Current Residents

PGY 5

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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: 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: Sports Medicine
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 residents the best surgeons that they can be.

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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: Sports Medicine
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience:We have and continue to recruit the best residents in the hospital.

PGY 4

 

John Barcel, M.D.

Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Undergraduate University: East Tennessee State University
Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Fellowship Plan: No fellowship - General Orthopaedics
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.

 

Ryan Horn, M.D.

Hometown: Marietta, GA
Undergraduate University: St. Lawrence University
Medical School: New York Medical College
Fellowship Plan: Hand & Upper Extremity
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: My coresidents are some of my best friends, we have great collegiality with our attendings, and Charleston is one of the best cities around.

 

Kathy McGurk, M.D.

Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Undergraduate University: Marquette University
Medical School: Georgetown University
Fellowship Plan: Hand & Upper Extremity
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.

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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: Hand & Upper Extremity
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.

PGY 3

Caroline Chen 

Caroline Chen, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR
Undergraduate University: University of Arkansas
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 

Annemarie Galasso, 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 2

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.

 

PGY 1

Will Allen 

Will Allen

Hometown: Kingsport, TN
Undergraduate University: University of South Carolina Honors College
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: While I love the surgical procedures, outcomes, and opportunities for innovation and research, the thing I enjoy the most is the camaraderie. The culture and community within the department made me want to stay here at MUSC.

 

Cody Ashy 

Cody Ashy

Hometown: Charleston, SC
Undergraduate University: Honors College at College of Charleston
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The camaraderie between the residents and faculty.

 

Liz Nadeau 

Liz Nadeau

Hometown: Broad Brook, CT
Undergraduate University: Northeastern University
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: MUSC has an excellent Orthopaedic training experience with supportive faculty, great resident camaraderie, and breadth of research opportunities.

 

Chris Robinson 

Chris Robinson

Hometown: Charleston, SC
Undergraduate University: College of Charleston
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship Plan: Undecided
Favorite thing about your MUSC residency experience: The people. The cohesive dynamic between residents and attendings makes it fun to go to work every day. No matter how crazy your work day gets, there's always someone there to lift you up, share your load, and make your day better. All of the attendings are incredibly approachable, enjoy teaching, and are dedicated to residents' experience. Charleston is also the best city in the world to live in. It's scientifically proven at this point.