Transitional Year Residents
Hayden Barrett, MD
Undergraduate: College of Charleston
Medical School: University of South Carolina
Professional Interests: Cardiothoracic Radiology
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Hobbies: Working out, video games, playing guitar, being quarantined
Why Spartanburg Regional? I chose Spartanburg Regional because of the people. My interview day with Spartanburg was very pleasant and the staff and residents were very happy to be in this setting. The program is very excited to train residents and I felt that trainees were given a lot of respect during my own interview. I also wanted to stay in the South Carolina or North Carolina area when I am a practicing radiologist, so it just felt like a great fit!
Cameron Olsen, MD
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Diagnostic Radiology
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Hobbies: Sports, reading, hanging out with my wife and kids
Why Spartanburg Regional? I was looking for a program that would allow me to have excellent training, while supporting me as both a resident and a person, and I feel the program here at SRHS does just that. Our program director, Dr. Davis, helps create an amazing sense of community in this program and I immediately felt welcome here. A great hospital, great people and great benefits rounded out what I have felt like is an awesome program.
Benjamin Reeves, MD
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee at Martin
Medical School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Global health, medical technology, personal finance
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Hobbies: Golf, hiking, skiing, watching sports, time with family and friends
Why Spartanburg Regional? Spartanburg is in such an ideal location. It's natural beauty, along with its close proximity to the mountains and the coast, was a huge draw for me. I think the people here are what really made this program stand out the most, though. There seems to be a real sense of camaraderie between attendings and residents, and the education offered to trainees is second to none. This program offers a tremendous amount of flexibility, allowing residents to experience a broad scope of medicine. I find this very valuable as I work to lay the clinical foundation for my future career as a radiologist.
Ryan Rhodes, MD
Undergraduate: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Professional Interests: Ophthalmology
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Hobbies: Competitive cycling, backpacking and sailing
Why Spartanburg Regional? Spartanburg Regional was a perfect fit for me and my family because it is a close knit, family-oriented program that puts an emphasis on resident well-being, while providing superior teaching and preparing residents to provide excellent and compassionate care upon completion of their training.
Mason Runge, MD
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of Michigan
Professional Interests: Dermatology, clinical research, health policy, caring for the underserved
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Hobbies: Playing basketball, tennis and golf, watching the NBA and PGA tour, making homemade pizza, frisbee with my dog Eddie, traveling and spending time with my lovely wife
Why Spartanburg Regional? Spartanburg offers an unparalleled combination of top-notch training in a collegial, warm and down-to-earth work environment. I loved my interview at SRHS and felt the camaraderie and tight-knit bond between the residents, faculty and staff were second to none.
QingYu Xu, MD
Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia
Professional Interests: Diagnostic radiology
Hometown: Claremont, CA
Hobbies: Video games, board games, 3D printing, hiking, Dragonboat racing, WWII tanks
Why Spartanburg Regional? I chose Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) for my intern year because SRHS has an exceptionally dedicated faculty and staff, a flexible and comprehensive curriculum and ideal location. I was very impressed during my interview day by the work the faculty and staff pour into the program. The staff is honestly very caring and I saw myself training here because of this reason. This will be my last year before my specialized training. The diverse elective options mean that I will get to experience as many non-radiology specialties as possible so I can understand first-hand what providers expect from radiologists when I enter my specialty training. Lastly, Spartanburg is a pleasant and affordable place to live that is close to my fiancé and many outdoor recreation destinations, such as hiking around Asheville and Greenville.
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