Our Fellows

Headshot of Dr. FarmerZachary Farmer, M.D.
3rd year fellow

Undergrad: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Degree: BS in Genetics and BA in Spanish
Medical: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Residency: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Scholarly Interest:  Bioethics

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  Zack enjoys spending time at the beach or on the water and loves any restaurant with a patio, rooftop, or live music to enjoy Charleston’s excellent weather and views.

Email: farmerz@musc.edu


Headshot of Dr. DiegoEllen Diego, M.D.
2nd year fellow

Undergrad: The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Degree: BS in Molecular Biology and Chemistry
Medical:  The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Residency:  University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, Burlington, VT

Scholarly Interest: Neonatal Global Health

Personal Interests & Hobbies: Ellen enjoys reading, walking her dog and eating Vermont sharp cheddar cheese!

Email: diegoe@musc.edu


Headshot of Dr. HardyTom Hardy, M.D.
2nd year fellow

Undergrad: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Degree: BE in Biomedical Engineering
Medical:  Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Residency:  Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Scholarly Interest: BPD and Point of Care Ultrasound

Personal Interests & Hobbies: Tom enjoys spending time with his wife Kelsey, and their dog Curry. He also plays a lot of golf, maybe too much if you ask Kelsey.

Email: hardykr@musc.edu


Headshot of Dr. IronsRaechel Irons, M.D.
2nd year fellow

Undergrad: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Degree: BS in Biological Sciences
Medical: Florida State University, College of Medicine, Daytona Beach, FL
Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Scholarly Interest: Necrotizing enterocolitis and spontaneous intestinal perforation

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  Raechel is a foodie who enjoys traveling, the beach, Orange Theory, and Ballet.

Email: ironsr@musc.edu


Headshot of Dr. BooneNeal Boone, M.D.
1st year fellow

Undergrad: Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
Degree: BS in Biomedical Science
Medical:  University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Residency:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Personal Interests & Hobbies: Neal enjoys everything outdoors from running and hiking to kayaking. Since moving to Charleston, he enjoys exploring downtown and going to the local beaches. He also enjoys preparing meals with the herbs and vegetables he grows on his patio.

Email: boonen@musc.edu


Headshot of Dr. ColemanCassandra Coleman, M.D.
1st year fellow

Undergrad: Colby College, Waterville, ME
Degree: BA in Biology and Chemistry
Medical:  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Residency:  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Personal Interests & Hobbies: Cassie enjoys exercise, hiking, boating, traveling, and spending time with friends/family

Email: colemcas@musc.edu


Headshot of Dr. LachLaura Lach, D.O.
1st year fellow

Undergrad: Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Degree: BS in Biology, Minor in Public Health
Medical: Ohio Univ. Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Residency: Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH

Personal Interests & Hobbies:  Laura enjoys catching up on the latest movies, listening to music, working out (which includes running & spinning), traveling, cooking/baking and spending time with friends and family.

Email: lach@musc.edu