Current Residents

PGY5

Cam MateusCamilo 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.

Email: mateusc@musc.edu

Mike NorredMichael 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. 

Email: norredm@musc.edu

PGY4

Chelsea ShepherdChelsea 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.

Email: shephech@musc.edu

PGY3

Emily BayEmily 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.

Email: baye@musc.edu

Jordan SpencerJordan 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.

Email: spencejo@musc.edu

PGY2

Robert JamesRobert 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.

Email: jamesro@musc.edu

Emily AmadorEmily Amador, D.O.

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.

Email: amador@musc.edu

PGY1

George BookGeorge Book, M.D.

Dr. Book grew up in Charleston, SC, just across the river from MUSC in West Ashley. After graduating from Academic Magnet High School in 2015, he pursued a bachelor’s in chemistry at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). There, he met his wife, Alyson, a Florida native. After UF and a brief stint working in the Charleston City Market, George attended MUSC for medical school. He became interested in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry after working with combined residents at the student-run CARES clinic during his M1 year. His medical interests include consult-liaison psychiatry, toxicology, addictions, first-break psychosis, medical education, and primary care. His non-medical interests include running, cooking, college football, spending time with his wife (when she’s not busy teaching America’s youth), his goldendoodle- Pickles, losing week in week out in the psychiatry residency fantasy football league, and masked dinners with his co-residents. In the promised post-covid times, you’ll probably find him spending all of his vacation time in the mountains and towns of Western North Carolina, running in races throughout the southeast, or (most preferably) both at the same time.

Email: bookg@musc.edu

Alexander BaradeiAlexander Baradei, M.D.

Dr. Baradei was born in California; he received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biopsychology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Afterwards he spent three years in deployment overseas working for the US Department of Defense as a liaison, linguist, instructor and cultural advisor, building partnerships between US military personnel and US Allied Forces as well as working with the US State Department to facilitate the safe movement of refugees in the region. Once he returned home he pursued a post-bac, a Masters degree, conducted research, taught Genetics, and then attended Medical School at the Florida State University College of Medicine. In medical school he served as junior faculty for the Gross Anatomy Lab and Clinical Skills Learning Center; he was elected to represent his class in redesigning the school’s basic medical science curriculum and later was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During his medical training Dr. Baradei noticed that the medical field’s categorization of human pathology created an arbitrary mind-body divide; he realized that it would be best for him to be fully immersed in both fields of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine in order to take a unique holistic mind-body/patient based approach to help achieve a comprehensive state of well-being for his patients, as well as to find innovative ways to transform how we think about, approach and teach medicine. Dr. Baradei feels incredibly fortunate to have been able to join the MUSC family, and is humbled every day by the intelligence, hard work and tenacity of his co-residents and colleagues. Outside of medicine he enjoys biking, kayaking, ping pong, soccer, ultimate frisbee, cooking, traveling, writing poetry, playing the ukulele and watching Science Fiction movies/TV shows.

Email: baradei@musc.edu