John F. Emerson serves as the Program Director for the Prisma—Health Family Medicine Residency Program, Greenville and is an Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine- Greenville. Originally a native of Brooksville, FL he completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL where he also competed as a varsity athlete in cross country, track and field, and swiming. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of South Florida- Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL followed by residency and fellowship at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. Interests in primary care medicine include innovative care delivery models, academic research, integrative and lifestyle medicine, and hospital medicine.
Philosophy Statement: We live in a time where the future of medicine is filled with uncertainty and is undergoing rapid transformation. The field of family medicine is at the forefront of this transformation, and the core principles of what constitutes family physicians provide them with a unique opportunity to steer the evolution of healthcare delivery. I strongly believe that the future of healthcare starts with primary care that is delivered efficiently, cost effectively, and provides excellence in quality. In order for family medicine to lead the charge creating the healthcare of the future, we need to provide the foundation for innovation through the education of our future leaders, family medicine residents. I am excited and humbled at the opportunity to work for a residency program and medical school that strives for excellence and I am grateful for the residents and students that I am privileged to mentor and teach.