5th Year Residents

Kyle Altman, M.D.

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. I attended Trinity University in San Antonio, TX for undergrad graduated with a degree in economics and a minor in chemistry, and then went to University of Texas School of Medicine-San Antonio for medical school. I married my wife, Hunter, in 2015. She works as a pediatrician in the newborn nursery at Patewood Memorial Hospital, and we have a two-year-old daughter named James. We chose Greenville for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the camaraderie and cohesiveness of the residents was evident from day one. Secondly, the relationship between the residents and faculty was palpable on my interview day and has not disappointed. I have met and worked with role models, resident and faculty alike, who I will remain in contact with for the rest of my life. Outside of medicine, our residency fields a co-ed soccer team, church league basketball league, and sand volleyball team. I am interested general orthopedics and considering fellowships in joints, sports, or shoulder/elbow.

Julia Bedard, M.D.

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Originally from Prescott, Arizona, I attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my 70lb Shepherd (Hazel), running, cycling, baking and bonfire at my house with friends. I love our program and Greenville because of the incredible case volume, autonomy, and relationships with the attendings. Call is very busy, but gives you the opportunity to learn first-hand, and you feel comfortable managing difficult and complicated injuries. The resident clinic allows us to manage our own patients and book cases that we take ownership of. Our attendings are involved and invested in the residency program, and seek out ways to help us learn, including cadaver labs, OITE review sessions, and discussions at morning conference. Multiple attendings have invited me to spend the holidays with their family when I couldn’t go home to be with mine. I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology and Trauma. Greenville is an awesome city with tons of outdoor activities. I absolutely love living here-and so does Hazel!

Markus Loeffler, M.D.

Boston University School of Medicine

I grew up in New England and went to undergrad at University of Colorado in Boulder. I got my Master’s Degree at Boston University and then went to Boston University School of Medicine after that. My family is now spread out all over the Rockies and my wife’s family is in California. My wife and I have a beautiful 8 month-old daughter. When I have free time I like to hang with them, go out on Lake Keowee, play guitar, brew beer or drink beers at one of the many local breweries, and travel to go skiing/surfing/adventuring when I can. I chose Greenville for residency because of the unparalleled operative experience and the group of residents and faculty I get to work with. My primary subspecialty interests are trauma and arthroplasty and I’m planning to pursue a fellowship in one or both of these.

Erin Pichiotino, M.D.

University of Vermont College of Medicine

My husband, Chris Aubin, and I came to Greenville from Vermont. We enjoy mountain biking, skiing, gardening, and home-improvement projects in our spare time. I believe this residency program provides excellent training – specifically through the resident run clinic, which allows residents to provide comprehensive and longitudinal care for all sub-specialties. Despite being a small town, Greenville is a level I trauma center and all specialties are well represented in the residency curriculum. The resident-attending relationships are strong and continuously cultivated through a variety of extra-curricular activities including small group (POD) meetings, golf-day, orthopedic day, trauma dinners, and the end of the year Roast as well as in day-to-day clinical activities. The residents are also tight-knit and well-supported by their colleagues both in and outside of work. I will be applying for a Joints Fellowship this coming year and look forward to the new responsibilities that come with being an upper level resident.