Greetings everyone! I am Stephen Carek, one of the core faculty members at the Center for Family Medicine. Currently I serve as the Medical Director for the Center for Family Medicine but also oversee several components of the residency curriculum, including Quality Improvement, Lifestyle Medicine, and the Sports Medicine experience. I am originally from Charleston but fell in love with the upstate of South Carolina when I attended Clemson University for my undergraduate studies. After college, I attended MUSC for medical school and completed my Family Medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Following residency, I completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Away from work I enjoy spending time with my family, running, Clemson athletics, and the occasional round of golf. My wife, Amanda, 2 daughters, Vivian and Olivia, love being a part of this residency family and the community of Greenville.