100% of the PHM faculty at MUSC have completed post-residency fellowships or chief residencies. Click on the link for each faculty member to learn more about his or her training and follow subsequent links to their publications.
Annie L. Andrews M.D., MSCR
Dr. Annie Andrews earned her MD from University of Cincinnati. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She was an Academic Generalist Fellow at MUSC from 2009-2011 during which time she earned her MSCR. Dr. Andrews’ research interests include improving controller medication use among children with asthma, cost-effectiveness analysis, diagnostic/laboratory stewardship and gun violence prevention. Dr. Andrews has been awarded a KL2 Career Development Award and a Doris Duke award. She currently has an R03 from AHRQ to continue her work in asthma risk prediction. She recently completed a training course in Advanced Cost-Effectiveness Analysis at the University of York in York, England. She has experience with Medicaid data, Truven MarketScan data and SAS programming skills. Dr. Andrews is a member of the Hospital Pediatrics editorial board and the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting planning committee and was elected as an APA PHM SIG co-chair in 2018.
William T. Basco Jr. M.D., MSCR
Division Director of General Pediatrics
Academic Generalist and Hospitalist Fellowship Director
Dr. William (Bill) Basco earned his MD from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at MUSC. He was an Academic Generalist Fellow at Johns Hopkins and earned his MSCR at MUSC. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar. Dr. Basco’s research interests and experience are broad, but his most recent work focuses on medication safety, look-alike sound-alike medication errors, and opioid prescription pharmaco-epidemiology in children. He has been funded by AHRQ for his work on medication errors. He served as the PI of HRSA Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care grant, a HRSA ACA Primary Care Residency Expansion grant, and is currently the MUSC site-PI on an AHRQ grant that evaluates hospital-based quality of care for patients with mental health conditions and the quality of transitions of care for these patients.
David G. Bundy, M.D., MPH
Dr. David Bundy earned his MD from the University of Michigan. He then went on to earn his MPH at University of California, Berkeley. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Bundy is a Quality and Patient Safety expert and has recently been appointed Chief Patient Safety Officer for the entire MUSC enterprise. He has extensive research training and experience in health services research, quality improvement research, and dissemination and implementation science. His areas of content expertise include sickle cell disease and reducing diagnostic errors in pediatrics. He has received funding from numerous grants, including serving as co-investigator on 3 recent AHRQ R01s related to the quality and safety of ambulatory pediatric care.
Tricia McBurney M.D., MSCR
Pediatric Clerkship Co-Director, College of Medicine
Dr. Tricia McBurney earned her MD from the MUSC. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. She was an Academic Generalist Fellow at MUSC, where she earned her MSCR. She is passionate about resident and medical student education, as evidenced by her role as the Pediatric Clerkship Co-Director for the College of Medicine and winning numerous teaching awards. She is the faculty advisor to the medical students for the Paul B. Underwood Jr. Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor at MUSC. Her research interests are in medical education, and she is actively involved as a Master Facilitator in the simulation center. She is a member of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics.
Sarah Mennito M.D., MSCR
Program Director, Medicine/Pediatrics Residency
Dr. Sarah Mennito earned her MD at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Medicine/Pediatrics at MUSC, followed by a year as pediatric chief resident. She was an Academic Generalist Fellow at MUSC, where she earned her MSCR. She has been the Program Director for the Med/Peds residency program since 2009. She is passionate about medical education, having won numerous teaching awards as selected by the College of Medicine and the pediatric residency program. Her research interests include transition medicine and standardizing care for infant sepsis evaluations. She has collaborated with community pediatricians on grants related to the transitional care of patients with sickle cell disease and participates in a national health care transition learning collaborative.
David Mills, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Dr. David Mills earned his MD from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his residency training in Pediatrics at MUSC, followed by a year as pediatric chief resident. As of July 1, 2019, he is the Program Director for the pediatric residency program, after six years as an Associate PD. He is passionate about medical education, having won numerous teaching awards as nominated by the College of Medicine and the residency program. His research interests include simulation training's impact on resident education and observation of medical students' clinical skills. He serves as a faculty liaison for the Children's Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council and is a co-leader for the Solutions for Patient Safety committee on reducing falls in the Children's Hospital.
Annie Simpson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Annie Simpson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Healthcare Leadership and Management (primary) and Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (secondary) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Simpson received her bachelors of science in Statistics from North Carolina State University, a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of York, UK, and a PhD from MUSC in Health and Rehabilitation Science, Health Services Research. Dr. Simpson is a Health Services Researcher and Biostatistician who specializes in applied collaboration for team science and in methods development for bias reduction in observational studies. She has over 15 years of experience as an analysis and database specialist for multiple observational and investigational health care studies, including international multi-center clinical trials. Dr. Simpson is a Principal Investigator of grants from NIH/NIDCD and the MUSC CTSA’s Carolinas Collaborative and is a Co-Investigator on multiple research teams across the MUSC campus including; pediatrics, critical care, addiction science, hearing loss, and telehealth. She is a primary quantitative scientist for the first ever HRSA Telehealth Center of Excellence. Dr. Simpson teaches doctoral level classes in statistical programming, multivariable linear modeling, and evidence-based decision-making/comparative effectiveness study methods. Dr. Simpson is supported by the Division of General Pediatrics and much of this effort is focused on mentoring PHM fellows in their research projects.
Andrea Summer M.D., MSCR
Dr. Andrea Summer earned her M.D. from MUSC. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia. She was an Academic Generalist Fellow at MUSC during which time she earned her MSCR. She then joined the MUSC faculty where she has almost 15 years of experience caring for hospitalized children. She is Co-Director for the MUSC International Adoption Clinic, Director of the MUSC Pediatric Travel Medicine Clinic, and program director of the Global Health Certificate Program and the Global Health Track for pediatric residents. In addition to global health, her research interests include improving care delivery to the underserved areas of rural South Carolina. She has an active global health research program including a recently completed pilot project of community health workers in rural India aimed at improving growth and developmental outcomes in infants.
Ronald J. Teufel II M.D., MSCR
Hospitalist Section Director
Dr. Teufel earned his MD from West Virginia University. He completed residency in Medicine/Pediatrics at MUSC. He completed an Academic Generalist Fellow focused on Health Services Research at MUSC during which time he earned an MSCR degree. He is the section director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM). Dr. Teufel has served in national research roles including abstract chair and planning committee research representative for the PHM Annual Meeting, Associate Editor for Hospital Pediatrics, and planning subcommittee for Academy Health’s Annual Meeting. He has been actively involved in research training including the research content for the AAP’s annual PHM fellows’ conference in Salt Lake City, numerous workshops at national meetings, and publications focused on expanding PHM research. Dr. Teufel’s personal research interests and experience focus on developing innovative approaches to care for hospitalized children. He is experienced with the use of large data sets including local electronic health records, Medicaid, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Health Information and Management Systems Society, American Hospital Association, and Pediatric Health Information Systems. His methodological experience includes SAS programming, modeling, propensity score, and cost effectiveness analysis. His most recent research funding uses mobile health technology to improve care for children with asthma.
Daniel C. Williams, M.D., MSCR
Medical Director, Informatics and Information Technology
Dr. Williams earned his MD from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and completed his residency in Pediatrics at MUSC. He then went on to complete a Chief Resident year followed by the Academic Generalist Fellowship. He earned his MSCR from MUSC. Dr. Williams’ research interests include pediatric head injuries, electronic health record adoption and laboratory stewardship. He is passionate about medical education, having won numerous teaching awards from the College of Medicine and the pediatric residency program including the Attending of the Year Award as selected by the pediatric residents. As the Medical Director of Informatics and Information Technology, he is actively involved in optimizing Epic implementation at MUSC. He has received funding from the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance to assess a telehealth management strategy for pediatric patients with acute asthma exacerbations.