Current Residents 2018-2019
Boris Kiselev, M.D.
Dr. Kiselev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia but moved to the United States when he was young. He studied Neuroscience at William and Mary in Virginia, and went to Medical School at the Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine in Roanoke VA. He was drawn to Med/Psych by the holistic approach to patient care, his love for both specialties, and because of the opportunity to work with an underserved population most in need of medical attention. In his free time, he enjoys Jiu-Jitsu, the beach, working out, reading, and hanging out with other residents and friends in Charleston. Dr. Kiselev is the current Med/Psych chief resident. After finishing his training he plans to move to Charlotte, NC with his wife Erin who is an Ob/Gyn with Atrium Health.
Mary Stoermann, D.O.
Dr. Stoermann is from Indiana, home of the Hoosiers. She completed her BA in Spanish at Indiana State University with the goal of enjoying her other interests while still pursuing medicine, which she was able to do by studying Spanish in Spain, Argentina, and Honduras. She then moved to South Carolina to attend Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg. After enjoying many areas of medicine, she learned of combined medicine and psychiatry programs, which has equipped her with the training she finds important to better holistically evaluate each patient. Her interests include addressing mental health within a medicine environment; she finds that this is important as there is continued stigma surrounding mental illness. She has loved living in Charleston and enjoys going to the beach or driving up to the mountains in her spare time, especially with family and friends. After completing training she is planning to start in a integrated outpatient Internal Medicine/Psychiatry practice.
Camilo Mateus, M.D.
Dr. Mateus is originally from Bogota, Colombia. He grew up half in NYC and half in southern SC. He went to Wake Forest University for undergraduate and MUSC for medical school. He has been exposed to many different cultures and lifestyles. Seeing how fellow immigrants struggle with the adjustments to a new place, he became compelled to understand how psychosocial stresses predispose people to many future medical illnesses. He chose an internal-medicine psychiatry residency to become a physician who is dedicated to treating patients’ medical/psychiatric co-morbidities within their cultural context. His ideal future career would be an academic physician who teaches future generations of physicians to treat psychiatric and medical illnesses simultaneously in order to have more robust positive impacts on their patients’ health. His academic interests are in public/population health, cultural psychiatry, and integrated psychiatric-medical primary care. The Internal Medicine-Psychiatry residency at MUSC is full of dually trained faculty and residents who value diversity and foster who he hopes to become as a physician. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his co-residents and friends by acting as tourists in our own city. He loves trying new restaurants and writing reviews, or outdoor recreation such as bicycling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or being out on a boat. He frequently enjoys walking his dog through the historic streets and parks of Downtown Charleston.
Michael Norred, M.D.
Dr. Norred is a Florida native and did his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Central Florida. During medical school, he became interested in the overlap between internal medicine and psychiatry and decided to pursue a residency in a combined program to better serve my patients. In addition to this, he has an academic interest in brain stimulation modalities, including ECT and TMS, and augmenting strategies for these treatments. Currently, he is a DART resident, working on augmenting TMS with web-based CBT-I. His hobbies outside of work include music, particularly playing the guitar and violin, exercising, and golfing.
Chelsea Shepherd, M.D.
Dr. Shepherd comes from rural Southern Ohio - a place called Willow Wood - located just across the Ohio River from West Virginia and Kentucky. She grew up on a small farm and an apple orchard with her dad, a self-taught electrician and maintenance supervisor, and her mom, a secretary for the county courthouse. After graduating from Symmes Valley High School in 2007, she became a first generation college student when she enrolled into Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University in 2011 and received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and biochemistry. Later, she completed her medical school education and training at The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. As a senior medical student, she spent an additional year working for the medical college, teaching first and second year medical students, designing and implementing parts of the curriculum, and receiving supplemental training in academic medicine. One of her core philosophies as a physician is to treat the patient, not the disease. She believes that every person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit and all of those elements are interconnected. Ultimately, combined training in internal medicine and psychiatry felt like a natural path for her. In pursuing it, she hopes to improve access to both primary care and psychiatry in rural, underserved areas like her home community. Her academic interests include addiction, substance abuse, hospice and palliative care, transgender health care, women’s health care, rural medicine, and academic medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family (including my little Italian Greyhound dog named Nero) and friends, playing video games, watching movies, painting, gardening, making craft projects, traveling, and photography.
Emily Bay, M.D.
Dr. Bay is from Cumberland, Ohio. She attended Muskingum University where she received her Bachelors of Science majoring in chemistry. She then attended Northeast Ohio Medical University. She has a special interest in rural medicine, addiction medicine, and social justice. She enjoys traveling, reading, the beach, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Jake.
Jordan Spencer, D.O.
Dr. Spencer grew up in Nashua and Litchfield, NH. Undergrad: Brigham Young University – Provo. Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie. Career / Professional interests: His poor wife. He cooks up some new career idea every day... Integrative and Integrated (believe it or not there is a difference) medicine, pain, addiction osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, exercise as medicine, nutrition, brain stimulation, physician burnout, physician leadership, and Health care advocacy. Hobbies / Interests: Bicycling, positive psychology, social psychology (Dan Ariely, Malcom Gladwell), Netflix (Halfway through NCIS), family time- i.e. playing with his cute, perfect, adorable, utterly squishable baby girl. Hopefully when life settles down a little: Grappling, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, permaculture gardening, and travel. Other fun stuff: He almost always has a jar of Nutella on him for snacking purposes. His wife won't tell you but she holds a world title in ballroom dance.
Robert James, M.D.
Dr. James was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and is a Midwesterner at heart. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, to receive his B.S. in Biology (with a minor in math, because why not) and came very close to applying to pharmacy school before making a last-minute switch into medicine. He went back to St. Louis for medical school, studying at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and, after a brief phase in which he thought he would become a trauma surgeon, he found himself torn between the art of psychiatry and the logic of medicine. With the aid of dual-boarded faculty mentors, he decided to seek out combined training himself and was delighted to be offered the opportunity to work at MUSC. His clinical interests include addictions, geriatrics, palliative care, various interventional sub-specialties, and the intersection between dialysis patients and mood disorders. In his free time, he enjoys classical piano and composition, traveling, following local and international politics, and attempting to get his parents to pay for dinner when they come to visit. He is also undoubtedly a Slytherin, despite various unscrupulous sorting hat websites that place him in Gryffindor.
Emily Amador, M.D.
Dr. Amador grew up in St. Paul, MN. She got away from the cold and moved to San Diego where she worked as a Nutrition Assistant before she got her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She then worked in environmental health and safety before she was drawn to medicine. For medical school, she was pulled back to the midwest and attended Marian University in Indianapolis. She has always had a passion for the human brain as well as mental health and believes it is the most important aspect of a person. Throughout medical school, the important connection between the mind and body became increasingly apparent and the intersection of internal medicine and psychiatry became an obvious path for her. She is interested in many areas of medicine and psychiatry, including brain stimulation, addictions, hematology/oncology, and integrated medicine. She enjoys going to the beach, spending time with friends and family (including her temperamental cat, Indy), trying out new restaurants, reading, traveling, and hiking.