Skip to main content
Meet our team

Meet our team

R. Barry Hird MD, FACS

Title: Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Appointment: Associate Professor
Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina 1992-1997
Fellowship: Breast Surgery University of Michigan
Conference: Weekly Surgery M & M, SESAP review
Clinical Interests: Benign and Malignant Breast Diseases
Membership: Fellow American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Society of Breast Disease

Kristine Lombardozzi MD, FACS

Title: Director, Surgical and Trauma ICU, Assistant Director of Trauma 
Appointment: Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: Indiana University
Fellowship: Orlando Regional Medical Center
Membership: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), board member of the state chapter of SCCM, Eastern Association for Surgery on Trauma (EAST).

Thomas Ashley MD, FACS

Title: Director, Skills Lab
Appointment: Assistant Professor
Medical School: Wayne State University 
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital 1983 -1988
Fellowship: Colorectal Surgery - Henry Ford Hospital
Conference: Weekly Surgical Skills Lab
Clinical Interests: GI surgery, endoscopy, trauma surgical skills
Membership: Fellow American College of Surgeons, SAGES

W. Cuyler Calton MD, FACS

Title: Director of the Vascular Surgery Section, Medical Director of the Vascular Lab
Appointment: Assistant Professor
Medical School: Duke University
Residency: Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Geisinger Medical Center
Membership: Foothills Cardiothoracic and Vascular, Society of Vascular Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the South Carolina Vascular Society

Charles Morrow, Jr. MD, FACS

Title: Co-Chief Medical Officer and Surgery Faculty
Appointment: Associate Professor
Medical School: University of South Carolina
Residency: SMC 1993-1998
Fellowship: Trauma and Critical Care - Orlando Regional Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Trauma and Critical Care
Conference: Trauma M & M
Membership: Chair of the South Carolina ACS Committee on Trauma, ATLS and National Trauma Databank sub-committees of the national ACS Committee on Trauma, Eastern Association for Surgery on Trauma (EAST) Careers in Trauma Committee and the Society of Critical Care Medicine Patient.

Christophe L. Nguyen MD, FACS

Appointment: Associate Professor
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
General Surgery Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
Research Fellowship: Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC.
Surgical Oncology Fellowship: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Membership: Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Links: Nguyen Fox Chase, Two years Additional Research 
Clinical Interests: General surgical oncology; foregut-esophagus/stomach cancer; hepato-biliary and pancreas; liver metastases; RFA, pancreatic cancer; thoracic oncology, (lung cancer, VATS, mediastinoscopy)

Shawn Birchenough, MD

Robert Cochran, MD

Hugh James, MD

Ari Kramer, MD

Michael Orseck, MD

Richard Reinhardt, MD

J. Paul Ross, MD, FAC, FASMBS, Chief of Bariatric Surgery

Ajai Srinivasan, MD

Brian Thurston, MD, FACS

Auburn Woods, MD

Claude Woollen, MD

News & Highlights

News & Highlights

Medical Education