Third Year

Headshot of Dr. Javier Ayala

Javier Ayala, M.D.
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Career Goals and Interests: Primary Care with an interest in medical devices and military service
Scholarly Activity: QI Initiative “Targeting gun violence: Improving screening for access to firearms in a ED setting”

Headshot of Dr. Kelly Barton

Kelly Barton, M.D.
Medical School: Indiana University
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Career Goals and Interests: Primary Care with an interest in safe sleep
Scholarly Activity: QI Initiative “BeSMART” expansion; SC AAP Presentation Characterization of Dermatological Visits Seen Using Telemedicine vs In-Person in Pediatric Primary Care”

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Rachel Black, M.D.
Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Career Goals and Interests: Primary Care with an interest in public health and community outreach
Scholarly Activity: Case report “Absence Status Epilepticus;” Qualitative Project “Impact of racism on adolescent patients at MUSC”

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Allyson Brown, M.D.
Medical School: University of Central Florida
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Career Goals and Interests: Critical Care with an interest in medical education
Scholarly Activity: SC AAP Presentation “A Case of Bilateral Lower Extremity Swelling and Petechiae in a School Age Child”; QI Initiative “Improving mock code simulations”

Headshot of Dr. Holly Burchett

Holly Burchett, M.D.
August 14, 1992-November 18, 2021
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: Clemson University

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of one of our pediatric residents, Dr. Holly Burchett. Holly completed her medical school training at MUSC and was cherished by her many co-residents and colleagues in both the pediatrics department and across the institution. We are continually inspired by her fighting spirit and the passion she demonstrated in the care of her patients. She will be dearly missed. 

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Charlene Chalmers, M.D.
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Career Goals and Interests: Primary Care with an interest Global Medicine and advocacy
Scholarly Activity: SC AAP Presentation and QI InitiativeImproving Chlamydia test of reinfection rates in our resident clinic”

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Mary Hamilton, M.D.
Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine - Amarillo
Undergraduate: Baylor University
Career Goals and Interests: Primary Care with an interest in Preventative Care and care of the medically complex
Scholarly Activity: SC AAP Presentation "Persistent hypoglycemia in a previously healthy 7 day old"

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Brock Karolcik, M.D.
Medical School: West Virginia University
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Career Goals and Interests: Pediatric Cardiology with an interest in medical education and obesity management
Scholarly Activity: SC AAP Presentation "Case Presentation of Juvenile Dermatomyositis"

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Michael Lugo, M.D.
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Career Goals and Interests: Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Gastroenterology with an interest in advocacy and pediatric obesity
Scholarly Activity: Poster and publication collaboration with Dr. Beth Kozel at the National Institutes of Health pertaining to Williams syndrome with atypical deletions, social behaviors, and overall clinical manifestations 

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Kristin Kyler, D.O.
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Career Goals and Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine with an interest in Disaster Medicine
Scholarly Activity: SC AAP Presentation "Acute Unilateral Lower Extremity Weakness in a School Aged Child;” AAP Abstract Presentation Acceptance "A teenager with hypertension: A common problem leading to an uncommon diagnosis

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Tina Nguyen, M.D.
Medical School: West Virginia University - Martinsburg
Undergraduate: Shepherd University
Career Goals and Interests: Primary Care and Pediatric Endocrinology with an interest in preventive medicine and obesity management
Scholarly Activity: SC AAP Presentation "From Wards to the Web: Education in Time of COVID-19"

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Rachel Slate, M.D.
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Undergraduate: Baylor University
Career Goals and Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care with an interest in shock and trauma management
Scholarly Activity: Regional Presentation "Shock and myocarditis in the time of COVID-19: Charleston's first case of MIS-C;” Resident as Teacher Award

Headshot of Dr. Cassie Stegall

Cassandra Stegall, D.O.
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Career Goals and Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Hospital Medicine with an interest in global health and advocacy
Scholarly Activity: Publication “Improving Documentation Rates of Gun Safety Counseling in a Resident Primary Care Clinic;” Regional Presentation “Targeting gun violence: Improving screening for access to firearms in a ED setting”