Internal Medicine\Pediatric Residents

Headshot of Dr. BroadhurstLeah Broadhurst, M.D. – Fourth Year, Med-Peds Chief Resident
Hometown: Gastonia, NC
Medical School: Georgetown University
Graduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Favorite things about Charleston: The temperate climate and the culinary scene
Career/Research interests: Primary Care, Public Health, Health Equity
Why MUSC Med-Peds? As a large academic medical center with strong roots in the community, MUSC provides a great learning environment for my varied interests. However it’s the people that drew me to MUSC, everyone is very supportive and invested in helping you grow professionally and personally, and overall people are fun to be around which makes the long days’ worth it.

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Laura Brown, M.D. – Fourth Year, Med-Peds Chief Resident
Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Undergraduate: Auburn University
Favorite things about Charleston:  Architecture and flowers
Career/Research interests: Combined Hospitalist, Obesity
Why MUSC Med-Peds? I loved that MUSC had strong medicine and pediatric categorical problems, and was located in beautiful Charleston. After being here, I have fallen in love with the strong support we have from faculty on both sides, and especially our beloved Dr. Mennito.

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Susan Evenhouse, M.D. – Fourth Year
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin
Favorite things about Charleston:  The landscape, the wealth of outdoor activities, the unreal food scene and some of the kindest people you will ever meet.
Career/Research interests: Medical Education, Adult and Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Why MUSC Med-Peds? After going to medical school here, I couldn't imagine a better place to train. I knew I would have great role models because the attending physicians are phenomenal clinicians and great teachers. I love our patient population and how we serve as the tertiary referral center for our state. We get to see extremely rare and cool cases, but also become very comfortable with bread and butter community medicine.

Headshot of Dr. SmithPatricia Smith, M.D. – Fourth Year
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Favorite things about Charleston:
Career/Research interests: Nutrition and lifestyle interventions in the management of chronic disease and overall health, primary care, underserved communities, preventive medicine
Why MUSC Med-Peds? The small, supportive, and close-knit Med-Peds group, excellent training on both Medicine and Pediatrics, enthusiastic and supportive program directors

Headshot of Dr. BuffaCharish Buffa, M.D. – Third Year
Hometown: Athens, Georgia
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Favorite things about Charleston: amazing food, multiple beaches to choose from, beautiful scenery/history, AND almost everywhere is pet friendly!
Career/Research interests: I'm still undecided, but I'm interested in hospital medicine vs Heme/Onc
Why MUSC Med-Peds? After being here a year now, I am very confident I chose the right place. I love the people here (specifically our Med-Peds family!), supportive atmosphere on both categorical sides, and training at a strong academic center.  Also, you can't beat living 10 minutes from the beach!

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Laura Smallcomb, M.D. – Third Year
Hometown:  Boston, MA
Medical School:  Drexel University College of Medicine
Graduate: University of Pennsylvania, MA
Undergraduate: Northeastern University
Favorite things about Charleston:  The restaurants, the weather
Career/Research interests: ICU, Cardiology
Why MUSC Med-Peds? I loved the depth and the scope that Med-Peds involved, allowing me to have a residency that spanned the gamut of age and illness severity, while continuing to keep the doors open for potential fellowships and specialization in the future

Headshot of Dr. StoneMolly Stone, M.D. – Third Year
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama Birmingham
Undergraduate: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Favorite things about Charleston: amazing city, seafood everywhere and the people are so friendly.
Career/Research interests: GI, likely IBD
Why MUSC Med Peds? I was searching for a program with strong, supportive categorical programs but also with a close-knit Med-Peds group which I found here. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and constantly helping me both figure out my plans and reach my goals.

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Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA)
Graduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Favorite things about Charleston: I had never been to Charleston before my interview day at MUSC, but as soon as I arrived I was immediately drawn to the city’s vibrant culture and incredibly friendly residents. I love how it’s a quaint town with loads of southern charm and a rich history that still has a lot of hustle and bustle to keep you busy. Everyone you meet is always smiling, and it’s so easy to strike up a conversation with just about anyone, which is fantastic because there are so many people here who have amazing life stories to share! The warm, sunny weather and coastal location are perfect when you want to take advantage of the beach or enjoy different nautical activities when on a break from work. And of course, the food here is award-winning and absolutely delicious! Between the fresh seafood and old fashioned southern cooking, you’ll never go hungry in the Holy City!
Career/Research Interests: I’ve always had a love for primary care, and I can definitely envision myself working in a combined Med-Peds clinic in the future. But, in true Med-Peds fashion, I’m not opposed to pursuing subspecialty training after residency and I’m excited to keep my options open.
Why MUSC Med-Peds? Choosing to train in Med-Peds at MUSC was an easy decision for me as soon as I set foot in Charleston. Dr. Mennito was a joy to know right from the beginning and had a great vision for the future of the program that really made me excited to be going into the specialty. Krista our coordinator, the upper level residents, and all the MUSC staff I met were very welcoming, genuine, and down-to-earth people who I looked forward to calling my co-workers and friends. Everyone seemed so happy to work at MUSC and truly saw themselves as critical parts of a healthcare system dedicated to the service of patients in the Lowcountry. I loved the idea of working with such a diverse patient population in the Charleston area, including many underserved groups and our country’s Veterans at the VA. I was also impressed with MUSC overall as being a strong academic medical center with a wide array of patient complexity while maintaining the feel of a smaller community program where you can get to know everyone. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to train here!

Headshot of Dr John Bowman, IVJohn Bowman, IV, MD - Second Year
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Medical School: University of South Florida
Undergraduate: College of William & Mary
Favorite things about Charleston: great food and history
Career/Research interests: critical care, cardiology, medical education, international medicine
Why MUSC Med-Peds? It's a great program and a great city, plus I'm much closer to my family here. I've always been undecided as to what I want out of my career, but I knew MUSC would give me excellent training in both medicine and pediatrics and set me up for any career path I choose.

Headshot of Dr Umakanthan KavinUmakanthan Kavin, MD, MA - Second Year
Hometown: Okemos, MI
Medical School: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Graduate: University of Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Favorite things about Charleston: Charleston combines rich history, beaches, nightlife, southern hospitality, food, and climate all in one charming city.
Career/Research Interests: Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Medical Education
Why MUSC Med-Peds? I love how Med-Peds at MUSC is built on the foundation of two incredibly strong categorical programs. The clinical experiences here are second to none. I also cannot speak enough about the program leadership and the amount of support I feel from my co-interns and upper levels. You truly are working with your friends here.

Headshot of Dr Denise KimbroughDenise Kimbrough, MD, PhD - Second Year
Hometown: Birmingham, Al   
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Graduate: Medical University of South Carolina, PhD
Undergraduate: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Favorite thing about Charleston: I love being by the water, even though I can’t swim. There is something very peaceful about it.
Career/Research Interest:  I’m still torn between cardiology and adolescent medicine. I think I might find a way to do both with research. I plan to investigate the causes, prevention and treatment of adolescents in sports who have cardiovascular conditions.
Why MUSC Med-Peds? I believe I chose MUSC more so for the people. I learned in doing research that the education you get anywhere will always be the same, you will learn what you need to. However, how you spend your time obtaining that education and making memories depends on those you take the journey with. I feel like MUSC Med-Peds is a family and who better to spend four stressful, growing years with than family.

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Laurel Wolf, MD - Second Year

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Favorite Things About Charleston: Always a new restaurant to try, the dog-friendly beaches & parks, and the pretty views!

Career/Research Interests: Undecided, possibly a combined subspecialty or hospital medicine.

Why MUSC Med-Peds? As a medical student here, I felt at home in both the Internal Medicine and the Pediatrics departments and 'found my people' in Med-Peds. As I started the interview process, I realized how unique MUSC is as the only tertiary care center in a really desirable city. I knew that I could get superb training here with co-residents and faculty that create a fun, positive environment. And being in Charleston doesn't hurt!


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Nancy Hagood, MD - Intern

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Favorite Things About Charleston: The ocean and the people.

Career/Research Interests: Academic Hospital Medicine, Global Health and Community Development in Haiti

Why MUSC Med-Peds? MUSC Med-Peds is the best of all worlds. It provides a fantastic teaching and learning environment, a diverse patient population and high acuity patients, top-notch Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs with a close-knit Med-Peds family, and incredible mentors and role models.  And in a place like Charleston, it’s easy to have hobbies outside the hospital to keep you sane.

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Nelson Reed, MD - Intern

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Wofford College

Favorite Things About Charleston: The architecture, history, trees, scenery, food, and beaches

Career/Research Interests: Primary care or possibly a sub-specialty

Why MUSC Med-Peds? To me, MUSC has it all. With friends and family in North and South Carolina, Charleston is a perfect location for me. Both the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics departments have outstanding training environments and outlets to explore during residency. They have a high emphasis on mentorship and education, which is something I really value in a program. Every day, I get to work alongside and learn from excellent faculty and co-residents. I could not imagine training anywhere else!


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Maggie Roth, MD - Intern

Hometown: Manassas, Virginia

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Graduate School: Georgetown University

Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Favorite Things About Charleston:
 Sunny weather, being around water, outdoor activities, sunsets, friendly people, and the food!

Career/Research Interests: Undecided in true Med-Peds fashion, but with strong interests in primary care, global health, and working with under-served population.

Why MUSC Med-Peds? I spent a year in Charleston before medical school and fell in love with the area. I was super excited about the brand new Children’s Hospital and Med-Peds Clinic. It was then my interview day that really sold me. I had so many wonderful conversations and left with the “gut feeling” that this felt like home.

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Jake Seltman, MD - Intern

Hometown: Roswell, GA

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah Campus)
Undergraduate: University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!)

Favorite Things About Charleston: Laid-Back Atmosphere, Close to the beach with a lot to do outside, and the Southern Charm and Beauty.

Career/Research Interests: Very open to all routes of medicine and excited to explore all areas. Right now I am interested in Outpatient Medicine

Why MUSC Med-Peds? I love Charleston, and everyone in the Med-Peds program has made me feel so welcome and so at home. I can’t wait to grow even closer as a family.