Fellowship Opportunities

Nationwide, approximately 25% of Med-Peds residents seek post graduate fellowship training and this is true of our program at Prisma Health Upstate.   Residents from our Med-Peds program compete for and match with competitive fellowship programs in Med-Peds, Peditatric, and adult fellowship programs.  Approximately 25% of graduates since our program’s inception have matched into fellowship including Endocrine, Hematology/Oncology, Adolescent medicine, Neonatology, and Pediatric Intensive Care.   Pictured above is Jill Sullivan, Prisma Health Med-Peds class of 2015, who completed a Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Duke University with an interest in adolescent and young adult cancer survivorship.

Jeremy Loberger, Prisma Health Med-Peds class of 2017 is currently in the second year of a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and has this to say about his expereince with us:

“Looking back, I really had no idea what I needed when I interviewed for residency. I certainly had no idea I would do fellowship in pediatric critical care. However, I could not have trained in a better place. Greenville will equip you to do whatever you want, in whatever place you chose. You will be a well rounded Med-Peds physician. Greenville has this fantastic, and almost unnatural, combination of a large academic medical center and small community hospital. There are very few fellows, so you will work directly with your attendings in the complex and simple patient scenarios alike. Hands-on is an understatement. You will experience graduated autonomy that will mold you into a confident physician and team leader. Equally important is the focus on wellness and family. I have been able to step into a large academic center with a free standing children’s hospital without missing a beat. That isn’t a statement about my abilities, but about the training I received in Greenville. I can’t give the Med-Peds program a high enough recommendation!”

Our program director, Dr. Kolarik is fellowship trained himself and served as a fellowship director for a combined Med-Peds General Academic Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh before coming to Greenville.  Dr. Kolarik is a knowledgeable resource and mentor for residents interested in fellowship training.  In addition, we have a number of Med-Peds trained specialists among our faculty who also serve as important faculty mentors.  Prisma Health also currently offers a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship that is directed by Scott Annett, MD, Prisma Health Med-Peds class of 2011.

For residents interested in gaining additional research skills during residency,  Clemson University’s Departments of Public Health Sciences and Mathematical Sciences, in collaboration with Prisma Health Upstate, is now offering a graduate-level Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research. The goal of this program is to enhance clinical and translational research capabilities of clinicians, research support staff, and other health professionals. The program will be delivered via evening classes at University Center Greenville (UCG) in South Carolina and are free of charge to the resident.  Additionally, all of our residents complete quality improvement or research projects during residency, with results presented at regional meetings.

Our Med-Peds, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric fellowship matches since 2011 are listed below:

Med-Peds

2021

Eric Polley, MD

Pulmonary / Critical Care at University of Virginia (UVA), Charlottesville, VA

 

Jackie Queen, MD

Combined Adult and Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

2020

Ranjan Banerjee, MD

Adult Cardiology at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

Luke Burton, MD

Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

2019

Megan Tate, MD

Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, AR

 

Lece Webb, MD

Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

2018

Katie McQueen, M.D.

Individually designed combined adult and pediatric Hematology/Oncology – Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

 

Ryan Paulk, M.D.

Allergy/Immunology – Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2017

Jeremy Loberger, M.D.

Pediatric Critical Care  – University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

2015

Jill Sullivan, M.D.

Hematology/Oncology – Duke University, Durham, NC

2014

Mike Guyton, M.D.

Adolescent Medicine – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

2013

Matt Nicholson, M.D.

Endocrinology –  Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Categorical Internal Medicine

2021

Corin Agoris, MD

Rheumatology (Larkin Community Hospital), Miami, FL

 

Sue Bentley, DO

Addication Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

 

Paige Ganem, DO

Hematology/Oncology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Oxford, MS

 

Patrick Kent, MD

Chief Residen; Infectious Disease at Prisma Health-Upstate / USC-SOM Greenville, Greenville, SC

 

Trey Moreman, DO

Nephrology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

 

Wesley Smith, DO

Chief resident; Hematology/Oncology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC

 

Amber Stola, MD

Pulmonary/Critical Care at Prisma Health-Upstate/USC-SOM Greenville, Greenville, SC

 

John Thomas Herion, MD

Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, NC

2020

Romela Petrosyan, MD

Nephrology, Harvard University, Boston, MA

 

Jessica Lynn Schachter, DO

Cardiology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

 

David Harris Wilkerson, DO

Palliative Care, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 

Ahmer Mohamed Ansari, MD

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

2019

Lauren Juliette Hassan, DO

Endocrinology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

 

Jared Ryan Nelson, DO

Adult Infectious Disease, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

 

Rachel Quaney, M.D.

Pulmonary/Critical Care – Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2018

Michael Haden, M.D.

Infectious Diseases – Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Sheena Henry, M.D.

Rheumatology – University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Richard O’Neal, M.D.

Hematology/Oncology – University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2017

Sean Kitch

Palliative Care – Mountain Health Health Education Center, Asheville, NC

Tim Maddux, M.D.

Cardiology – Augusta University Hospital, Augusta, GA

2016

Max Rappaport D.O.

Endocrinology – University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Travis Sizemore, D.O.

Rheumatology – University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Darion Showell, D.O.

Hematology/Oncology – Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) at Charleston, SC

Gabriel McCoy, D.O.

Hematology/Oncology – Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

2015

James T. McClain, M.D.

Hematology/Oncology – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Justin Atwood, M.D.

Pulmonary/Critical Care – University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2014

Alfred C. Hurley, M.D.

Cardiology – Aurora Healthtcare, Milwaukee, WI,

 

James Gerard Lennon, D.O.

Hematology/Oncology – Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

2013

Nickolas Michael Tyris, M.D.

Rheumatology – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2012

Christopher J. Vaughan, M.D.

Pulmonary & Critical Care – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Categorical Pediatrics

2021

Zach Gray, MD

Chief resident; Pediatric Intensive Care, Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Trey Suhrstedt

Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2020

Christine Riyad, MD

Pediatric Rheumatology, Great Ormand Street Hospital, London, England

 

Jackie Razzaghy, MD

Neonatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

 

Leo Przybylowski, DO

Pediatric Cardiology, Riley Children’s Hospital, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

Will Dalkin, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine – Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

2019

Chris Graves, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

2018

Grace Twitty, M.D.

Neonatology – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Torie Winningham, M.D.

Neonatology – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR

Eric Bankert, D.O.

Sports Medicine – Greenville Health Systems, Greenville, SC

2015

Rachael Davis, M.D.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Britni B. Maple, M.D.

Neonatology – UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

2014

Bryan J. Eriksen, M.D.

Neonatology – Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Stephen C.  Martin

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

Eric K. Ring, M.D.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology  University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

2013

Caroline B. Buchanan, M.D.

Developmental Behavioral Peds – Greenville Health Systems, Greenville, SC

2012

Kristie Leigh Bragg, M.D.

Pediatric Infectious Disease – University of Florida at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Melissa D. Garganta, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN