Leadership

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Peter Tilkemeier, MD, MMM, FACC, MASNC, FAHA

Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Clinical Professor, Clemson University School of Health Research

I enjoy the role of mentor, whether with students, medical students, residents, fellows or faculty, the opportunity to pay back the mentorship I received during my career is an important part of who I am professionally.

When not at work, I cherish spending time with my wife and two Labradors, Lulu and Lady Gaga. Yes, that’s right Lady Gaga – her music helped her relax in the car on the way home from the breeder in Rhode Island. I also appreciate travel and photography and have visited all fifty United states and five continents, Antarctica and Australia are left. Most recently we have visited Katmai and Brooks Falls in Alaska to spend time with the brown bears. Being a chair was certainly not on my bucket list and it is a great opportunity to lead a large, diverse, caring group of professionals dedicated to inspiring health, serving with compassion and most importantly making a difference!
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Alain Litwin, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Academics and Research, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Professor, Clemson University School of Health Research

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Meredith Eicken, MD, MPH

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics,
University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clemson University School of Health Research

Hello everyone! As you can see below, I’ve lived in most regions
of the country and could not be happier to have made the
choice to set down roots here at Prisma Health-Upstate/UofSC
School of Medicine Greenville.

When we decided to leave Boston, I had a list of things I was looking for in my dream job – opportunities to teach and mentor residents, a strong academic medical center, the ability to support QI and research in advancing community health, and a vibrant city that would allow us to spend the least possible time driving in a car. When I came to interview we were blown away after meeting the incredible physicians in the Internal Medicine department and learning of all of the work being done to improve population health and healthcare for uninsured and underinsured individuals. We spent time in Greenville enjoying the Saturday produce market, outdoor live music, and the restaurant scene and immediately knew that this was the perfect place for us personally and professionally. I feel grateful every day to be able to do what I love. Clinically I am an outpatient physician, and have the privilege of supervising our residents at the Internal Medicine Clinic. Our residents are such compassionate, talented, and dedicated individuals and I am honored to be able to support their training as PD. In addition to leadership of the residency I do research and quality improvement work to enhance our ability to screen and address the social determinants of health, with a specific focus on food insecurity. When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading, cooking, and yoga, but as the mom of two young kids you will most often find me spending time with my family outdoors (nature walking, bike riding on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, or walking around Falls Park!).
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Kraft Fellowship in Community Health Leadership
Career Interests: Mentorship, physician wellbeing, community
health, improving health equity through screening and addressing
the social determinants of health
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John H. Schrank Jr., MD

John H. Schrank Jr., MD

Chief of Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease Specialist, UMG Division of Infectious Diseases
Clinical Assistant Professor University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville

Rhett M. Shirley, MD

Rhett M. Shirley, MD

Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Clinical Assistant Professor University of South Carolina School of Medicine –Greenville