University of Alabama School of Medicine
I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. I attended the University of Alabama for undergraduate where I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology. During my time at Alabama, I was lucky enough to see the Crimson Tide win two national championships and three SEC championships. I attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. I rotated at Greenville during my fourth year of medical school and was immediately impressed by the program. The camaraderie between the residents was unmatched and their relationships with the attendings were genuine as they served as mentors both inside and outside of the hospital. I was also very impressed with the early operative experience (interns were frequently in the OR on trauma) and the appropriate resident autonomy. The city of Greenville is also beautiful and affordable as the cost of living allows residents to buy a house if they choose. There are ample amounts of outdoor activities as well as plenty of great restaurants and breweries. In my free time I enjoy watching sports, especially the Alabama Crimson Tide and the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as running, playing tennis and snow skiing.
Mercer University School of Medicine-Savannah
Originally from Athens, Georgia, I attended the University of Georgia for undergrad and went to Medical School at Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah). My wife, JoAnna, and I chose Greenville because of the incredibly well rounded surgical and clinical education, hands on operative experience, camaraderie among the residents and faculty, research opportunities, and location. During my interview day, it was very clear to me how the program places a high importance on resident education, creating a cohesive work environment, and enjoying life both in and outside the hospital. Greenville offers all of the amenities of a big city without the busyness. Greenville has a terrific downtown scene, and there are a plethora of hiking trails, lakes and golf courses in the immediate surrounding area to enjoy.
University of Florida College of Medicine
I was born in Martinsville, Virginia but moved to Tampa, Florida during middle school. I went to The University of Florida for both my undergraduate and medical education and really enjoyed my time in Gainesville (GO GATORS!). While I was at Florida, I met my wife, Taylor, and we got married just before residency began. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, golfing, and watching college football. We were both very excited to move to Greenville to start residency. I have always loved the town and think that it is a great area to live and learn in, regardless of your stage of life. The orthopedic surgery residency program at Prisma Health – Upstate is a perfect fit for anyone who wants a balanced training with early operative experience and resources that will prepare you for any type of career available to you in orthopedics.
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
I am originally from Odessa, Texas. I attended Texas Tech University for undergrad (Wreck ‘em) and UT Health San Antonio for medical school. My wife, Baylee, is a nurse and we have a yellow lab named Tucker. My hobbies include watching all kinds of sports, being outdoors with my family, and traveling. Greenville absolutely stuck out as the place we wanted to be during away rotations and interviews. During my away rotation, I realized very early on how great the people are and how awesome the training is. It really checked all our boxes for residency and we couldn’t be happier to be here. Feel free to reach out with any questions about why I chose this program and why I think it’s one of the best places to be at.