Current Residents

PGY 5

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Andrew Ence, M.D.

Hometown: Santa Clara, Utah
Undergraduate University: Southern Utah University
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Fellowship Plan: University of Virginia - Hand and Upper Extremity
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The preceptorship model at MUSC allows for great resident/faculty relationships creating an enjoyable educational and work environment.

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Leah Herzog, M.D.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
Undergraduate University: Washington & Jefferson College 
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine 
Fellowship Plan: Yale University - Hand 
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Attending and resident camaraderie. Faculty are interested in resident education.

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Lindsay Luce, M.D.

Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
Undergraduate University: Georgia Tech 
Medical School: University of Queensland, Australia 
Fellowship Plan: Hughston Clinic: Trauma 
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Resident camaraderie and subsepcialty diversity with multiple attendings in nearly all subspecialties.

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Brian Sleasman, M.D.

Hometown: Albany, NY 
Undergraduate University: Boston College 
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 
Fellowship Plan: Northwestern University of Virginia - Foot and Ankle 
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The people. This is a great group of attendings and residents who challenge me to be the best clinician, surgeon, and person I can be.

PGY 4

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Alexander Chiaramonti, M.D.

Hometown: Raleigh, NC 
Undergraduate University: NC State University 
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina 
Fellowship Plan: Planning on Hand Fellowship 
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Faculty provide a great learning environment with multiple research opportunities. Rotating through all subspecialties by third year was very beneficial in determining fellowship.

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Brett Goodloe, M.D.

Hometown: Staunton, VA
Undergraduate University: College of William and Mary
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship Plan: Planning on Arthroscopy Fellowship
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: MUSC provides a broad scope for learning orthopedics through representation of all orthopedic subspecialties along with engaging faculty that are committed to making resident.

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Adam Griffith, M.D.

Hometown: Kingsport, TN
Undergraduate University: University of South Carolina
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Plan: Planning on Sports Medicine
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience:We have and continue to recruit the best residents in the hospital.

 

PGY 3

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Jacob Wolf, M.D.

Hometown: Kansas City, MO 
Undergraduate University: Vanderbilt University 
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina 
Fellowship Plan: Unsure 
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Great faculty who take significant interest in the development of their residents. Top to bottom, the residents form a cohesive group that help each other along at work but also spend time with one another outside of the hospital. Not having orthopaedic fellowships at our institution lends itself to higher level of responsibility and earlier development in the OR for residents. Living in Charleston is another perk, with its great restaurants and numerous things to do when you have a little time off.

 

David Bacel, M.D.

Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Undergraduate University: East Tennessee State University
Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Resident and attending camaraderie. Dedicated faculty who play an active role in resident education. I like living on the coast with easy access to the beach and watersports.

 

Kathy MGurk, M.D.

Hometown: Greenbay, WI
Undergraduate University: Marquette University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Fellowship Plan: Pending
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The team mentality within the entire department. My coresidents are my friends and have my back inside and out of work. All attendings are incredibly knowledgeable and approachable.

 

Ryan Horn, M.D.

Hometown: Marietta, GA
Undergraduate University: St. Lawrence University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: My coresidents are all great people who share a hardworking mentality and help each other out. Our attendings are incredibly approachable and want to see us do well. And of course, Charleston itself has a lot to offer.

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Sam AbuMoussa, M.D.

Hometown: Hendersonville, NC
Undergraduate University: UNC-Chapel Hill
Medical School: UNC-Chapel Hill
Fellowship Plan: Planning on Hand Fellowship
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The biggest asset of MUSC Ortho are the residents. I don't think there is a better group of friends or co-workers in the nation.

 

 

PGY 2

Caroline Chen 

Caroline Chen, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR 
Undergraduate University: University of Arkansa 
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Fellowship Plan: Undecided 
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: I like how easy it is to talk to all the residents and attendings. The residents are here for each other, and I know they're willing to help out when possible. I also like living close to the beach so I can cool off on warm summer days.

Anne Marie Galasso 

Annmarie Gallaso, M.D.

Hometown: Morocco
Undergraduate University: College of Charleston
Medical School: Georgetown University
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: I love the community that exists within the residency program. We make an effort to spend time together outside of the hospital. Everyone is also willing to help each other out when they can. You never feel like you're in it on your own. Coresidents look out for one another which makes the whole experience much more enjoyable.

Charles Johnson 

Charles Johnson, M.D.

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Undergraduate University: Wofford College
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The residents and faculty here at MUSC are the most approachable and enjoyable people that I have ever been around. Learning orthopedics at the highest level in a city as great as Charleston has been a dream come true.

Trevor Ottofaro 

Trevor Ottofaro, M.D.

Hometown: Yorktown, VA
Undergraduate University: University of Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Great group of residents who are team players and always willing to lend a hand.

PGY 1

Walker Heffron 

Walker Heffron, M.D.

Hometown: Charleston, SC 
Undergraduate University: Wofford College 
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina 
Fellowship Plan: Undecided 
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The leadership at MUSC Orthopaedics has created an excellent culture within the residency program. As a result, residents are quick to help each other at work and commonly hang out during free time outside of the hospital. Faculty demand excellence both clinically and surgically, but in a positive and constructive environment.

Mary Kate Lynch 

Mary-Kate Lynch, M.D.

Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ
Undergraduate University: Cornell University
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The people! After completing my rotation as a visiting medical student, I realized that in addition to working hard and learning a lot, I had also laughed more in that month than on any other rotation. The residents, attendings and nurses at MUSC make the hard work enjoyable.

Michael Otten 

Michael Otten, M.D.

Hometown: Omaha, NE
Undergraduate University: University of South Carolina
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Talented group of people who care about each other, and hold themselves to the highest standards of care.

Jonathan Pire 

Jonathan Pire, M.D.

Hometown: Chester, NJ
Undergraduate University: College of Charleston
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: Learning from some of the best surgeons in orthopedics with great co-residents in a world class city. MUSC is the perfect combination of educational experience, comraderie, and location.