Our Fellows

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Austin Rutledge, D.O.
3rd year fellow

Undergrad: Transylvania University, Lexington, KY. 
Degree: BA, Economics/Biology
Medical:  University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY
Residency:  Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Scholarly Interests: PDA and fluid overload

Personal Interests & Hobbies: Austin enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and taking their two boys to new activities around Charleston including the many parks, beaches, and sports games. He is always excited for the next Marvel movie and loves to play tennis and golf.

Email: rutledga@musc.edu


Headshot of Dr. Lauren WalkerLauren Walker, M.D.
3rd year fellow

Undergrad: University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 
Degree: BS, Biology
Medical:  Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Residency:  Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Scholarly Interests: ECMO

Personal Interests & Hobbies: In her free time, Lauren loves spending time with her husband and 70 lb. lap-puppy-child. She also enjoys going to the beach and trying new restaurants.

Email: walkerla@musc.edu


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Jerica Gee, M.D.

2nd year fellow

Undergrad: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 
Degree: BFA, Fine Art, Painting/Drawing, The University of Pennsylvania, PA, Certificate: Pre-health 
Medical:  Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Pediatrics Residency, Richmond, VA

Scholarly Interests:
POCUS, nutrition, IVH, inflammation

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  
Cardio (spinning, running), meditation and yoga, pampering my pup, cello, reading entertaining books borrowed from the library.

Email:  geeje@musc.edu




Headshot photo of Cliff Hegedus, M.D. Cliff Hegedus, M.D.
2nd year fellow



Undergrad: University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
Degree: BS in Neuroscience, Minor in Spanish Studies

Medical: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-Sidney Kimmel Medical College/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Scholarly Interests:  
Abdominal ultrasound use for necrotizing enterocolitis

Personal Interests & Hobbies:
Swimming, hiking, going to the beach with my wife and son, playing golf, and exploring new restaurants and breweries 

Email:  hegedusc@musc.edu



Headshot photo of David "Alex" Rueff, M.D. David “Alex” Rueff, M.D.
2nd year fellow



Undergrad: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Degree: B.S. Chemistry

Medical: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MD.

Residency: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS.

Scholarly Interests:
Honestly they are TBD but generally include: palliative care, ethics, and brain development of the premature infant

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  
Swimming, board games, and theology

Email:  rueff@musc.edu



Jeffrey King, M.D.
1st year fellow



Undergrad: Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Degree: B.S. Biological Sciences

Medical: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Scholarly Interests:
Neonatal AKI, BPD, ECMO & CRRT

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  
CrossFit, racquetball, and tennis. He also enjoys cooking Mexican-inspired dishes passed down from his family.

Email:  kingjef@musc.edu



Tammy Tran, D.O.
1st year fellow



Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park, M.D.
Degree: B.S. Biology - Physiology and Neurobiology

Medical: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA

Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Scholarly Interests:
Medical education, POCUS, NEC, Neonatal resuscitation, long-term outcomes

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  
Baking, exploring local restaurants, jigsaw puzzles and video chatting with her niece!

Email:  tranta@musc.edu



Christine Woodburn, D.O.
1st year fellow



Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University, M.D.
Degree: B.S.Molecular and Cellular Biology

Medical: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL

Residency: Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL

Scholarly Interests:
Sepsis prevention, delivery room QI

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  
Baking, running, and traveling

Email:  woodburc@musc.edu