PGY-1 Residents

Anita Abure, MD

Anita Abure, MD

Hometown: Framiningham, MA and Marietta, GA
Medical School: American University of Antigua

Hi, I’m Anita and I’m Nigerian-American born and raised in Massachusetts/ Georgia. I received my undergraduate B.S. in Psychology degree from the University of Massachusetts and my medical degree from the American University of Antigua. My professional interests within psychiatry are numerous however with a specific passion for Child and Adolescent population, Mental Health Care in marginalized communities, and talk therapy modalities. My personal interests include the thrill of planning trips, traveling, trying new cuisines, and expanding my extensive hot sauce collection.

Wole Babatunde, MD

Wole Babatunde, MD

Hometown: Ipee, Kwara State, Nigeria.
Medical School: University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences

I grew up, attended medical school, and served as a community physician in rural Nigerian communities before transitioning to the United States where I completed PhD in Epidemiology at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Thereafter, I started my residency in Psychiatry in this program. My long-term career goal is to be an outstanding community psychiatrist and an independent physician scientist in health disparity research with impact on reduction of racial health disparities. I was attracted to this program for the opportunities to combine training with research, clinical care, teaching, and leadership in rural areas. It provides the opportunity to care for an under-served rural population which has been the focus of my research and medical service over the past years. Working in rural, underserved communities is a career path that I have chosen, and it gives me great pleasure as I continue this journey as a resident in this program. I cherish the longitudinal training model, spirituality components of the training, and the diversity in this program. The goal of training and retaining psychiatrists to address shortage especially in rural area is one I easily buy into given my desire to help address healthcare needs through evidence-based medical practice and research.

Andrew Browder, MD

Andrew Browder, MD

Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

My name is Andrew Browder. I am from Lexington, SC, where I enjoyed growing up in the 1980s, complete with bikes, boats, woods, and sports. I had many jobs after college at USC (2000) and was inspired to return to medical school soon after marrying my lovely wife, Mani, in 2013. Eight years later, we completed that journey by way of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, emerging with a new career for Dad as well as three sons, ages 2, 4, and 6. We live in Simpsonville and enjoy hiking Paris Mountain, playing in the yard with our poodle, Dolly, and visiting our family throughout the state.

Cooper Henderson, MD

Cooper Henderson, MD

Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine

I’m Cooper and I grew up in Southern California. I went to Brigham Young University – Idaho for undergrad where I majored in neuroscience and double-minored in Spanish and dance. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my wife, kids, and co-residents. I like pretty much anything that rolls, slides, or floats. I also like write music and collect records.

I ranked this as my top program for multiple reasons: I was interested in the longitudinal curriculum, the in-depth training in psychotherapy, and the emphasis on the spiritual aspect of patient health. Having now started my training, I am so glad that I did. We love The Upstate, love the curriculum, and love all the people that make up this tight-knit program.

Maddison Hussey, MD

Maddison Hussey, MD

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Medical School: Loma Linda University

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and I got my biology degree at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. I went to medical school at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. I met my husband there, and I dragged him out to South Carolina with me and our two pugs when I matched to the Greer program. I really love this program and everyone here, especially the longitudinal psychotherapy component. Living in the area here in SC has been a really great change of pace for my husband and I too. I hope to do a child and adolescent fellowship, and right now I am interested in women’s mental health, eating disorders, and supporting the mental health of the LGBTQ population.

Madison Ott, MD

Madison Ott, MD

Hometown: Fort Mill, South Carolina
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Hey there, I am Madison, one of the psych residents here at Greer. My wife and I currently live in beautiful downtown Greenville with our miniature dachshund Penny. We graduated from nearby Clemson University in 2017 (GO TIGERS!) and fell in love with the Greenville area long ago! I personally enjoy hosting game nights with friends, cooking with my wife, taking our dog on long walks, and going to church. I also love visiting outdoor breweries and local coffee shops. Other hobbies I enjoy are tennis and playing video games with my friends who are spread across the county. The last thing you should know about me is just how passionate I am about food. I love cooking and more importantly eating! With so many awesome restaurants, this is easily achievable living in the Greenville/Greer area. My professional interests include addiction psychiatry and psychotic disorders. I look forward to working with you!

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Rajan Patel, DO

Hometown: Ormond Beach, FL and Pontiac, MI
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

I am incredibly excited to have couple’s matched at Greer Psychiatry with my wife, Krishna, who is attending Greer’s Family Medicine Residency!  We both moved to the area from Daytona Beach, FL, and Atlanta, GA, have recently bought our first house together, and are in a constant process of adding finishing touches to our home!  In my free time, my favorite hobbies (pre-Covid) include basketball and spike ball.  However, following the onset of Covid, I have begun taking up mountain biking and have gotten much more into hiking. Outside of school, and the time I put aside for myself, a lot of my day is spent raising our dog – his name is Duke, and he recently turned 1-year-old!  At times, Duke’s been a lot of work, but both my wife and I are extremely happy to see him enjoy all of what the area has to offer! We couldn’t be happier to have matched in such a supportive program and fun area.

Abi Paudel, MD

Abi Paudel, MD

Hometown: Kansas City , KS
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Hi, I’m Abi. I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal but grew up mostly in Nebraska & Kansas City. I am new to the Upstate so during the weekends I enjoy sightseeing, hiking, and being outside. Some of my other favorite activities include fitness and trying out all the different cuisines that Greenville/ Greer have to offer. The upstate has started feeling like home in the short amount of time I’ve been here. Currently, my interests include women’s health, mental health policy, college-age mental health, and pts experiencing first break psychosis. If you’re looking for a community-based program that values comradery between its members, provides one-on-one mentorship, has a collaborative learning environment, and is in a town with a lot to do in and around the city, I think this would be a good fit!