard Anderson Steadman III, MD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Columbia)
General Surgery Private Practice-East Cooper Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Geoffrey H. Yurcisin, MD
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Faculty, Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, SC

Preliminary

Virginia R. Barton, MD
Medical University of South Carolina Research
Fellow: University of California, Davis

Benjamin Childes, MD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Columbia)
Interventional Radiology Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, Ohio

Connor D. Crowley, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Nuclear Medicine Fellowship, MUSC then on to
Diagnostic Radiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Adam C. Metzger, MD
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
General Surgery Residency, Prisma Health-Upstate, Greenville Memorial Hospital Program, Greenville

Class of 2018

MacKenzie J. Bartz, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Site: General Surgery, Spartanburg Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC

William J. Berglind, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Site: General Surgery, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi

Kyle V. Conway, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Site: General Surgery, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio

Ashley Jones, MD
Mercer University School of Medicine Macon
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, Navicent Health, Macon, Georgia

Sean P. McGrath, MD
American University of the Caribbean
Site: General Surgery, DeKalb Medical, Atlanta, Georgia

Katherine F. Pellizzeri, MD
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Site: Prisma Health-Upstate Faculty Greer/Spartanburg, South Carolina
Fellowship: Prisma Health-Upstate, Surgical Critical Care, Greenville, SC

Preliminary

Joseph Scott Hunter Bittle, MD
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Residency: Radiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Selina Juarez, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Prisma Health-Upstate, General Surgery – Categorical PGY-1, Greenville, South Carolina

Shadi Messiah, MD
Saint James School of Medicine Anguilla
Residency: Anesthesiology, Chicago, IL

Dean M. Weich, Jr., DO
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin – Anesthesiology

Class of 2017

James Richard Davis, MD
Endocrine Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

Michael J. Harling, MD
Physician Faculty, Mbingo Baptist Hospital, Cameroon, West Africa

Harold Ragan Howe III, MD
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA

David Calhoun Jacobs, Jr., MD
Surgery Faculty, Baptist Easley Hospital, Easley, SC

Megan K. Straughan, MD
ACS TTP Fellowship, Oconee Memorial Hospital (GHS), Seneca SC; Global Surgery Fellowship, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Colin Bill Webb,  MD
Surgery Faculty, Baptist Easley Hospital, Easley, SC

Preliminary

Jonathan C. Boguski, MD
Anesthesiology Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Ahmed A. Farag, MD
Interventional Radiology Residency, University  of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Megan C. Kemp MD
Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine Residency, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

David F. Verna, MD
General Surgery Residency, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC

Class of 2016

Amanda H. Eckenrode, MD
Shelby Surgical Associates, Shelby, NC

Mathew T. Epps, MD
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

April A. Grant, MD
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Miami, FL

Ivanylo I. Mitsiev, MD
Parkside General Surgery, Park Ridge, IL

John S. Richey, MD Hepatico
Biliary Surgery Fellowship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

R. Jared Sanders, MD
SGMC Surgery, Valdosta, GA

Preliminary

Jamie D. Hall, MD
PGY- 1 Cat. General Surgery, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH

Summer N. Rochester, DO
PGY- 1 Cat. General Surgery, GHS, General Surgery

Victoria V. Tate, MD
PGY-1 Cat. Orthopedic Surgery, GHS, Orthopedic Surgery

Daniel Wilkinson, MD
PGY-1 Cat. General Surgery, St. Joseph Exempla Hospital, Denver, CO

Class of 2015

Gautam Bhatia, MD
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Fellowship, Birmingham, AL

David E. Disbrow, MD
Colon and Rectal Fellowship, Greenville, SC

Viet H. Le, MD
Oconee Memorial Hospital, Faculty, Seneca, SC

Joshua P. Simpson, MD
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Birmingham, AL

Jason T. Wells, MD
Plastics Fellowship, Burlington, MA

Preliminary

Sammy Nassari, MD
Internal Medicine Residency, Huntington, W. VA

Rami Michael, MD
GHS, General Surgery Residency PGY-1 Categorical, Greenville, SC

Benjamin Powell, MD
GHS, General Surgery Residency PGY-2 Categorical, Greenville, SC

Ashwin P. Rao, MD
Radiology Categorical 2, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents, Augusta, GA

Class of 2014

Mark G. Jones, MD
Private Practice, General Surgery, Covington, LA

Catherine Lindsay McKnight, MD
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Univ of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Matthew A.  Shaver, MD
Private Practice, General Surgery, Stanly Surgical Associates, Albemarle, NC

Ihab M.B. Shenouda, MD
Private Practice, General Surgery, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC

Yuliya Y. Yurko, MD
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale AR

Preliminary

Justin L. Ellerman, MD
Military – Air Force

Jacob M. Folse, MD
Orthopedic Residency, Jackson, MS

Hongjie Yuan, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, New York, NY

Class of 2013

Brian Newton Boland, MD
Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Westin, FL

Adam Gregory Przybyla, MD
Private Practice, Tuomey Healthcare System, Sumter, SC

Lucy Brannon Traxler, MD
Breast Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Marc Stuart Zelickson, MD
Private Practice, Huntsville, AL

Preliminary

William John Berglind, MD
General Surgery Residency, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC

Nathan Eric Smith, MD
General Surgery Residency, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Alan Lee Vorst, MD
General Surgery Residency, St. Joseph Mercy, MI

Zivinas Zakarevicius, MD
Anesthesia Residency, Cook County Health & Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL

Class of 2012

David S. Coykendall, DO
General Surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Rebecca J. Johnson, MD
Cardiothoracic Fellowship, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

R. Stephen McAdory, MD
General Surgery, Surgery Associates, Tupelo, MS

John T. Nelson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Joshua D. Washer, MD
Renal Transplant Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Lionel van der Westhuizen, MD
Minimal Access Fellowship, Greenville Health System University Medical Group Faculty

Class of 2011

Christopher William Bailey, MD
General Surgery, United States Navy, Okinawa, Japan

Stephen James Mittelstaedt, MD
General Surgery, Greenville, SC

Keith Matthew Webb, MD
Pediatric Anorectal Malformations Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Pediatric Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Columbus, OH

Preliminary

Ross Joseph Chapel, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Patrice Janell Holmes, MD
Psychiatry Residency, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Tiffany D. L. Maines, MD
Anesthesia Residency, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Cindy-Marie O’Neal, MD
General Surgery Residency, Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Class of 2010

Catherine M. Bronder, D.O.
General Surgeon, US Navy

James F. Green, Jr., M.D.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Memphis

Jason R. Moore, M.D.
General Surgeon, US Navy

Christopher R. Schneider, M.D.
University of Louisville, KY Faculty, General and Trauma Surgery

Preliminary

Jay M. Culpepper, M.D.
Orthopaedic Residency, LSU, Shreveport, LA

Melissa A. Davis, M.D.
Radiology Residency, University of North Carolina

David T. Farr, M.D.
Anesthesia Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2009

Brent Jason Bell, M.D.
Bariatric Fellowship, Columbia, MO

Wesley Branch Jones, M.D.
Hepatobiliary Fellowship, University of Louisville, KY

Cedrek Latroy McFadden, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Georgia Colon & Rectal Surgical Associates, PA, Atlanta, GA

Bryan Clarence Morse, M.D.
Trauma & Critical Care Fellowship, Emory Health Care, Atlanta, GA

Kyle B. Boyce, M.D.
Anesthesia Residency, Morgantown, WV

Haijiang Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Ophthalmology Residency, University of Texas, Galveston, TX

Ihor Vladimir MeInytskyy, M.D.
Anesthesia Residency, John H. Stoger, Jr. Hospital, Chicago, IL

Class of 2008

Michael S. Cicchillo, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Residency, Greenville, SC

Michael C. Hartley, M.D.
Vascular Surgery Residency, Greenville, SC

Thomas W. Kendall, Jr., M.D.
Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Winston-Salem, NC

Class of 2007

Chai L. Arunakul, M.D.
General Surgery Private Practice, Marietta, FL

Rob M. Palmer, M.D.
General Surgery Private Practice, Toledo, OH

Charles D. Procter, Jr., M.D.
General Surgery Private Practice, Cumming, GA

John D. Valentine, M.D.
General Surgery Private Practice, Nashville, TN

Class of 2006

William W. Hope, M.D.
Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Charlotte, NC

John D. Scott, M.D.
Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Cincinnati, OH

Class of 2005

Brian W. Dach, D.O.
General Surgery GHS, Greenville, SC

Jason R. Dameron, M.D.
Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Winston-Salem, NC

Bradley M. Snow, M.D.
General Surgery GHS, Greenville, SC

Class of 2004

William D. Bolton, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Jackson, MS

Benjamin M. Manning, M.D.
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Louisville, KY

Ajay P. Patel, M.D.
Vascular Fellowship, Memphis, TN

Class of 2003

William S. Cobb, IV, M.D.
Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Charlotte, NC

Hunter Q. Kirkland, M.D.
Cardiothoracic Fellowship, Houston, TX

Paul J. Syribeys, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Atlanta, GA