Current Residents

Third Year             

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Stefan Hansen, M.D.
Medical School:
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Fun Fact: I love traveling and meeting new and unique people. I've been to 6 different continents and also spent a summer biking from San Francisco to Washington, DC. Also, I'm a huge Red Sox, Patriots and UNC fan.

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Julianna Womble, M.D.
Medical School:
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergraduate: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Fun Fact: I grew up on family land with all of my extended relatives as neighbors. I love spending time outdoors whether it be gardening, playing tennis, going on walks, bike riding, laying on the beach, etc.

Second Year

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Brenda Alvarado, M.D.
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina
Fun Fact: I first learned to play the viola when I was in third grade and continued to play for ten years, but have unfortunately not practiced since then. I am not a great cook, but enjoy baking different pastries such as flan, cheesecake, and cookies. 

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Allison Kuipers, M.D.
Medical School: University of Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Fun Fact: I was a high school teacher before medical school. Also, my husband and I adopted a fifteen-year-old cat while in Charlottesville and he loves long walks on the beach on his leash.

First Year

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Melanie Gray Miller, M.D.
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Undergraduate: James Madison University
Why MUSC: MUSC and the Pediatric Primary Care Residency stood out to me because of the residents' and faculty's genuine commitment to the community. I was drawn here because of the warm, friendly people as well as the advocacy curriculum and the opportunity to train in a place with a diverse patient population. Not to mention Shawn Jenkins, and Charleston in general, is just about the nicest place to take care of kiddos!

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Sarah Olson, M.D.
Medical School: Indiana University
Undergraduate: Indiana University

I was very drawn to the Primary Care Pediatric Residency Program at MUSC because of its unique emphasis on primary care and the opportunities that exist within both medical Spanish and Global Health for residents. The mid-size program seemed like the perfect fit to provide a solid support group of co-residents as well as encourage appropriate autonomy and individualized learning. I had a wonderful interview experience and could sense that this is a place where I would feel comfortable learning and thus grow into the best pediatrician I can be. Charleston is an incredible city to live in during residency and there are endless activities and things to explore; we love having beach days on our days off!

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Ashley Perdue, M.D.
Medical School: West Virginia University
Undergraduate: West Virginia University
Why MUSC: I chose MUSC because I absolutely loved my interview here. The brand new children’s hospital is absolutely beautiful and Charleston is such a great city! I loved that MUSC offered a primary care residency that would allow me to tailor my residency experience to support my future career goals. The beach is also a huge plus!