2nd Year Residents - Class of 2023

Natalie Bikulege-Baum, MD

Medical School: U of SC School of Medicine Greenville
Undergrad: College of Charleston

Best part of residency so far:
I am so thankful for the people I work with every day here at Prisma. I am surrounded by people who are encouraging, supportive, and push me to be my best. I have attendings who love to teach and ensure I become an excellent pediatrician. I have co-residents who are there for me and are great teammates. Most importantly, everyone knows how to make work fun and has just the right amount of sarcasm.
What has inspired me along the way:
I feel the most inspired when patients/parents tell me I made their hospitalization a better experience. Being sick is not fun, but if I can have a positive impact on someone’s time in the hospital – it makes the challenges of residency worth it! I also love continuity in the outpatient clinic. It is incredible to witness a child grow. I love learning about their successes and seeing them develop.

Laura Beth Blasko, MD

Medical School: U of SC School of Medicine Greenville
Undergrad: Erskine College

My future plans:
I plan to pursue fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The individualized approach to career preparation in our residency program has provided me with ample opportunities to delve into subspecialty care and research opportunities, while still ensuring I am receiving excellent education in general pediatrics.
Best part of residency so far:
The best part of my residency experience to this point has been our incredible teaching faculty. Our faculty selflessly mentor and teach, day in and day out, to instill their passion and expertise for pediatric healthcare. I cannot imagine a more supportive learning environment.

William Cornwell, MD

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergrad: Wofford College

Best part of residency so far:
Looking back from now to when I started my intern year, it has been a blessing to see the growth all of my colleagues have made as physicians. We started after almost a year into a global pandemic, many of our final clinical experiences cut short. I felt more than a bit underprepared and overwhelmed. As I got to know my co-residents more, I saw that they had these feelings as well. We began to lean on each other more and more over time as comfort and trust grew. With that trust came an openness that laid bare our tribulations and fears. As we struggled through tears and triumphs in both our personal and work lives, we all grew and our individual strengths began to shine. Whether that be connecting to your teen patients with goofy jokes and tiktoks, running the wards like a queen after only 2 months, praying alongside a terrified family whose child is waning before their eyes, taking the hardest parts of your life and using those to galvanize yourself to advocate for your patients, or simply knowing just the right moment when a kind smile and a hand on a shoulder is the medicine someone needs. May we continue to grow together and become the physicians we were meant to be.

Kaitlyn Durr-Santos, DO

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Florida Atlantic University

Favorite things about living in Greenville:
Greenville is such a beautiful city with so many places to explore. My husband and I stumble across new adventures all the time, making date nights super fun! I also love being so close to the mountains and Asheville. I have been hiking at multiple different state parks in SC, NC, and GA.
My future plans:
I am still interested in outpatient pediatrics at this point. I feel the residency is preparing me well for outpatient by giving me the opportunity to tailor my electives to fit my personal needs. I know there are certain areas where I am weaker and stronger, so having such flexibility with electives means I will be able to focus on areas that are most important to me.

Hannah Galloway, MD

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Georgia

Why I chose Greenville:
I knew I would get a great foundation in general pediatrics while also being exposed to many different specialties. I could tell that the residents supported each other and that the faculty were dedicated to the education of the residents.

Bennett Mack, MD

Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergrad: UNC Wilmington

My future plans:
This is a very fair question, but it is triggering me. I truly do not know. I can very much see myself doing some sort of specialization or fellowship. I would be shocked to find myself in an outpatient setting. Ask me on a Tuesday and I will say Neonatology. Ask me on a Friday and I will say Hospitalist. This program offers wide variety of options, so I am sure I will find my answer along the way. Additionally, we have immense control over our second year electives, so I am really looking forward to exploring more specialty options.
Favorite things about living in Greenville:
My co-residents joke that I don’t know how to drive a car or own a license. I absolutely love riding my bike as I explore this beautiful city. I try and ride my bike to work every day to enjoy the gorgeous weather. Additionally, I ride into downtown or go on a long trek down the Swamp Rabbit Trail (our insanely long greenway that I have yet to find the end of). Finally, I am rather obsessed with thrift shopping. So I enjoy going to thrift stores, yard sales, and estate sales. Need a used tennis racket from the 1950’s? I’m your guy. Looking for a musty suitcase that may or may not be an insect hot spot? Say no more. Need a track suit that really suits you? I’m on it.

Etta Grace Nabors, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic medicine – Virginia Campus
Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill

Best part of residency so far:
Forming such close friendships with my co-interns. I can count on them to be there for me on good and bad days and it feels like I’ve known them my whole life.
What has surprised me along the way:
I’ve been surprised by just how complex the healthcare system is and how many team members have to work together to take care of children efficiently.
My future plans:
I haven’t decided for sure, but most likely I will be doing general outpatient pediatrics. I also enjoy hospital medicine, and pediatric cardiology.

Ally Price, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic medicine – Virginia Campus
Undergrad: Georgetown College

Why I chose Greenville:
I chose Prisma because of the amazing people I met and the conversations I had with them on my interview day, how close the residents with each other, and the relationship residents have with their attendings. Another top factor was that Prisma is located in the city of Greenville. I love that it’s small southern city but has everything you could ever need. It has beautiful outdoor spaces like Fall’s Park on the Reedy, amazing restaurants, and the people here are so friendly and welcoming.

Brittany Ross, DO

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Washington and Lee University

Best part of residency so far:
The best part for me so far – my co-residents! Everyone is so fun, smart, hardworking and your biggest supporter. So grateful to be here and be a part of the program.
Favorite things about living in Greenville:
One of my favorite things about Greenville is how dog friendly it is! There are plenty of places to walk, hike, dog parks and lots of outdoor restaurants or breweries that welcome pups.

Leah Somerville, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic medicine – Virginia Campus
Undergrad: University of Mary Washington

My future plans:
I love the BABIES! So I am leaning towards doing outpatient pediatrics and working in a nursery as much as I can!
Favorite things about living in Greenville:
I mean, WHERE DO I BEGIN? Greenville has been an outstanding place to live during residency. We have some of the most delicious variety of restaurants, 15+ craft breweries, hiking trails, the swamp rabbit trail, entertainment, wonderful weather almost all year-round, and also such a sense of community that comes with living in or near Greenville that I have loved. When you have that day off, you want to be able to spend it doing the things you love outside of the hospital and I think Greenville offers it all and then more!

Allison Williams, MD

Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergrad: Appalachian State University

Best part of residency so far:
The best part of residency so far has been getting to know my co-residents. As cheesy as it sounds, I have really cultivated a family here in Greenville. On the great days and the stressful days it is so important to have people nearby that you love and trust.
Favorite things about living in Greenville:
My favorite thing about Greenville is the amount of things to do! From breweries to fancy food to live music there is always something exciting to do on days/nights off. So many things are dog friendly as well which is great for my pup, Louie.