5th Year Residents

William Marshall, M.D.

Eastern Virginia Medical School

I grew up fishing and surfing in Virginia Beach, VA. I went to Old Dominion University for undergraduate then Eastern Virginia Medical School. My significant other and I have a three year old daughter named Lilah. We love the outdoors, especially the beach. Fishing, surfing and scuba diving are my passions outside of work. I usually do CrossFit type workouts to stay in shape. The program here at Greenville has FAR surpassed my expectations for a residency. I couldn’t imagine a better program to prepare you for success. I applied for a Joints fellowship this past year and matched at Southern Joint Replacement Institute (SJRI). We look forward to living in Nashville for a year.

Shea Bielby Ray, M.D.

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

I was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Greenville, SC. I attended Clemson University for undergrad and graduate school for Bioengineering, and then went to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine- Greenville for medical school. I married my husband, Seth, in 2015, and we enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, and cycling. One of my favorite things about Greenville is the ability to drive a short distance and get to some awesome hiking in the mountains, and also get down to the beach easily. We also enjoy the big city amenities that Greenville has to offer in the setting of a mid-sized city—minor league sports, tons of awesome restaurants, year round festivals, and an off Broadway theater. My favorite thing about our residency program is the well rounded operative experience that we get even starting as interns. After residency I’ll be going to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for my Hand Surgery fellowship.

Cory Smith, M.D.

University of Alabama School of Medicine

I am originally from Dothan, Alabama and attended Samford University in Birmingham where I played football. I attended UAB for Medical School before moving to Greenville with my wife Maddie. We are expecting our first child in October 2020. We loved Greenville because it has all the perks of a large city (restaurants, concerts, etc.) without the pains (traffic, cost of living), and the downtown/Main Street area was a huge draw as well. Personally, I enjoy working out, playing golf, fishing, and watching any and all sports especially Alabama football. I am interested in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy, and I will be attending the UniSports Fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021 and match into a US Sports/Arthroscopy fellowship this year. We chose Greenville and Prisma Health for several reasons, but the first and foremost was the quality of the people. Residents here had a family atmosphere compared to other programs I visited which was important for us. I was also attracted here by the quality of the operative experience, but we certainly have the ability to do high quality research if you aspire to a career in academics. This really is a place where you can do it all, and it has a unique atmosphere compared to any other place in the country.