Dr. Anotonovich with assistant and patient

Past Residents


Hesham Alshaikh

Dr. Hesham Alshaikh 

Medical school: King Saud University, College of Medicine  

Intern year: Medical University of South Carolina, preliminary year, Internal Medicine.  

Hobbies:  Tennis, soccer, camping, chess, cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends  

Why I chose MUSC: The dermatology department at MUSC has a reputation for workplace excellence. During my interview, I was able to see the friendly environment with happy residents andsupportive faculty members and staff. It was obvious that the residents have a great sense of comradery; the faculty are incredibly approachable and enthusiastic about teaching and ensuring the success of every resident. On top of that, Charleston is such a beautiful city to live in! 

Dermatology interests:  Complex medical dermatology, disorders of pigmentation, procedural dermatology and dermatopathology  


Alison Bailey

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Undergraduate school (degree): University of Wisconsin - Madison, Bachelor of Science in Psychology   

Medical school: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Medicine Intern year: Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Transitional Year, Denver, CO

Hobbies: hiking, international travel, photography, and good food

Why I chose MUSC: I was drawn to MUSC by the incredible faculty who are all approachable and excellent teachers, the collegiality of the residents, and the emphasis on hands-on training through the university and VA experiences.

Dermatologic interests: cutaneous oncology, dermatologic surgery, wound healing, cosmetic dermatology


Kimberly Hashemi

Dr. Kimberly Hashemi 

Undergraduate School (degree): Vanderbilt University (Human and Organizational Development)

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Intern Year: Medical University of South Carolina

Hobbies: Exploring Charleston's restaurants, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Why I chose MUSC: I was drawn to MUSC dermatology because of the very strong and well-rounded training, approachable faculty all of whom are excellent educators and mentors, and collegial environment amongst residents.  

Interests: rheum-derm, oncologic dermatology, medical education


Emily Nyers

Dr. Emily Nyers

Undergraduate school (degree): Furman University (B.S. Biochemistry)

Medical school: Medical University of South Carolina

Intern year: Medical University of South Carolina, preliminary year, Internal Medicine

Hobbies: Exploring the outdoors, cooking, enjoying Charleston's restaurant scene

Why I chose MUSC: MUSC's Dermatology program is strong in all areas of dermatology.  We receive excellent training in dermatopathology, pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, cosmetics, and medical dermatology. Regardless of my ultimate practice, I feel confident I will be prepared for my future career in the field.   I also value the collegial environment within the department.  While expectations are high and many of our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned, I have always felt comfortable asking questions.  Moreover, all of this is located in the wonderful city of Charleston, SC!

Dermatologic interests: medical dermatology, global health dermatology, dermatopathology


Nneamaka Ukatu

Dr. Nneamaka Ukatu 

Undergraduate school (degree): Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. Major Studio Art

Medical school: New York Medical College

Intern year: Northwell - Staten Island Unveristy Hospital

Hobbies: Cooking, dancing, international traveling

Why I chose MUSC:  I felt very supported when I rotated here as a student. MUSC is a great combination of a relaxed learning environment, wide variety of pathology and access to great mentors in the field. Top it off with excellent residents who work well together - it was a great fit! Plus, Charleston is a beautiful city with great restaurants and a lot to do!

Dermatologic interests: General dermatology, disorders of hair, disorders of pigmentation, skin of color



Sarah Carlock

Sarah Carlock, MD 

Undergraduate school: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR. Major: Biology

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Intern Year: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Hobbies: Hanging out with THE BEST co-residents! Traveling, cooking, baking, running, spending time with friends and family 

Why I chose MUSC: The people here have become family and the city has become home. As a group of residents, we honestly value one another, support one another, and truly enjoy working with one another. We have all-star faculty who are compassionate clinicians, brilliant educators, and supportive mentors.  We get to work in a variety of settings including the main university clinic, several satellite clinics, and the VA. We also get tons of hands on surgical/procedural experience from the very beginning! I cannot imagine being anywhere else!

Dermatologic interests: Everything! I love that we have thorough and well-balanced training in general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetics procedures. 


Samantha Karlin

 Samantha Karlin, MD

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate school and major: University of Georgia, double major Biology & Psychology

Medical School: LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

Hobbies: traveling, playing soccer and kickball, hanging out with friends and my fiancé and our Dalmatian

Why I chose MUSC: when I rotated at MUSC as a student, I recognized the camaraderie amongst the residents almost immediately. I knew I wanted to be a part of such a close-knit program. The faculty are all strong educators who are very involved in resident education. They also encourage residents to take ownership of our patients; this autonomy has helped me grow both professionally and personally. I know that when I graduate residency I will be experienced in all aspects of Dermatology including medical/general derm, derm path, Peds, cosmetics, and surgery. I also know that I will have had a memorable 3 years with my fellow coworkers who I call friends, living in such an amazing city. I look forward to going to work every day and am so grateful that I matched at MUSC!

Dermatologic interests: general & medical derm

Mark Siegel

Mark Siegel, MD

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Major: Psychology

Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Intern year: Pediatric Chief Resident at MUSC

Hobbies: hiking, triathlon training, enjoying time with my wife and shih-tuz Bosley

Why I chose MUSC: After completing a pediatric residency at a chief year at MUSC I have deep respect for this institution and wanted to further my training. MUSC is a large pediatric specialty referral center for the state of South Carolina and surrounding region with faculty who are dedicated to resident education. It is great hospital for working and city for living!

Dermatologic interests: Pediatric Dermatology


Katie Wehlage

Katie Wehlage, MD

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt Dermatology                 Major: Biology

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine Intern year: Saint Joseph Hospital Preliminary Medicine in Denver, CO

Hobbies: hiking, backpacking, skiing, beach games, cheering on the Fighting Irish in football

Why I chose MUSC: After rotating here, I knew it would be the perfect fit for me - MUSC offers the hard-to-find combination of incredible mentorship/training with a closely-knit, supportive, social family.   And Charleston is an amazing place to live - kind people, great food, and lots of outdoor activities.

Dermatologic interests:  General Dermatology, CTCL


 CLASS OF 2021


Ahmed Aleisa

Ahmed Aleisa, MD

Medical school: King Saud University College of Medicine 

Intern year: Medical University of South Carolina 

Hobbies: cooking, baking and car racing

Dermatologic interests: Cutaneous oncology, Mohs and reconstructive surgery


Lindsey Bressler

Lindsey Bressler, MD

Undergraduate School and Major: Miami University, Chemistry

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Hobbies: Water skiing, home improvement projects, spending time with my husband Ben and baby Maddie, visiting family in the Midwest

Why I chose MUSC: MUSC dermatology impressed me because I knew I would have an unparalleled academic opportunity alongside friendly, well rounded co-residents. It has surpassed my expectations! The faculty enjoy and excel at teaching, and I treasure my friendships within the program. 

Dermatologic interests: pediatrics, acne, eczema, skin cancer 


 Hallie Hinen

Hallie Hinen, MD

Undergraduate school and major: Clemson University, Biology

Medical School: MUSC

Hobbies: boating, frequent dog park excursions, spending time with family 

Why I chose MUSC: MUSC has a very well-rounded, strong dermatology program with down to earth residents that are easy and fun to work with!

Dermatologic interests: I will be doing a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at MUSC next year


Richard Lucariello

Richard Lucariello, MD

Undergraduate School: Boston College, Major: Economics

Medical School: New York Medical College

Hobbies: watching Sports, spending time with my fiancée, enjoying the outdoors,

Why I chose MUSC: location in Charleston, collegial atmosphere, outstanding dermatologic training

Dermatologic interests: general dermatology, skin cancer


Lisa Trivedi

Lisa Trivedi, MD

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Notre Dame, Science-Business

Medical School: University of Virginia

Hobbies: long distance running, drawing, spending time at breweries and dog parks

Why I chose MUSC Dermatology: I really loved (and still do love) the collegial environment.  We have a great group of co-residents who make every day fun!

Dermatologic interests: I plan to do general dermatology next year after graduating.  


Sara Bruton, MD

Rachael Kappius, MD

Derek Nickerson, MD

Michelle Xu, MD

Katelyn Zimmer, MD


Shane Cook, MD

Caleb Dunn, MD

Blake Helget MD

Beth Nichols, MD

Laura Pruitt, MD


Bryan Baillis, MD

Robert Gathings, MD

David Perry, MD


Christina Clarke, MD

Jessica Connett, MD

James Lagrew, MD


Kristopher Braun, MD

Kathryn Echols, MD

Sean Marzolf, MD


Noah Khan, MD

Adam Sperduto, MD

Roger Sullivan, MD


Kathryn Dempsey, MD

Brad Greenhaw, MD

Adam Perry, MD


Vivianne Beyer, MD

Francesca Lewis, MD

Brent Taylor, MD



Nick Papajohn, MD


Julie Swick, MD

Cynthia Wilson, MD


Alison Lyke, MD


Joshua May, MD

Taylor Mulkey, MD



Hunter Burch, MD

Ben Kuo, MD

Marie Ventre, MD