PGY1 Residents – Class of 2026
Matthew Adams, M.D.
I was born in Lawrenceville, GA and grew up on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA. I attended undergraduate at Georgia Tech where I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in chemistry. I then moved to Athens, GA to attend the AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus of the Medical College of Georgia. During medical school, I met my wonderful wife, Victoria. She is Canadian and works as a social worker! She is an avid reader and enjoys going hiking and spending time outside. We got married and two weeks later added our sweet pug, Angus, to the family! In my spare time, I enjoy doing woodworking, playing board or video games, reading about theology, and spending time at church.
The family medicine program at Self Regional stood out to us and was our #1 pick for residency for several reasons. The training is unparalleled. They provide robust, full spectrum care in a rural setting with an OB track, which is exactly what we were looking for in a residency program. I know that I will be well prepared to practice family medicine in the manner of my choosing when I graduate. Beyond this, the sense of community surrounding the program was unmatched. The residents are truly close and even their significant others have a strong sense of community, which was a big desire of ours when looking at programs. We are truly blessed to be spending the next 3 years at Self!
Danielle “Dani” Fuller-Sincock, M.D.
I grew up in Big Flats, NY with my parents and older brother. After graduating from Horseheads High School, I attended Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY where I graduated with a major in Cell and Molecular Biological Sciences and a minor in Health and Wellness Studies. I went straight into medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. In medical school, I participated in the Rural Medical Scholars Program, where I was able to learn more about rural medicine and participate in many interesting lectures, discussions, and poster presentations. Outside of medicine, I have a range of hobbies including playing with my dogs, reading, baking, running, soccer, lacrosse, biking and pretty much anything that gets me outdoors with friends.
In family medicine, I am interested in rural medicine, pediatrics, and sports medicine. After medical school, I was excited to move away from NY and find a residency to help me reach all of my professional goals. I chose Self Regional because the people I met were amazing, the residency is so supportive to its residents, and it would give me the opportunity to learn full-scope family medicine with an excellent sports medicine curriculum. Greenwood is a lot like my hometown, and I loved that I found someplace that felt like home from my first visit.
Gavin Grieb, D.O.
I’m a born and raised Houstonian, but a desire to explore new states brought me to the University of Miami for my undergraduate and graduate studies in biomedical engineering. For medical school I attended the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. In medical school, my involvement with the Rural Osteopathic Medical Education (ROME) scholars program cemented my desire to pursue full-spectrum rural family medicine. Within medicine, some of my areas of interest include obstetrics, population health related to nutrition and gardening, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Outside of medicine my passions include intensive cottage-style gardening, hiking national parks, thrifting and reselling furniture/antiques, working on DIY house projects with my wife, and spending time with our daughter and puppy dog.
My family and I praise God for the opportunity to call Self Regional our home for the next three years. Not only does the residency program provide a robust and comprehensive training program that will allow me to practice full-scope medicine in any setting, but it provides support for me and my family that made us feel part of a larger family on day 1.
Courtney Lee, M.D.
I was born and raised in a small fishing town in Alaska. I fell in love with the idea of practicing full spectrum, rural family medicine as I grew up watching and learning from the incredible doctors in my community. My dream is to return to rural Alaska after residency and provide full spectrum care to my community where access to specialists is very limited. I am also very passionate about women’s healthcare and hope to incorporate advocacy & education for women into my practice.
Living in Alaska my whole life, I’ve developed a love for the outdoors year round. I enjoy hiking, skiing, biking, and camping with my husband Mac and our dogs (Boswell & Tutka).
I can’t wait to move to South Carolina and continue my medical education at Self Regional!
Michael Piotrowski, II, D.O.
South Carolina has been home from the very beginning. I grew up in a small, rural community north of Greer called “Blue Ridge.” I grew up playing and loving sports of all kinds from Tae Kwon Do and soccer to football and golf. I also graduated from North Greenville University with an amazing girlfriend, and now wife, Mattie. Mattie and I love taking the Jeep to explore the mountains, small towns, and other local attractions. We also enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new coffee shops, watching sports (Clemson football and Formula 1 racing), going to the lake, and traveling.
I was fortunate enough to visit Self twice, once during my 3rd year as an elective and again as an official audition rotation during my 4th year. I knew immediately after my first rotation that Self was home, making the decision to choose the program for the next 3 years an exciting one. Self was a program that stood out for a multitude of reasons. A commitment to caring for the community of Greenwood and the Lakelands, its academic prowess, and the truly genuine and wonderful people drew me to the program. Being interested in sports medicine, I also feel this program has an amazing sports medicine curriculum with fellowship exposure during residency. They also have the opportunity to do medical missions, which is something I plan to do part time in the future. You truly feel welcome and supported by everyone around, while also being trained to be a competent and skilled physician to best care for your patients. Here broad-scope, procedurally adept, and clinically sound physicians leave fully prepared to serve those in any setting, in any community. We are so fortunate to be spending the next chapter of life here at Self Regional!
Luke Saunders, D.O.
I’m a Utah native and did my undergrad at Brigham Young University, studying Neuroscience and Spanish Studies. Halfway through college, I took a couple of years off to do some mission work in Peru, where I learned Spanish, did some service and generally just had a blast. College was great, but the best part by far was meeting a gorgeous girl from Georgia and agreeing to a crazy plan to move to the South for medical school. We landed in Spartanburg, South Carolina where, in a beautiful moment of insanity, we had three kids in four years. My boys are absolutely fun, and we’re loving our adventure here.
I spend most of my free time these days wrestling with my kids, but I love the great outdoors and on a perfect weekend you’ll find me as far away from civilization as possible with a pack on my back and a crazy grin on my face.
I love family medicine because of the breadth of the specialty. There’s no other field of medicine that would let me deliver babies, work in an outpatient clinic, take care of people in the hospital, and maybe even pick up the occasional ER shift—I guess I just love the idea of being an old-fashioned country doctor who can really do it all. I chose Self because I was confident that it would give me the best full-spectrum family medicine training available. Looking forward to the next few years of training here!
William “Hood” Souter, M.D.
I grew up in the small town of Montezuma, Georgia where I enjoyed hunting, fishing on the Flint River, and working outdoors. During my time at Georgia Southern I met my beautiful wife Caroline. We now have a son and two dogs.
Self Regional and the city of Greenwood felt like a perfect fit for myself and my family. The residents seemed tight-knit and happy to host medical students. The program has a great reputation and was highly recommended to me by many people.
Samuel “Sam” Taylor, M.D.
I grew up in Colyell, Louisiana, a small rural community in southeast Louisiana. I majored in Biology in undergrad at SELU before moving to North Louisiana for medical school. Medical school was busy, but I found that there was still time for the things that were a priority. For me that was maintaining relationships with friends and family, being active in my local church, and finding time to do some of the things I enjoy. Frequent hobbies of mine are weight lifting, cooking, reading, hiking, and hunting.
Through some friends, I heard about Self’s residency program in time to schedule an away rotation during my 4th year. I was looking for solid, unopposed training that would prepare me for whatever direction I choose to go with my future practice. I finished that away rotation confident that Self would provide not only the kind of superb training that I was looking for, but that I would also be welcomed here by supportive co-residents and great faculty that care about your life both inside and outside of the hospital.
Kendall Wilson, M.D.
I was born and raised in small, rural Cordele, GA where everyone knows everybody. I loved growing up in a small town where everyone feels like family. I have always enjoyed being outside, whether that means being on the lake, at the beach, in the mountains, or in the garden.
During medical school I found myself conflicted with which specialty to choose because I found everything interesting! That’s what makes family medicine is the most attractive specialty for me because I will be able to help my patients in all aspects of their health. I am especially passionate about going back to a rural, medically underserved area to practice.
When I was on the interview trail I applied to most unopposed residencies in the southeastern region of the US. I did not know what to expect when interviewing at Self, but after leaving my interview I had this gut feeling that Self was where I belonged! The residents and faculty were so welcoming and fun to be around. I loved how the whole program seemed like a family. I look forward to spending the next 3 years in Greenwood and learning from the best of the best!
Shonta Winbush, M.D.
I was raised in South Georgia in the rural town of Quitman. I worked as a physician assistant in underserved communities near my hometown before returning to my passion of becoming a physician. I love the broad spectrum of family medicine which allows me to reach folks from all walks of life. Throughout this journey, I have always had the important support of my family. I enjoy spending time with my family and playing with our two dogs. My favorite sports are spinning/ cycling and running. As a family, we look forward to exploring all the outdoor/indoor adventures in South Carolina.
I learned about Self Regional Healthcare while searching for programs that would provide the full spectrum of family medicine exposure. I was drawn by the various specialty tracks offered and that the program is the only residency in the hospital. From interview day and even until the present, Self cared not only about residents/candidates, but they also cared about the resident’s family, and that was huge for me! Carleigh, the residents, and the medical staff are very down-to-earth, kind, and genuine. As I traveled back home to Georgia on interview day, I knew Greenwood was where I wanted to be. The staff at SRH Family Medicine feels like an extended family, and my family and I are so excited about this new journey ahead.
Zachary “Zach” Grey, M.D.
Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
Undergrad: North Greenville University
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
I grew up in Fort Mill, SC and am proud to call myself a South Carolina native. After college, I took a small detour from the traditional path to medicine and did lab research for a few years before coming to my senses. Through research, I found that I really craved having a broad set of skills to address the needs of others. That made Family Medicine an obvious choice for me and I couldn’t have been happier to have matched at Self Regional (particularly since I’m married to one of the chiefs!).
I have pretty diverse hobby interests, which again is part of the appeal of Family Medicine! In my free time, I love being outside, fly fishing, hiking, biking, and traveling, all with my wife. But we also love the inside and enjoy a good Netflix binge sesh. My wife and I have come to absolutely love Greenwood, SC and are so thankful to call the people who are a part this residency family and the program home!
Boyd Guttery, M.D.
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Undergrad: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
I was born in Alpharetta, GA, and raised there and in Saint Augustine, FL. I went to UGA [Go Dawgs!] for undergrad and then Augusta University for my MSN/RN [Go Jags!]. I ran cross country/track and field while at AU and met the love of my life Liv. I worked as a nurse and decided to apply back to medical school. Fortunately, Liv was crazy enough to support the dream and even agreed to marry me despite it. We married during M1 and had our first baby boy Nathaniel during M4.
I was fortunate to do an away rotation at Self during M4 right before interview season began. I was blown away at how friendly and caring everyone is towards each other and to their patients. My time in medical school was great, but I had yet to experience a place where people do extremely strong medicine in a relaxed and welcoming learning environment. Furthermore, I had not seen a program equally focused on supporting each other and their families outside of the hospital. Clint Pride, the SM fellow at the time, said something that really stuck with me as I entered interview season. He told me that there are very few full spectrum FM residencies that work as hard as Self does while making the experience incredible. This and the feeling he had during his interview with Self were things he could never shake during the rest of the interview season. Sure enough, his words stuck with me, and I couldn’t shake those feelings. We are so excited to live and raise Nathaniel in Greenwood while I get to experience some of the best training in the field of family medicine. God has blessed me beyond measure in giving me my support system in Liv and my family/friends. He has also been beyond good taking care of us thus far and I look forward to serving Him with all that I have while at Self and beyond. Matthew 25:40 / 1 Corinthians 10:31.
Ronni Hughes, M.D.
Hometown: Monroe, LA
Undergrad: Louisiana Tech University
Medical School: LSU Health- Shreveport
I was raised in north Louisiana and attended college at Louisiana Tech University. There I met my husband, Jonathan, and we got married after my first year of medical school. We have two sweet dogs and enjoy spending time outdoors. We also enjoy coffee dates, hanging out with friends, being involved in our church, traveling, and watching sports.
I’ve known I wanted to do family medicine since my first year of medical school.
I love the full-scope aspect of it and how it gives you the ability to serve your community in such an impactful way. Self stood out as a program that could help mold and train me to become the physician I’ve always wanted to be. I wanted a program that provided robust, full-scope training in a close community and that’s exactly what Self does. In the future, I hope to practice full-scope family medicine in a rural or underserved area.
My husband and I both fell in love with the program and Greenwood during the interview process. The residents and faculty were great every step of the way and made us feel apart of the family. We are both looking forward to our time here in Greenwood!
Landon Lingenfelter, M.D.
Hometown: Pollock, Louisiana
Undergrad: Louisiana College
Medical School: LSU Health – Shreveport
I was born and raised in central Louisiana, where I also attended Louisiana College for undergrad. There I met my wonderful wife, Anna, and we got married after my first semester of medical school. We enjoy spending time together with friends, drinking good coffee, and being involved at our local church.
Choosing Self was an easy decision for us after witnessing the quality of people and the caliber of training that were present here. We were looking for a program that would provide robust, full-spectrum training and we found that at Self. Anna and I intend to go overseas to do mission work after residency and I know the training I will receive at Self will equip me to serve the underserved in any context. We couldn’t be more excited to spend three years in Greenwood!
Hannah Lorenzen, D.O.
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Undergrad: Auburn University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
I was born and raised in Greenville, SC. I grew up a big sports and outdoors girl (as I still am today!), and spent my summers in the mountains of South and North Carolina and on Lake Keowee. I ventured down to Auburn, Alabama for my undergraduate years where I majored in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology. While at Auburn University, this is where I first learned about osteopathic medicine and VCOM. During college, I spent my summers working as a medical aid at summer camp in Colorado, traveling, hiking, on the lake or taking classes. Following college, I worked in Greenville, SC for a year as a scribe for an internal medicine office. I familiarized myself with electronic medical records, general medical and pharmacologic terminology, and witnessed first-hand the challenges and joys of outpatient continuity care! I attended VCOM in Spartanburg, SC where I was afforded great opportunities to get involved with local as well as international communities! Following my second year of school I attended a mission trip to Honduras where our group tended to a broad scope of patient diagnoses and I loved my time spent with the different communities. I invested the rest of my free time to work with the local free clinics and community organizations in Spartanburg, and found my passion and path for medicine was in Family Medicine!
I had the privilege to do an audition rotation with Self Regional during my fourth year of medical school. I was able to see firsthand how all the residents worked so well together, provided helpful feedback during rounds, supported each other with the work load, and that the faculty and staff were eager and available to answer questions. The family medicine residents are also the only residents in the Self Regional Hospital system which provides ample opportunity to tend to a wide variety of cases and procedures. When it came time to choose a residency, I interviewed all over the country, but ultimately chose Self Regional for the commitment and compassion with which the residency program serves Greenwood and the surrounding counties. The program is invested in making sure you as a resident are supported throughout the three years and leave prepared to work in any community and environment. You truly are able to learn and practice broad-scope family practice, all while working with a supportive, genuine group of residents, faculty and staff!
Jacob “J. D.” Morgan, M.D.
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: Centre College (Danville, KY)
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
My wife, Emma, and I came to Self from Lexington, Ky. We chose Self because of the remarkable and rigorous training I’ll receive, as indicated by the programs’s impressive ABFM exam pass rate and board scores. Emma and I were both also blown away by the family-like feel we got during our visits to Greenwood and how well spouses and families were incorporated into the program.
My loose future plans for medicine are to practice outpatient primary care in a rural setting, providing care to an underserved patient population.
In my free time, I enjoy working out and doing outdoor activities with my wife, playing any sport available, feeding my addiction of watching organized sports, and gathering together with friends to enjoy Jackbox party games (or any other game for that matter.) Emma and I have greatly appreciated our local church in Lexington and look forward to the opportunity of plugging into a fantastic community in Greenwood.
Austin Nichols, M.D.
Hometown: Martinsburg, WV
Undergrad: West Virginia University
Medical school: Marshall University Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Note: I was born and raised in Martinsburg, WV. I attended West Virginia University where I studied Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in aquatic therapy. From there I went to Marshall University in Huntington, WV for medical school. I was fortunate enough to marry my high school sweetheart during my first year of medical school, without her support during the long nights of studying for exams and the panic that set in right before a grade was released I wouldn’t be here today. We have two dogs Hunter and Harlie who we rescued from the local animal shelter. In my spare time I like to be outdoors hiking with the dogs, kayaking, or snow skiing. I also have a love for classic cars and enjoy taking my 1966 Ford Mustang for a drive on a sunny day.
Growing up in a small town in WV and then attending medical school in a small rural town I have seen first hand the importance of family medicine in a community. Throughout medical school I became very involved in rural and underserved medicine which is one of the major reasons I was drawn to Self to complete my residency. I couldn’t be happier to be here in Greenwood all the way from WV and I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue my training with everyone here at Self.
Benjamin Smith, D.O.
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Undergrad: Oral Roberts University
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
I am originally from Denver, Colorado, home to the Rocky Mountains. I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend college at Oral Roberts University, where I earned a biology degree while also playing on the soccer team. I attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where I also picked up surfing. Some of my favorite hobbies include spending time with friends and family, hiking, camping, skiing, snorkeling, disc golf, and board games. I am also very passionate about medical missions, as I have been on 6 different mission trips with my church as well as both my undergraduate and graduate schools.
When it came to choosing the right residency program, I wanted somewhere that had great broad-spectrum training, a good culture, and focused on sports, international, and underserved medicine. I knew that once I visited Self Regional, it was the place for me. The proximity to the mountains and the beach was definitely a bonus! After finishing residency, I hope to do international medicine with a church or organization, with some emphasis on sports medicine.
Bradley Tatko, D.O.
Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Undergrad: Clemson University
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus
I grew up right here in Greenwood South Carolina and am happy to have the opportunity to complete my medical training back here. I originally left Greenwood to attend Clemson University for my undergraduate studies where I received a B.S in biological sciences with a minor in Chemistry. After I graduated from Clemson I moved to Blacksburg Virginia where I spent a year at Virginia Tech for graduate studies in biomedical sciences. After my year in Blacksburg, I returned to South Carolina where I attended VCOM in the Spartanburg/Greenville area. During my time at VCOM I met my fiancé Hannah Lorenzen who is also joining me as a new resident here at Self Regional.
I am an avid football fan and was a part of the Clemson football team during my time there 2013-2016 and was a senior on the 2016 National Championship team. Since graduating undergrad I still love watching college football as well as the NFL. Since finishing my football career I have turned my attention to playing golf and tennis. Both of which I love and welcome any opportunity I have to get outdoors.
I am overjoyed to be joining the faculty at Self Regional and learning how to practice as a full spectrum family medicine physician. Choosing Self and returning home to Greenwood was an easy decision and one that I know will benefit me moving forward. My long term goal is to pursue a fellowship in sports medicine following completion of my residency and then just seeing what opportunities are available to me after that.
Dalton Tidwell, M.D.
Hometown: Sherman, TX
Undergrad: Texas Tech University
Medical School: Tech Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
I was born and raised in Sherman, Texas. I attended Texas Tech University to study animal science and enjoyed the dusty South Plains so much that I stayed for medical school. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors. It does not matter to me if outdoors means hiking, hunting, or sitting on the back porch smoking a brisket. I especially enjoy the back porch option if any sort of sporting event is on.
I chose to leave the great state of Texas to come to Self for many reasons. I am confident that the training here is top notch and will prepare me to be an excellent physician. I want to practice in a rural community and I know that I will leave Self fully prepared to do so. The major deciding factor for me to choose Self was the people here. I could tell during interviews that there was a great group of residents and faculty here and they were the type of people that I wanted to spend the next few years with.
Matthew Brettmann, M.D.
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Undergrad: Kansas State University
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Born in Phoenix but lived most my life in Kansas City. I went to Kansas State for undergrad and the University of Kansas school of medical. I am down for anything as long as people are involved. I’d play basketball any day, but my goal is to make Greenwood the pickleball center of SC. I’m also into deep books and board games. I want to go do international work after residency. Self is a hard-working residency with great broad training (shown in its great board scores) that is filled with brilliant but also somehow the nicest attendings and residents. There was no program out there that is as supportive for the residents.
Joshua Cox, D.O.
Hometown: Middleton, TN
Undergrad: Blue Mountain College
Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
I am originally from Mississippi grew up in West Virginia and the last place I called home was in Tennessee. My wife and I love to hang out with our 2 dogs, spend time with friends and watch Mississippi State in any sport! We are so excited about being a part of the Self Regional Family.
We chose Self because of the legacy of excellence academically and mostly the people! I was looking for a place that would be a challenge to become a competent and confident physician while being in a supportive environment and felt like Self was the best place for that. When my wife and I came down for the interview I kept telling her that the people of here were people I would want to be around in medicine and would aspire to be like. They work hard but are also some of the kindest people I have met. All along the way everyone went out of their way to be available and answer any questions. One of the things that stood out the most is that they treated my wife’s opinion as important as my own and continue to engage her as we transition to South Carolina. I feel like it the best combination of an extremely strong program while maintaining a family like environment.
Jordan Freeland, D.O.
Hometown: Japan, Alaska, Virginia
Undergrad: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA
Jordan was born in Japan and grew up in Alaska, eventually settling in Virginia, where he attended both college and medical school. Prior to medical school he spent time in both volunteer and career EMS, which led him to a career in medicine. He chose to pursue Family Medicine as an avenue to serve the needs of patients of all ages and from all walks of life, and ultimately plans to practice in a rural community. In his free time, he enjoys reading, working on house projects, and being outside as much as possible, whether it be taking short trips to new places, hiking or camping, or the occasional sailing trip.
Ian Glidden, M.D.
PGY3 Resident – Chief
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Undergrad: University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
Medical School: Ross University Barbados
I grew up in the Fargo/Moorhead area of the Red River Valley which is located on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota. I enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and camping as well as water sports and pickleball. My journey to medicine started as soon as I could answer “What did I want to be when I grew up?” I majored in Biology at the University of North Dakota, where I also met my wife. I attended Iowa State University for my Master’s in Biomedical Science and Ross University for my medical doctorate.
My first interaction with Self was early on during my interview season and I was impressed. My wife also loved the fact that she felt included during the interview process. I desire to practice full-spectrum family medicine and the extensive inpatient and obstetrics experience will be a strong foundation for my future. All of this, in combination with the caring nature of the faculty and staff during our visit to Greenwood, confirmed that Self Regional was the place for us.
Jordan Jackson, M.D.
Hometown: Wheeler, MS
Undergrad: Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS, Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Hey! My name is Jordan Jackson and I’m just a small-town guy who loves to experience new things in this world. I love traveling, hiking, cooking, movies and spending time with friends, family, and my wife. It was fairly easy to choose Self Regional. I couldn’t tell who were residents and who were spouses/friends because of how close and welcoming everyone was to each other. Between the amazing training, wanting to experience life in South Carolina, and the family friendly environment, picking Self Regional was a no-brainer.
Gerald “JP” Megna, M.D.
Hometown: Cooper City, FL
Undergrad: Florida State University
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
I chose Self because everyone was very nice and welcoming during the interview.
In my free time I enjoy anything sports related (watching, playing, coaching), I enjoy being active and outside, and I enjoy cooking.
Christopher “Chris” Roxon, M.D.
Hometown: Wadmalaw Island, SC
Undergrad: Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Medical School: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC
Love to spend time with my wife and dogs, big into fitness, enjoy anything outdoors especially on the water. Wanted to come to Self Regional because of the family atmosphere. They cared not only for me and developing me as a person/physician but also my wife and her goals and desires which was a huge pull. Got to stay in South Carolina. It is a very well-rounded program with full scope family medicine training where they breed an atmosphere of humility and service. Galatians 5:13
Maria Westerfield, M.D.
PGY3 Resident – Chief
Hometown: The Rock, GA
Undergrad: University of North Georgia; Dahlonega, GA
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine; Macon, GA
I was born and raised in small, rural Pike County, GA where I grew up playing outside, working in the garden, and riding horses. I attended UNG for undergrad where I majored in Biology and was able to develop a love for the Appalachian Mountains. During my gap year before attending Mercer for medical school, I worked with local small farm operations to develop organic practices for pest control. I am passionate about rural and underserved populations, and have been to both the Dominican Republic and Honduras for medical missions. When not busy, you can catch me with my dog Duke enjoying anything and everything outdoors such as hiking and camping, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, and playing any kind of sport.
During the crazy season of virtual interviews (thanks Covid), Self was one of the only programs to allow an in-person option (following proper safety regulations). I gladly accepted and immediately felt welcomed and at home with the people here. Everyone is so warm and genuine, and the unopposed broad scope training residents get here sold me. I have strong interests in rural and global health, both which have robust programs here. My second look sealed the deal as everyone was so supportive and accommodating, and the program stood out among others in the training, faculty, and community they offer. I’m excited to see the physician I will become through the exceptional training at Self, and know I will be prepared for my future patients both in a rural setting and on international soil.
Timothy Wilson, M.D. “Mark”
Hometown: Sumter, South Carolina
Undergrad: Clemson University
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Growing up as the oldest of four in the small, South Carolinian town of Sumter, I was surrounded by family connections to medicine, but never imagined I would join them. Upon completing high school, I went to Clemson for Bioengineering, pursuing prosthetic development. Along the way, however, I realized that my fascination with the broad expanse of human physiology and the joy in interacting with the people I cared for, was more consistent with a career in medicine. While I prepared for and worked through medical school, family medicine attracted me with its direct, continuous patient relationships and broad scope of medical problems it addressed. When I’m not studying or working on rotations, I enjoy the company of good board games, good books, and great friends. I also deeply appreciate the fellowship and truth that my family and local church have provided me.
It was during rotations at the University of South Carolina SOM in Columbia that I first heard about Self Regional from one of my attendings. He had been a resident at Self Regional and spoke highly of his attendings and the rigorous training they provided. What he told me about the quality of the education and others told me about the nature of the community that Self Regional promoted in its residents prompted me to explore Self’s residency program for myself! As I learned more and visited the program personally, its excellent academics, close community, friendly residents, and approachable attendings made me confident it was my first choice in every way. I am thrilled to be joining the team at Self Regional and look forward to both the learning opportunities and the relationships that make this program so special.
Harriet Wingrove, M.D.
Hometown: Oxfordshire, England
Undergrad: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, FL
I was born and raised in Oxfordshire, England and spent the majority of my childhood there. I then moved to Panama City, FL at the age of 13, and experienced quite the culture shock. I went to college at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and then Ross University for Medical School.
My boyfriend, Kevin, and I met in a little fishing town called Port st Joe, FL. We spend most of our free time on the boat, fishing, hunting and camping. We’re outdoor enthusiasts for sure!
When researching residency programs, I wanted to be somewhere that offered versatile training that would make me the most well-rounded physician. Not only did Self provide this, but it just felt like “home”. Everyone here was so welcoming, and so much fun! At the end of our visit to Greenwood, both my boyfriend and I knew that this was where we wanted to end up. I immediately canceled all of my other interviews and kept my fingers crossed for match. We are so thankful to have ended up at Self Regional.