Chief’s Corner

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Dan Temas, MD
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC 
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina
Medical School: USC School of Medicine- Columbia

 

Why I chose Greenville: I visited Greenville for a weekend with my wife while in medical school at USC Columbia and immediately fell in love with the relaxed but vibrant atmosphere, the variety of outdoor activities, and the fact that it’s at least 5 degrees cooler in the summer than everywhere else in South Carolina. While couples-matching to the IM program we were met with open arms and unmatched kindness and it was clear that all the residents and faculty truly enjoyed working together. Looking back, I don’t regret one minute of my time here. The people are friendly, the education is top notch, and we have access to resources normally found in much larger institutions without the downsides of a giant metropolitan hospital.

Professional Interest: Pulmonary and Critical Care

Fun fact (or facts) that people don’t know about me: One summer I perforated both of my eardrums in separate water-related mishaps. I hold two weightlifting records at the Life Center but can’t prove it since they took the board down. My first daughter, Abigail, was born in 2020 and we have a second child due in the fall.

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Bailey Wooten, MD
Hometown: Columbia, SC 
Undergraduate: Wofford College
Medical School: USC School of Medicine Greenville 

 

Why I chose Greenville: I fell in love with the city of Greenville and the IM residency program during medical school at USCSOMG. While I love to travel, Greenville has always been my favorite place to call home. I enjoy being able to live in the heart of downtown and experience the city feel of walking to my favorite restaurants and hang out spots, without the huge crowds and crazy traffic. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities and it’s an easy drive to the mountains or beaches. 

As for the residency itself, I chose to stay with Greenville because I knew it would offer a supportive and welcoming program with exceptional education and training. One of the many things I love about our program is that it fits with the Goldilocks principle of being just the right size. Everyone gets to know each other, without feeling like the program is too big or small. I’ve met some of my best friends in co-residents and cultivated invaluable mentorships with faculty. I could not have asked for a better program to complete my residency training and I’m very excited to stay on another year as Chief!

Professional Interest: Hospitalist medicine 

Fun fact (or facts) that people don’t know about me: I was slimed on Nickelodeon’s Slime Time as a child. I trained at a competitive dance studio for 15 years and enjoy attending Broadway shows at the Peace Center. I lived abroad in Spain and Chile during college. I most definitely beat Dan’s weightlifting records at the Life Center, but also can’t prove it since they took the board down … I’m sure you can tell by looking at our pictures. If Netflix binging was an Olympic sport, I’d probably be the new Simone Biles (minus all the athleticism).