William T. Basco, M.D., MS
Dr. William Basco, Professor and Director, Division of Pediatrics, has been a faculty member at MUSC since 1997. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar, completing four years of research in the area of medical education, particularly the medical school admission process. Dr. Basco is co-director of Frontiers in Pediatrics, MUSC Pediatric Department's yearly CME program aimed at general pediatricians and other practitioners caring for children. Dr. Basco currently serves as the Pediatric Director of the MUSC Academic Generalist/Heath Services Research Fellowship Program and is the Principal Investigator on a HRSA-funded Academic Administrative Units (Title VII) Grant. Dr. Basco currently has funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to evaluate outpatient pediatric prescribing errors.
Annie Lintzenich Andrews, M.D., MSCR
Dr. Annie Andrews joined the Pediatric faculty as a hospitalist in 2011. She earned her M.D. at the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She then went on to complete the Academic Generalist fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research in 2011. Her research interests include improving the use of controller medications among pediatric asthmatics. She also has a particular interest in comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness, having published extensively in those areas.
David Bundy, M.D., MPH
Dr. David Bundy, Professor of Pediatrics, joined the MUSC Department of Pediatrics faculty as the Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in 2012. He received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, his MPH from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, and he trained in pediatrics at the Seattle Children’s Hospital at the University of Washington. In his current role, Dr. Bundy leads quality and safety initiatives across the MUSC Children’s Hospital, involving teams from numerous pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties. His research focuses on the quality and safety of pediatric healthcare, with an emphasis on Medicaid-insured children and those with chronic conditions, with a particular emphasis on the care of children with sickle cell disease.
Kristina K. Gustafson, M.D., MSCR, FAAP
Dr. Kristina Gustafson, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, is the Medical Director of the MUSC Pediatric Primary Care (PPC) clinic and an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. She earned her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed the Academic Generalist fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, earning a Master of Science in Clinical Research. She works as an outpatient pediatrician. She received special recognition as a Master Educator by the pediatric residents and was selected as one of the first members of the MUSC Pediatric Education Scholars Academy. She currently serves as the Academic Pediatric Association Region VIII Co-Chair and is a member of the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network. She is the site investigator for the SC DHHS CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant: Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (QTIP). Her research interests include quality improvement and education, resident education, preventive medicine, and PCMH.
Sherron Jackson M.D.
Patricia G. McBurney, M.D., MSCR
Dr. Patricia McBurney has been on faculty in the department of pediatrics since 2002. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine in 1997 and completed her pediatric residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 2000. She completed the Academic Generalist Fellowship in Pediatrics at MUSC in 2002. In January 2019, she was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics. Currently, she works as a pediatric hospitalist. Additionally, she serves as the pediatric clerkship co-director and her research interests are in medical education.
James McElligott, M.D., MS
Dr. James McElligott joined the Pediatric faculty in 2009. He completed both his pediatric residency and his Academic Generalist fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received a Masters in Science of Clinical Research through the Generalist Fellowship in 2009. His clinical and research interests include health disparities, vaccine delivery and international medicine. He is the Medical Director for MUSC's Center for Telehealth.
Sarah Mennito, M.D., MSCR
Dr. Sarah Mennito joined the Pediatric faculty as a hospitalist in 2009. She earned her M.D. at the University of Maryland and completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and the Academic Generalist fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research in 2009. She is currently the Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency Program Director. Her research interests include medical education, resident assessment, and transition medicine.
David Mills, M.D.
Dr. David Mills, a pediatric assistant professor, joined the General Pediatric faculty as a pediatric hospitalist in 2009. He received his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his residency at MUSC, where he served as Chief Resident in the Department of Pediatrics from 2008 to 2009. With a focus on pediatric education, Dr. Mills won the MUSC Medical Student teaching award in 2006 and 2008. He is currently in charge of incorporating educational technology into the residency program. Dr. Mills is also a member of the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network, with an emphasis on an educational outreach program designed to improve communication between inpatient and outpatient providers and deliver online educational resources to community pediatric practices.
J. Routt Reigart, M.D.
Dr. Reigart, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Division of General Pediatrics, has conducted university affiliated clinical trials since 1971. His research interests include children's environmental health issues, general pediatrics, and toxicology (lead poisoning prevention and education activities since 1972; state wide screening initiatives since 1975; CDC chair for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Advisory Committee, and the USEPA chair for the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee; member of USEPA/USDA/Tolerance Reassessment Advisory Committee and the FIFRA Science Advisory Panel). He is an active participant in the Prioritization Committee for the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children program.
James R. Roberts, M.D., MPH
Dr. James Roberts, Professor of Pediatrics, is the Director of the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network (SCPPRN). He joined the MUSC faculty in 1997 and has been conducting clinical research since 1996. He completed a General Academic Pediatric fellowship and earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently serves as the Director of Frontiers in Pediatrics, MUSC Department of Pediatrics' annual CME program. His research interests include children's environmental health hazards, environmental triggers of asthma, pesticide toxicity, and the management of lead toxicity in children. Additional research activities in the SCPPRN include vaccine delivery, quality improvement, environmental tobacco smoke exposure, obesity, and vitamin D deficiency.
Andrea P. Summer, M.D.
Dr. Andrea Summer, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, is a pediatric hospitalist and co-director of the MUSC International Adoption Clinic. In addition to founding and conducting the International Adoption Clinic, Dr. Summer is also director of the MUSC Pediatric Travel Medicine Clinic. Her research interests include medical and developmental issues of internationally adopted children and improving access to health care for underserved children.
Ronald J. Teufel, II, M.D., MSCR
Dr. Ron Teufel, Professor of Pediatrics, has been a faculty member since 2004. He is a former Academic Generalist Fellow at MUSC. Dr. Teufel is Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Section. His clinical interests include the care of hospitalized children with the use of Evidence-based Medicine. He is also a Health Services Researcher with a focus on hospital based quality improvement efforts for children. His current research involves utilizing national datasets to examine the correlation between the use of several health information technology modalities and the quality of hospital care for children.
Elizabeth M. Wallis M.D.
Liz Wallis, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics joined the faculty in 2013. She received her MD at Brown Medical School as part of a joint program between Brown and Dartmouth Medical School. She then completed residency and Academic General Pediatric Fellowship training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She earned a Master of Science in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Her clinical interest is in providing high quality primary care to children with complex medical conditions. Her research focuses on functional complaints and mental health in primary care and transition medicine for children and young adults with chronic illness.
Rachael T. Zweigoron-Sabbagh M.D.
Elizabeth O'Brien, RN
Beth O'Brien joined the General Pediatrics team in 2007 as the General Pediatrics clinical research coordinator. She has been a nurse for over 32 years and has extensive experience in working with clinical trials. She is currently the network coordinator for the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network (SCPPRN), as well as the coordinator for all clinical trials in the Division of General Pediatrics.