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Family Medicine Residency: Class of 2018

    Dustin Abele, MD

      Dustin AbeleEmail:
      Medical School: University of South Carolina School of   Medicine
      Professional Interests: Hospitalist, Global Health, Military  Medicine, and Wilderness Medicine
      Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Shooting,  Gunsmithing, Hiking, Drawing, Cooking

      "During medical school I had the opportunity to spend a month as an Acting Intern at Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency.  During that time, I was amazed and excited with the experience, interacting with faculty, residents, staff and the technology/resources of the hospital.  The faculty and staff are passionately enthusiastic about teaching both the Art and Science of Medicine to their residents and can be easily approached.  Residents are treated as colleagues, a vital member of the healthcare team and the FM program is greatly respected by the hospital.  SRHS is a state-of-the art facility, ranked #1 in South Carolina and voted top 100 hospitals in the USA.  Spartanburg Regional is located a few hours from beautiful SC beaches, the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, in an inviting temperature climate, with a unique southern culture.  I highly encourage future doctors spending a month, rotation or even a day with us to see what SRHS Family Medicine is all about!"

      Amy Bruce, DO

        Amy Bruce

        Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 
        Professional Interests: Rural Medicine, Medical Missions, Geriatrics, and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
        Hobbies: Spending time with my family, friends, and dogs, being outdoors including hiking or anything to do with the water, whether it is going to the lake or the beach.

        "I chose Spartanburg Regional because it has one of the most well-rounded Family Medicine Programs.  The residents are also very knowledgeable, friendly, and well trained, and the faculty are dedicated and approachable.  I’m fortunate to be able to work in a hospital close to home and continue serving my community."

        Jamie Burns, DO

        Jamie BurnsEmail:
        Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 
        Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Underserved Medicine
        "I have chosen SRHS because all of the attending physicians are passionate educators.  The hospital gives a wide variety of patients and experience making residents very well trained physicians."

          Katherine Enos, DO

            Katherine Enos

            Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
            Professional Interests: Women’s Health, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Holistic Medicine
            Hobbies:  Dancing, Boxing, Running, Downhill Skiing, Dogs, Spending time with family and friends
            "I chose Spartanburg Regional because of the great experience I had there as a student.  I was looking for an unopposed program with a strong emphasis on women’s health, that also still values the traditional family medicine ideals taking care of patients from cradle to grave.  This program had everything I was looking for academically while also having great residents and faculty to work with."

              Oshea Escamilla, DO

                Oshea Escamilla

                  Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 
                  Professional Interests: Adolescent Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Preventive Medicine
                  Hobbies:  Gardening, Couponing, Traveling, Fitness
                  "SRHS Family Medicine Residency has great faculty and a large, friendly hospital to facilitate my training.  I want top-notch training and I believe that is achieved here at this hospital."

                    Colin Kane, MD

                      Colin Kane

                        Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
                        Professional Interest: International medicine, Public Health, Wilderness Medicine, Women’s health, Medical Education
                        Hobbies: Rugby, triathlon, woodworking, home brewing, guitar, mandolin
                        "The location is ideal and the training suits me in scope and style, but what brought me to Spartanburg is the relationship that I quickly formed with the faculty. I felt welcomed and supported and know that I could find a model example for the type of physician I want to be."

                          William Knight, MD

                            William KnightContact E-mail:
                            Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
                            Professional Interest: Preventive Care
                            Hobbies: Cycling, photography, camping
                            "I chose Spartanburg because of the caring Faculty and Resident that made me feel at home during my interview."


                              Emily Staggs, DO

                                Emily StaggsContact E-mail:
                                Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolina Campus
                                Professional Interest: Sports Medicine
                                Hobbies: Staying active and spending time with family and friends
                                "I chose Spartanburg Regional because it is an unopposed program with great faculty and residents."

                                Gregory Thomas, DO

                                  Gregory ThomasContact E-mail:
                                  Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
                                  Professional Interest: Hospice and Palliative Care, Geriatrics, HIV/AIDs prevention & Treatment
                                  Hobbies: Tennis, traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends
                                  "When I interviewed at Spartanburg I was convinced that I would be in a work intensive environment that would support my interest in Palliative Care. I also found that the staff senior residents to be very approachable and knowledgeable. These components make Spartanburg the residency program for me!"

                                    Daniel Touma, MD

                                      Daniel ToumaContact E-mail:
                                      Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
                                      Professional Interest: Preventative Medicine and Mental Health
                                      Hobbies: Sports, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my dogs
                                      "Through the guidance of the FM Residency at Spartanburg Regional I will gain the tools that will allow me to become competent, caring, and a compassionate physician that I hope to be. This program offers the unique opportunity of being unopposed hat will provide greater experiences and encourage a level of responsibility that is essential in patient care."


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