PGY-3 Residents: Class of 2021

Justin Holladay, MD

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Education:
Undergraduate: Clemson University (BS Microbiology)

Graduate:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Leadership: Medical Student Association treasurer (2014-2015)

Hobbies and Interests:
I’m a big sports fan, especially soccer and golf. I also enjoy just about any outdoors activity, whether it’s being on the lake or hiking in the mountains. I love music and play a little guitar as well.

Future Career Plans: Currently undecided, but see myself as a Med-Peds Hospitalist or involved in Critical Care.

Why I chose Greenville Med-Peds:
After attending Clemson University, I have been in love with the upstate. I lived in Greenville for a year before medical school and knew that it was the place where I would want to eventually settle. In regards to the program, the residents, program leaders, and all other faculty are some of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve ever met. Their philosophy on patient care and resident training was hands down the best I came across. GHS as a whole is an amazing hospital, staffed with some truly remarkable people. There was no question that I wanted to spend my next four years here.

Quinn Hunt, MD

Hometown: Aiken, SC

Education:

Undergraduate:
Wofford College (BS Biology BA Spanish)

Graduate:
USC School of Medicine Greenville

Awards: 2018 Lily and G. D. Jackson Award Winner – An annual award presented to outstanding first-year residents spanning every specialty that show exceptional promise (one of three interns chosen)

Hobbies and Interests:
I grew up playing sports, especially soccer. I try to get out and play occasionally, but I’ll play just about anything. I try to read as much as I can. There are some great fly fishing rivers nearby I try to get to every so often. I also pride myself in being a semi-professional at a few field games like corn hole, can jam, spike ball.

Future Career Plans:
I have not made a decision on this yet. There are a lot of options available in med-peds.

Why I Chose Greenville Med-Peds:
I honestly chose it because of the people. I felt that everyone involved in the program were for me and desired the best for the residents. I appreciated the emphasis on resident support, not only in the internal medicine and pediatric departments but also within the med-peds group itself. I know every program will speak towards this, but having gone to school here, I was able to experience this support first hand even prior to be accepted into the program. It’s awesome to see that residents have already graduated and are years ahead of me continue to be involved in the program. I love seeing the diversity of careers the residents chose to pursue after leaving the program. The possibilities are endless. I also love the city of Greenville. Spend any time down town and you will see.

Eric Polley, MD

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Education:

Undergraduate:
Bob Jones University (BS Biology)

Graduate:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Hobbies and Interests:
I love to travel and experience new cultures and cuisines. I also love anything that moves fast, especially cars and aircraft! When I’m not working, I’m usually spending time with friends or out in the countryside for some nice greenery and relaxation. I always enjoy finding a new local restaurant to share with my friends.

Future Career Plans:
I have always gravitated towards critical care, so likely fellowship(s) in intensive care or emergency medicine

Why I chose Greenville Med-Peds:
Greenville is my hometown and I have always loved the community here. When I decided to pursue medicine, Greenville was always where I’d hoped to return. As I narrowed my search to a particular career path during medical school, I was struck by how strong the Med-Peds program at GHS was. I read about what some of its graduates have gone on to do in their careers and how the program is strenuous, but rewarding. What truly convinced me to choose this program however, were the people within the program. Starting with the Program director and coordinator, Greenville Med-Peds personnel were both incredibly warm and personable. I felt from the time I interviewed that they sincerely wanted me to join their program! They were very interested in me as a person and they did everything they could to show make me feel welcome. I truly liked the size of the program because as a resident you are able to form a relationship with each and every one of your co-residents, and it is this bond which will help you through the rigorous training you will definitely receive if you choose to join us! Greenville is a wonderful community with an excellent healthcare system full of opportunity, and at its core is GHS Med-Peds!

Jackie Queen, MD, MPH

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Education:

Undergraduate:
BS Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Graduate:
MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Hobbies and Interests:
Shooting portrait photography has been a longtime interest, hobby, and side job of mine ever since my exposure in grade school. I love hanging out with friends over a game of pool at the end of a long work week.

Future Career Plans:
Combined Hematology Oncology Subspecialist, with special interest in improving sickle cell care transitioning, quality of care and health outcomes.

Why I chose Greenville Med-Peds:
On the interview trail, I was blown away most of all by the people here at GHS. The residents, program director, and faculty were all very genuine, warm, and friendly people who took a sincere interest in my personal career goals and aspirations. On the educational front, the Med-Peds program came across as a program that was committed to delivering an uncompromising medical education in both adult and pediatric clinical medicine through innovative teaching and direct patient care experience. The success of this initiative was very evident given the program’s track record for very high board pass rates. Residents have access to a state of the art simulation center. Faculty members received high praise throughout my interview day from the interns and residents; for how passionate, effective, and deliberate they were about teaching residents. Not to mention, GHS has a strong Med-Peds presence, given the sheer number of Med-Peds faculty, which lends residents a variety of mentorship opportunities and resources. Additionally, the city of Greenville truly surprised me with its charm. The downtown area has many \outdoor attractions, shops, restaurants, and activities to enjoy. Greenville is also minutes away from the mountains, 3 hrs to the beach, and about 1.5 to 2 hrs from Charlotte and Atlanta, if I wanted to take advantage of a daycation or off-weekend. After being here for almost a month now, I couldn’t be happier with my decision and I’m very excited about the next four years!

Zachary Wood, MD, MPH

Hometown: Pittsboro, NC

Education:

Undergraduate:
BS Biology, Guilford College

Graduate:
MPH, University of Edinburgh
Medical School: MD, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Hobbies and Interests: Anything that lets me travel outside and into nature! Running, biking, hiking, kayaking, and just traveling to new and interesting places. When I’m at home I love to cook interesting new dishes and playing music as loud as I can

Future Career Plans:
I could see myself going down a multitude of paths. My biggest interests right now are in Med/Peds Infectious Diseases, Med/Peds Critical Care, and Med/Peds Hospitalist.

Why I chose Greenville Med-Peds:
I remember what stuck out for me about GHS was just how warm and welcoming everyone was on my interview day. I remember as soon as we arrived that we greeted by Dr. Kolarik. He took us for coffee and just sat down with us and explained how the day was going to go. There was such a warmth and feeling of caring from him that was equally demonstrated with everyone I met that day. From Medicine to Pediatrics to Med/Peds, I loved just how down to earth everyone was and that was critical for me for where I wanted to spend the next 4 years. I was also impressed by the mission of the hospital: Heal compassionately. Teach innovatively. Improve constantly and how I could already see this mission being exemplified by GHS and the USC School of Medicine. Finally, Greenville is just a beautiful city with amazing downtown life and incredible outdoor activities just waiting to be explored. I’m not sure what the next four years has in store for me, but I couldn’t imagine being at a better place to do it than here!