Graduates

Our Med-Peds program was founded in 2002, with our first class of graduates finishing in 2006. Approximately 50% of our program graduates to date have chosen careers in primary or urgent care, with another 25% choosing hospital medicine, and approximately 25% choosing additional subspecialty training.  The majority of our graduates continue to be involved in resident or student education either as part of their ongoing clinical practice or by serving as key clinical faculty.

CLASS OF 2021

Justin Holladay. Justin attended Clemson University for his undergraduate studies receiving a degree in Microbiology. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Columbia. As a resident, he was known for his intelligence, kindness, and teamsmanship. He was an excellent down-to-earth mentor and leader during his residency. After graduation, Justin will practice Med-Peds Primary Care at Heritage Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Simpsonville, SC.

Quinn Hunt. Quinn attended Wofford College for his undergraduate studies receiving a dual degree in both Biology (BS) and Spanish (BA). He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville. As a resident, he won the 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). He also received the 2021 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching (HETA) Award, selected by the USC-SOM Greenville students. As a resident, he was praised for his servant leadership, approachability, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. As fourth year, he served as our Med-Peds chief resident and received the Department of Pediatrics’ Med-Peds Resident Achievement Award at graduation. After graduation, Quinn will practice Med-Peds Primary Care at Heritage Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Wren, SC.

Eric Polley. Eric attended Bob Jones University for his undergraduate studies receiving a degree in Biology.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Columbia. As a resident, he was known for his almost encyclopedic knowledge base, unmatched passion for teaching and mentorship. He received the 2021 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA) recipient.  After graduation, After graduation, Eric will start his fellowship in Adult Pulmonary / Critical Care at University of Virginia (UVA).

Jackie Queen. Jackie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both his undergraduate and graduate studies. He received a degree in Chemistry before earning his MPH and MD at the UNC-CH School of Public Health and UNC-CH School of Medicine, respectively. As a resident, he was known was his passion for Sickle Cell Disease and transitional care, his diligence and hardwork, intelligence, and resilience. He conducted transitional care research with Dr. Alan Anderson, the director of the Prisma Health Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program. After graduation, Jackie will start his fellowship in Combined Hematology/Oncology at John Hopkins University.

Zachary Wood. Zach attended Guilford College for his undergraduate studies receiving a degree in Biology. He earned a MPH at the University of Edinburgh and completed his medical training at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a resident, he was known for his sense of humor, intelligence, hardwork, thoughtfulness and smile! After graduation, Zach will practice Med-Peds Primary Care at the Wade Hampton Prisma Health Pediatrics and Internal Medicine practice in Greenville, SC.

CLASS OF 2020

Ranjan Banerjee, MD. Ranjan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both undergraduate and medical school education. During his intern year, he was the recipient of the Lily and GD Jackson Award, given to the most outstanding interns in the health system. He was also named as a Resident Member of Gold Humanism Society, voted on by University of South Carolina School of Medicine Class of 2017 and has served as our Med-Peds Chief Resident. After graduation, Ranjan will be undertaking an adult cardiology fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington with the ultimate goal of providing care for adult patients with congenital heart disease.

Luke Burton, MD. Luke is a graduate of Western Carolina University where he was a decathlete and where he also majored in Spanish. Luke then attended the Eastern Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. As a resident, Luke was known for his intelligence, resiliency, calm leadership, and sense of humor. After graduation, Luke will be continuing his training as a fellow in pediatric critical care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD. Tien attended the University of Central Florida where she got her B.S. in mechanical engineering, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, and had a brief but shining career as a rocket scientist. She then attended medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa. As a resident, Tien was known for her incredible work ethic, knowledge and dedication to her team members. After graduation, Tien will be working as an academic hospitalist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Walt Roberts MD. Walt received his B.A. in English literature from Clemson University. He then received his M.D. from Mercer University School of Medicine where he was student body president for 4 years. As a resident, Walt was known for his compassion, communication skills, dedication, and sense of humor. After graduation, Walt will be working at the Wade Hampton Prisma Health Pediatrics and Internal Medicine practice here in town and will serve as one of our teaching faculty.

Dr. Kevin White MD. Kevin attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies. He also received his MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health and his MD from the UNC School of Medicine. As a resident, Kevin was known as a very thoughtful, diligent worker who excelled as a teacher and mentor for his learners. After graduation, Kevin will be joining the teaching faculty at Duke University as an academic hospitalist.

CLASS OF 2019

Ryan Dean, MD  Ryan joined our program after obtaining his medical degree at the University of Minnesota where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Ryan was widely known within our program as a mature, thoughtful leader and skilled teacher.  Ryan was a winner of the Lily and GD Jackson award as an intern, and served with great dedication as our Med-Peds Chief Resident in his 4th year.  After graduation, Ryan and his wife Abby will be moving closer to family as Ryan will be joining the teaching faculty at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital and the Orlando Health Medical Group as a pediatric hospitalist and transitional care specialist in Orlando, Florida.

Tori Grenade, MD Tori joined our program after obtaining her medical degree from the Mercer University School of Medicine where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Kapa Phi Medical Honor Societies. As a resident, Tori was a very bright, no-nonsense worker who always gave her best for her patients and her team and always made sure to have fun once work was over.  She also has a passion for serving patients all over the globe, making medical trips to the Philippines and Honduras.  After graduation, Tori is returning to her home state to practice both urgent care and hospital medicine with Med Stop and  In Compass Health in Houston County, GA near her hometown of Eastman.

Charles Kidd, MD  Charles joined our program after obtaining his medical degree from the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  As a resident, Charles was known for his numerous children, his calm demeanor, strong work ethic, and his patient teaching style. He also was the recipient of the 2018 USC Greenville School of Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year Award, given to best resident teacher in the Greenville Health System. After graduation, Charles will be returning home to practice Outpatient General Pediatrics and Internal Medicine with Huntsville Hospital System’s Fayetteville Medical Associates in Fayetteville, TN.

Megan Tate, MD.  Dr. Tate is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Societies.  During residency Megan was exceptionally dedicated and extremely bright and won the pediatrics department “Full Nelson” Award given to the resident with the best performance in the pediatric board prep program.  After graduation, Megan will be going to the University of Arkansas Medical Center to start her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care.  .

Lece Webb, MD.  Lece is from Lexington, KY and is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  She has a long track record of mentoring and service.  She has served as mentor and coach to youth and students in a variety of settings, and was widely known in our program for her knack for helping others behind the scenes to succeed and give their very best.  Lece also volunteered her medical expertise on mission trips to Brazil during her third and fourth years of residency.  After graduation, Lece will be starting a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

CLASS OF 2018

Craig Anderson, MD Craig joined the Greenville Health System Med-Peds program after obtaining his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Craig was known for his maturity, leadership and excellence in teaching, and he served our program with selfless dedication as our Med-Peds Chief Resident in his 4th year. Craig has joined the teaching faculty at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine with a Spectrum Medical Group Med-Peds primary care practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Here is a video of Craig discussing water safety on behalf of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital during a television interview:  Water Safety Video

Marla Chapman, MD  Marla joined the GHS Med-Peds program after obtaining her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine, where she was a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  During her time as a resident for us, Marla was widely known for her positive attitude, cheerfulness, impeccable organizational skills, and her complete dedication to her patients and fellow team members.  After residency, Marla returned to Mississippi where she will be joining the Children’s Clinic of Hattiesburg where she will be caring for children and adolescents.

Clay Crosby, MD  Clay was born and raised in Easley, SC and obtained his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where he was also a member of the Gold Humanism Society.  As a resident, Clay was known as a consummate team player and compassionate physician, whose calm confidence inspired those around him to give their very best.  Clay will be bringing that same dedication and care to the patients of the community in which he was raised and will be practicing primary care Med-Peds at Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in Wren, SC.

Katie McQueen, MD  Katie joined us at GHS after obtaining her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  During her residency, Katie was known as a tireless worker and excellent teacher, who would do whatever it took to make sure her patients were getting the most thorough and compassionate care.  After her graduation, Katie continued her medical education in individually designed combined adult and pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Ryan Paulk, MD  Ryan obtained both a Masters in Pharmacy and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi where he was also a member of the Gold Humanism Society before joining us here in Greenville for his Med-Peds residency training. During his residency, Ryan was well known for his compassionate bedside manner, his willingness to help his fellow residents, and his impressive knowledge base and teaching skills.  After graduation, Ryan started his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

CLASS OF 2017

Nicole Gammon, MD Dr. Gammon is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, KY where she was a member of the women’s varsity soccer team and then attended the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine where she graduated as a member of both the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and the Gold Humanism Society.  During her residency, Nicole was always very dedicated to her patients and fellow residents and also served as the resident leader of the Med-Peds Student Interest Group for the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine, Greenville.  Nicole has joined the Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine primary care Med-Peds practice in Simpsonville, SC.

Rebekah Hovland, MD  Dr. Hovland received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois, and her medical degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine where she was an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society graduate.  Dr. Hovland was a calm, collected and always professional presence for us during her residency and helped us to develop elective experiences in board review and women’s health.  Dr. Hovland has joined Kokee Mill Medical Associates, a Med-Peds practice in Springfield, IL where she first learned about Med-Peds as a student.

Jeremy Loberger, MD Dr. Loberger is a graduate of Clemson University where he received Faculty Scholarship Award for graduating with a 4.0 average. He then attended the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in Columbia where he was a Fullerton (Full Ride) Medical Scholar and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Dr. Loberger was an incredibly dedicated and hardworking member of our residency program from day one and developed a passion for quality improvement and critical care medicine.  Dr. Loberger is currently enrolled in the UAB Pediatric Intensive Care fellowship at the Children’s of Alabama program.

Sarah Wells, MD  Dr. Wells received her Bachelor of Science, from the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL where she was a Presidential Scholar.  She then entered the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield as the Landecker Memorial Award recipient as an outstanding female student entering the SIU first year class.  During her residency, Sarah was known for being a very bright and thorough resident who was always willing to go the extra mile for her patients.  She was also known to go the extra thousand miles on occasion to serve some of the world’s neediest patients on Global Health trips to Brazil, Mexico, and beyond.    Dr. Wells has also joined the Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine primary care Med-Peds practice in Simpsonville after graduation.

Bernadette Wood, MD  Dr. Wood is a graduate of Wofford College where she was a four year starter for the Terriers women’s varsity soccer team.  She then attended the Medical College of Georgia before transferring to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia where she graduated in 2013.  As a student, she won awards for being the most outstanding student on both internal medicine and pediatrics ward rotations.  As our Med-Peds Chief resident, Dr. Wood was as tireless advocate and mentor for every resident in our program, always available and interested in helping whomever is in need.  After residency, Dr. Wood joined the Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine primary care Med-Peds practice in Wren, SC and is now in Med-Peds private practice in Atlanta, GA.

CLASS OF 2016

Andy Burgess, MD  Dr. Burgess received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.  Andy was well known in our program as a cheerful, hard-working resident who is tirelessly devoted to his fellow residents and to patients here in Greenville and across the globe.  Andy participated in a medical mission trip to Brazil during the third year of his residency.  After graduation, Dr. Burgess joined GHS Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and also serves as teaching faculty for the Clinical Decision Making course for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville.

Shannon Burgess, MD  Shannon is a graduate of the University of Alabama, Huntsville where received her degree in Mechanical Engineering.  She then attended the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine where she was the recipient of the Les Stockwell Med-Peds and the Medical Alumni Scholarships and was also president of the Student Assembly.  During her time at GHS, she served as the Vice President of the GHS House Staff Senate in 2014 and also as President in 2015 and 16.  After graduation, Shannon has joined GHS Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and will also serves as director of the 4th year Internal Medicine Clerkships for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville.

Elizabeth DeWald, MD  Dr. Dewald is originally from Smyrna, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia in Athens for her undergraduate education.  She then attended the Medical College of Georgia where she was a member of both the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and Alpha Upsilon Phi Service and Leadership Honor Society.  She was also Merck Manual Award and the Woo Memorial Award – for academic achievement and service.  Liz was known in our program for her extensive knowledge base, her strong work ethic, and for her infectious smile and sense of humor.  Dr. DeWald works as a hospitalist at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Teresa Williams, MD  Dr. Williams received her Bachelor of Science, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.  She also received her MD degree from UAB, where she graduated cum laude and was a member of both the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Society.  During her residency, Teresa served as our Med-Peds chief resident in her fourth year and also had the honor of serving as one of the two pediatric chief residents following graduation.  Teresa is very interested in global health and spent a month at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya during her third year of residency and has long term plans to practice medicine in Africa.  She currently works as both a pediatric hospitalist at Anderson Medical Center and an adult medicine hospitalist at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

CLASS OF 2015

Sam Holdiness, MD Dr. Holdiness received his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Gold Humanism in Medicine Society as well as a recipient of the Mississippi Rural Physician’s Scholarship. As a Med-Peds resident Sam was widely known for his enthusiasm for life, his infectious laughter, and his genuine compassion for his patients as well as for his fellow residents. After graduation, Sam returned to his home state of Mississippi to join the Kosciusko Medical Clinic which was his father’s practice to be with his family and to honor his commitment to the underserved of rural Mississippi.

Laura Johnson, MD Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Drury University in Springfield Missouri and did her medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin before joining us here in Greenville. Laura was an outstanding clinician, leader and patient advocate during her residency. She served as president of the GHS Housestaff Senate and increased awareness of patient safety issues amongst all residents at GHS. After graduation, Laura worked as a clinical teacher with the department of family medicine here in Greenville, teaching in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  She is currently working with a global health program in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Kelly Kays, MD Dr. Kays is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY outside of Lexington. She completed her medical school training at the University of Louisville before joining us here in Greenville. Kelly has a passion for the underserved and international health. Kelly was a tremendous resident here and was well-known for her hard work, dedication to her patients, an insightful approach to patient care and for her smiling resting face. After graduation, Kelly has joined a large Med-Peds Hospitalist group at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN outside of Nashville.

Sen Ravindran, MD Dr. Ravindran received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then went to East Carolina University Brody School of medicine for his MD. Sen was a truly outstanding resident for us. He won the Lily and GD Jackson Award given to the most outstanding interns in the health system in his first year. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Resident Chapter by the USC School of Medicine class of 2013 and was named Resident of the Year by the USC School of Medicine class of 2015 and 2016. Sen was our Med-Peds Chief Resident and has been an amazing leader, clinician, teacher, role model and break dancer. Sen now works as a hospitalist at Greer Memorial and Anderson Medical Center as well as serving as our first Associate Program Director for the Med-Peds residency program.

Jill Sullivan, MD Dr. Sullivan received her undergraduate degree in marine biology from Coastal Carolina University. She then earned her PhD in microbiology from East Carolina University and did a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University. She then earned her MD at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. During her residency, Jill was very passionate about improving the transition in care from childhood to adulthood for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs and created and led an amazing two day transitional care symposium here in Greenville. After graduation, Jill completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University in 2018 with plans to specialize in the care of adolescent and young adult survivors of pediatric malignancies.  She is currently working as an oncologist in with the Palmetto Health System in Columbia, SC.

CLASS OF 2014

Stephen Briggs, MD Dr. Briggs received his undergraduate degree at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Stephen is also a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine where his peers recognized him with election into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During his residency, Stephen distinguished himself as a highly dedicated, intelligent resident with clear vision for his education, who was always willing to help his fellow residents.  After graduation, we are very fortunate that Stephen stayed here in Greenville and joined the Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine practice in Wren, SC.

Mike Guyton, MD. Dr. Guyton is a Myrtle Beach native and received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina Honors College, and his MD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. During his residency, was a stellar role model and teacher and was recognized by the students of the University of South Carolina as resident of the year in 2012 and 2013.   After graduation, Mike served as a teaching attending at the Furman University Student Health Center, providing medical consultation to pediatric and adolescent patients at Marshall Pickens, and was a teaching attending with our general pediatrics division.  He is currently undertaking an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai in New York City and has plans to return to Greenville upon completion of his fellowship.

Sarah Hinton, MD. Dr. Hinton is a native of Lexington, SC and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wofford College. Sarah then received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. During her residency, Sarah was a tremendous leader of her fellow residents and advocate for her patients.  Sarah served as our Med-Peds Chief resident and created an integrated lecture series where guest lecturers from internal medicine and pediatrics compare and contrast approaches to medical problems common to both disciplines.  Throughout her residency, Sarah was devoted to the medically underserved and worked as a primary care provider at New Horizon, a federally qualified health center here in Greenville for a year following graduation.  She has now returned to GHS as teaching faculty.  Sarah directs our Adolescent Medicine curriculum and also leads our transitional care initiative to help prepare adolescents and young adults patients at GHS for the transition to adult health care services.

CLASS OF 2013

Matt Nicholson, MD Dr. Nicholson received his undergraduate degree in the biological sciences from the University of Georgia where he was the comically oversized anthropomorphic Bulldog Mascot “Spike” for several basketball seasons. Matt then received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. During his residency training, Matt distinguished himself as a thoughtful clinician, a highly knowledgeable and patient teacher, and an electronic medical record genius. Following graduation, Matt joined the GHS MD 360 Convenient Care Group here in Greenville, SC for a year and then completed an Endocrinology Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia.

Cary Sanders Hefty, MD Dr. Sanders is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science. She completed her medical school training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where she received the MCG Descendant’s Scholarship. During her residency, Cary was a fantastic clinician, teacher, and leader with a strong interest in global health. Cary was already on a medical mission trip to Haiti when the earthquake of 2010 struck, and was immediately able to provide relief and solace to those in need. Cary worked in  a rural Med-Peds Primary Care practice in Washington, Georgia for a year before returning to Greenville to join GHS Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.  She now works at a primary care Med-Peds practice in with the Athens Regional Health System in Athens, Georgia.

Joy Smith, MD Sr. Smith is a graduate of Bob Jones University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She completed her medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. During her intern year she was awarded the 2010 Lily M and G.D. Jackson Award – presented to the most outstanding interns in the Greenville Health System. Joy was also awarded the most outstanding resident teacher by the USC School of Medicine Class of 2013, and served our program as our Med-Peds Chief resident for 2012-13. Joy is now working as a Med-Peds hospitalist at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami, FL.

Candice Thornton, MD Dr. Thornton is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, where she received her bachelor of arts. She then attended Medical School at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. During her residency, Candice was a careful clinician, a responsive leader, and an active teacher. She also has a passion for global health, and participated in a medical trip to Brazil.  Candice is now practicing urgent care with the GHS MD 360 Convenient Care Group here in Greenville.

CLASS OF 2012

Drew Goldsmith, MD Dr. Goldsmith is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. He completed his medical school training at the Mercer University School of Medicine in 2008. During his residency at GHS, Drew distinguished himself in many ways. His intern year, he was the sole recipient of the GHS Lily M. and G.D. Jackson Award, was named resident teacher of the year by the USC School of Medicine. Drew was also nominated to the resident chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Drew served as our Med-Peds chief resident in his 4th year and went on several medical mission trips to Haiti and Trinidad. Drew was also the winner of the national Med-Peds Program Director’s Walter Tunnessen Award given to the 4th year Med-Peds resident nationwide who best demonstrates the values of dedicated patient care, excellent teaching, and patient advocacy. After graduation, Drew started a brand-new community Med-Peds practice in Wren, South Carolina. www.HeritageWren.com

Carole Mercer, MD Dr. Mercer is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She completed her medical school training at the Mercer University School of Medicine in 2008. While a Med-Peds resident Carole was a compassionate clinician and a strong advocate for her patients and fellow residents. She participated actively in medical mission trips during her residency and provided relief to a variety of medically needy populations in Brazil. Following graduation Carole joined the Med-Peds hospitalists at Greer Memorial Hospital for a year, and now practices primary care Med-Peds with Brio Internal Medicine and Parkside Pediatrics in Greenville, SC.

Denny Myers, MD Dr. Myers graduated magna cum laude and received his undergraduate degree in the biological sciences from Clemson University, and his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina where he was a Gold Humanism Honor Society recipient. During his residency training, Denny was as a dedicated clinician, warm-hearted patient advocate, and an enthusiastic role model and mentor for his fellow residents. Following graduation, Denny joined the Med-Peds hospitalists at Greer Memorial Hospital.

CLASS OF 2011

Scott Annett, MD Dr. Annett received his B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Richmond. He then went on to receive his MD degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Scott also performed exceptionally well as a resident for us and served as our Med-Peds chief resident for 2010-11. Upon graduation Scott joined a Med-Peds hospitalist practice at Maury Regional Medical Center outside of Nashville, TN for three years.  Scott then returned to the Greenville Health System to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship.  He now serves as program director of the GHS Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is currently employed clinically with the Department of Orthopedics and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas at their Hillcrest location.

Andy Bowe, DO Dr. Bowe received his undergraduate degree in the biomedical sciences from the Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and his DO from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his residency training, Andy distinguished himself as a caring clinician, an enthusiastic teacher, and an outstanding role model. Andy completed a neonatology fellowship at the University of Virginia and is now a practicing neonatologist at the Pediatrix medical group in Macon, GA.

Nancy Cox, MD Dr. Cox received her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. She completed her medical school training at the Mercer University School of Medicine in 2007. During her residency, Nancy was an outstanding clinician and dedicated teacher and advocate for her fellow residents and students. Following graduation, Nancy returned to Georgia to honor a commitment to the underserved patients of rural Georgia with Physician’s Health Group, a multi-specialty primary care group affiliated with Jefferson Hospital in Louisville, GA.

Amanda O’Kelly. MD Dr. O’Kelly is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University. She is also an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where she was named a Carolina Medical Scholar and received a full-tuition merit-based scholarship. During her residency, Amanda quickly distinguished herself as an exceptionally dedicated clinician, teacher and leader. Amanda served admirably as the president of the GHS House Staff for 2010-11 and as pediatric chief resident in 2011-2. Amanda now director of the pediatric simulation center curriculum and also works with Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, our outpatient Med-Peds faculty practice in Simpsonville, SC.

CLASS OF 2010

Heather Moreira, MD – Dr. Moreira received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia where she graduated magna cum laude and her MD from Mercer University School of Medicine. During her residency training, Heather distinguished herself as a meticulous clinician and enthusiastic teacher. Following graduation, Heather joined Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine which is our first Med-Peds practice at Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville.

Stefanie Putnam, MD – Dr. Putnam is a magna cum laude graduate of Furman University where she majored in both music and pre-medical studies. She completed her medical school training at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in 2006 where she was the president of the Brody Chapter of the AMA medical student section. During her intern year, Stefanie was awarded the Lily M. and G. D. Jackson Award, presented to most outstanding interns in the Greenville Health System and continued to be an exceptional clinician and role model throughout her residency. Following graduation, Stefanie joined Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in Simpsonville and will continue to be an important part of our residency program.

Zach Stone, MD – Dr. Stone received his B.A. in psychology from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He then went on to receive his M.D. degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Zach also performed exceptionally well as a resident for us and served as our Med-Peds chief resident during his 4th year. Dr. Stone is now employed by St. Vincent’s Primary Care in Hoover, Alabama.

CLASS OF 2009

Jeremy Byrd, MD – Dr. Byrd completed his medical school training at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine where he graduated AOA in 2005. After graduation, Jeremy will be stayed at GHS and founded our first Med-Peds ambulatory practice, Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Simpsonville. Jeremy also serves as attending in the Internal Medicine Clinic, teaches at the USC School of Medicine, Greenville, and also to sponsors an annual international health trip to Brazil for GHS residents.

Heather Hawthorne, MD – Dr. Hawthorne joined the GHS Med-Peds program after completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and served as one of our Med-Peds chief residents. After graduation, Heather completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and now works as a pediatric oncologist Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Irvine, California.

George Petro, MD – Dr. Petro joined the GHS Med-Peds program after graduating AOA from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2005. Following graduation George returned to his hometown of Dahlonega, GA to practice primary care Med-Peds.

Sharon Wondrachek, MD – Dr. Wondrachek joined our program after graduating from the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. Sharon also served as one of our Med-Peds chief residents this year. After graduation, Sharon joined the UMG Internal Medicine office in Patewood and cares for pediatric patients with Greenville Pediatrics part time.

CLASS OF 2008

Jeff Gerac, MD – Dr. Gerac is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2004. Jeff served as Med-Peds chief resident here during his 4th year. Currently Jeff is a Med-Peds hospitalist at Greer Memorial Hospital. Jeff also attends on the pediatric wards at Children’s Hospital, and is the lead physician behind the Epic EMR for GHS.

Gregg Johnson, MD – Dr. Johnson is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. He served as a Med-Peds hospitalist at Greer Memorial Hospital from 2008-2012 and now practices primary care Med-Peds with Drew Goldsmith at Heritage Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Wren.

Stephanie Reckenbiel, DO – Dr. Reckenbiel completed her medical school training at Oklahoma Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. After residency, Stephanie completed a sports medicine fellowship program here at GHS. She is currently working in primary care Med-Peds in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jarrod Reynolds, MD – Dr. Reynolds is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He is currently working in private practice in McClellanville, SC.

CLASS OF 2007

Lisa Darby, MD – Dr. Darby is a 2003 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. After completion of her Med-Peds residency, Lisa undertook a fellowship program in vascular medicine here at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Wes Jones, MD – Dr. Jones is a 2003 graduate of the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. After completing his first two years of Med-Peds training at the University of Tennessee, he transferred to Greenville and graduated in 2007. Wes served as a Med-Peds hospitalist at Greer Memorial Hospital until 2010 and now practices Med-Peds hospital medicine in North Carolina.

Christa McCann, MD – Dr. McCann graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2003. Upon graduation, she went into private practice at the Eastside University Medical Group in Greenville, SC.

Lydia Nichols, MD – Dr. Nichols graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003. After completing her Med-Peds residency program at GHS, Lydia undertook a second residency in anesthesiology at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

CLASS OF 2006

Stephanie Anderson, MD – Dr. Anderson is a 2001 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina in Columbia. Stephanie then undertook a Developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Matthew Hindman, MD – Dr. Hindman is a 2002 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Matthew was a founding member of the Med-Peds Hospitalist Group at Greer Memorial Hospital where he continues to work and now c0-directs the Med-Peds hospitalist rotation for our residents with Sen Ravindran, our Associate Program Director.