Hometown: High Point, NC
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
I grew up in central and eastern North Carolina. Some of my favorite activities include hiking, fishing, physical fitness, attending concerts/music festivals, watching my favorite sports teams (Carolina Panthers and UNC basketball), classic cars/trucks, and playing disc golf. I attended the University of North Carolina, Wilmington for college where I double majored in Biology & Psychology as well as double minoring in Chemistry & Neuroscience. After graduating, I worked in North Carolina’s Intensive In-Home program for a year before earning my medical degree at Saint George’s University. I chose to attend the Greer Psychiatry residency program because of its emphasis on psychotherapy techniques, longitudinal curriculum, and scenic location (just hours from either the beach or mountains).
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Hi, I’m Morgan and I’m one of the psychiatry residents here at Greer. I’m from Indiana, but I went to medical school in Southern California. I just moved here to SC and am loving it so far! I love hiking, kayaking, beach volleyball, and spending time with my cat, Emi. I love our program for a lot of reasons, but my favorite part is definitely the people. We have amazing, devoted faculty who truly care about both our training and us personally. Not to mention, the best group of residents you could ask for!
Hometown: Ooltewah, TN
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
Hi, I’m Vi and I’m from Chattanooga, TN. I graduated med school at VCOM-CC in Spartanburg, SC, so I have been in the area for a little while now. I like to knit, shop, and take care of my 3 dogs, whom I consider my babies. I chose the Greer Psychiatry Program because of the sense of community and support I felt while interviewing here, which is what I believe you will find as you come to our campus. If you are looking for a residency program that will prepare you to become a great psychiatrist as well as be surrounded by people who lift you up and support you, you have come to the right place!
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
My name’s Jacob and I’m very much looking forward to working with you! I’m originally from Lexington, SC, just outside of Columbia. I also completed medical school in Columbia at USCSOM. I’ve brought my wife and all our four-legged family members along with me to the upstate – we’re now living on a small farm in Landrum, and we love it here. My interests within medicine in general and psychiatry in particular are geriatrics, addiction, talk therapy modalities, spirituality, technology in clinical practice, and healthcare accessibility. When I’m not being a doctor, I look forward to taking advantage of the brilliant roads in this area on my motorcycle, and enjoying the several state parks, forests, and trail systems with my wife on our mountain bikes and horses. We’ll also be doing some racing on the weekends at the several motocross tracks around. I also hope to find some folks to play music with – I play guitar and drums.
I consider myself privileged to have the opportunity to build this new training program with you all as a member of the inaugural class of residents. I look forward to learning from all of you as I hone my craft as a psychiatrist. See you soon!
Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
I’m a bit of a nomad and I’ve lived in a number of different places including California, New York, New Mexico, and now South Carolina. I enjoy quilting, costume making, cooking, and gardening. I also love to travel and I’ve been to 45/50 states and 16 different countries. I chose this program because I loved the concept of the longitudinal curriculum, the opportunity to participate in psychotherapy during all 4 years, and the integration of spirituality as a part of comprehensive and holistic psychiatric care. We’re a very close knit group, and I can’t wait to see who will join us next year!
Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Piscataway
I grew up, studied, and got married in New Jersey, but once I visited the Upstate I had an unmistakable sense of belonging and was drawn to move here with my family. The program’s innovative curriculum emphasizing relationship building with patients and close collaboration with family medicine and neurology provides a unique ecosystem that prioritizes integrative care for the community. I feel very excited about our robust psychotherapy training and the prospect of inviting mindfulness and spirituality into clinical practice. Then there is the allure of gorgeous natural sights, festive downtown experiences, and friendly locals all around. I received my Baccalaureate in Biology and Childhood Studies from Rutgers-Camden and my Medical Degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. My professional interests include child and adolescent psychiatry, psychotherapy, and telepsychiatry. I enjoy spending time with my wife and newborn son, doing lots of outdoor activities, trying new cuisines, playing board games, and reading the Bible.
Hometown: Laurel, MD
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
I grew up in southeast Nigeria and I speak English, Igbo, and a little French. I moved to Laurel, MD as an adolescent and I attended college at the University of Maryland before ultimately completing medical school at the University of South Carolina. I enjoy my family, books, movies, writing, sports (soccer and open to others), intellectual conversations commonly centering on human nature, religion, economics, and sociopolitical issues. My professional interests in Psychiatry include General Psychiatry, Administrative Psychiatry, Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis, Global Mental Health, and Social/Cross-Cultural Psychiatry. As a person I am shy and reserved, but I become animated in my texts and emails and I can be very vocal about issues that I’m really passionate about. I chose this program because of the curriculum, location, and value system.
Hometown: Medford, OR
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
I am Dr. Christopher Shawl and am from the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in various areas of Northern California and the Big Island of Hawaii. I have backgrounds in construction and social work. I have bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and psychology from Southern Oregon University, and I also completed a master’s degree in medical sciences where I explored the importance of behavioral health and the integrated care model.
During my schooling I have been a hospital chaplain, started a multi-faith club, worked at a homeless shelter for teenagers, and have enjoyed learning about veteran mental health care. In my free time I enjoy camping with my wife and 3 children in our travel trailer, biblical studies, taking my black lab for walks, learning about local history, playing guitar and collecting vinyl records, and building community with those I come in contact with.
I was drawn to Prisma Health of Greer, SC because of its mission to make a difference in the rural, upstate communities. Greer has a “small town” feel that I am familiar with since spending my entire life in rural communities. It is also a place that I have felt welcomed and believe it is one of the best places I have seen to raise a growing family. I am very excited to meet and serve the people of this community.