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Family Medicine Residency: Class of 2019

    PortraitNicole Allen, DO

    Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
    Undergraduate: North Carolina State University
    Professional Interests: Obstetrics, pediatrics, permatology, rural medicine
    Home Town: Little Falls, New York
    Hobbies: Decorating, gardening, cooking, travel, outdoor activities/fitness and reading

    "I was fortunate to be a core medical student here and see how well trained the residents are. There is a large population here in need of medical care and a lot of opportunity to serve the community. There are several great opportunities for pursuing a fellowship after residency and doing mission work."

    PortraitTaurus Allen, MD

    Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Professional Interests: Preventive Medicine and Rural Medicine
    Hobbies: Sports, Cooking, and Traveling

    "I chose SRHS because of the great attendings and the unopposed nature of the program.  As a medical student, I was able to experience first-hand just how well rounded the residents were.  I knew I would get a solid education here.  The location was an extra bonus."

    Gerald Bennett, MDPortrait

    Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Professional Interests: Mental Health, Sports Medicine
    Hobbies: Golf, tennis, cooking

    "From the moment I stepped into the hospital I felt welcomed. I could tell this would be the perfect environment for me to hone my skills as I continue my medical education."

    Eric Fulmer, MDPortrait

    Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
    Professional Interests: Rural Medicine, Global Health, Medical Missions
    Hobbies: Camping, hiking wildlife photography

    "When I started looking at various residency programs, I wanted to find somewhere that had an emphasis on family medicine as a patient-centered, well-rounded teaching system that would prepare me to practice in any environment. I also wanted to find a program that would have the opportunity for me to further explore my interest in global health and rural medicine and find ways to emphasize those areas of my training. Spartanburg has all these things as well as a great group of current residents that I really felt enjoyed being there and working together."

    Ian Furtado, MDPortrait

    Medical School: Medical University of the Americas
    Professional Interests: Rural Medicine, Preventive Health
    Hobbies: Fitness, fishing, piano, tennis

    "I knew I wanted to be at Spartanburg Regional after doing a family medicine audition rotation. I had an incredible experience while working closely with faculty and residents. The knowledge and skills I gained during that short time, along with the personalized learning environment only confirmed my decision that this was the best place for me to excel."

    PortraitBradley Horne, DO

    Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
    Professional Interests: Exercise, Nutrition, Sports
    Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I enjoy being outdoors.

    "I wanted a program where I knew I would be pushed.  A good mixture in inpatient and outpatient medicine."

    Tara Latteman, DOPortrait

    Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Carolinas Campus
    Professional Interests: Dermatology, Women's Health, Preventive Health
    Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, fitness

    "I chose Spartanburg Regional because of the well rounded training and outstanding attendings. I've always been impressed with the knowledge of the residents and the program's strong emphasis on Women's Health & Preventive Health. I am so excited to be able to train at such a supportive and strong Family Medicine Program."

    Soo Jin Lee, DOPortrait

    Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Hobbies: Piano, boxing, hiking

    "I chose the Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program for my residency because I felt like I would not only get a strong training, but also a lot of support."

    Kliph Love, MDPortrait

    Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
    Professional Interests: Family Medicine & Public Health
    Hobbies: Mountain biking, chess, Netflix binging

    "I chose to do my residency here because it is a good program with lots of inpatient experience that is located in a beautiful area."

    Donna Mariano, MDPortrait

    Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Professional Interests: Women's Health

    "I was drawn to the strong Women's Health Program here at Spartanburg Regional. The residents and faculty were really nice as well. It's also a plus that there is an OB fellowship offered at this program."

    PortraitSean Mellon, MD

    Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
    Professional Interests: Sports medicine, primary care and rural medicine, global medicine
    Hobbies: Video games, computers and technology, trying new foods, traveling, kayaking and floating

    "When I came to Spartanburg and interviewed, I immediately felt welcome. Not only was I among colleagues but also family. I wanted a program to give me a broad exposure and solid education so that regardless of what I decide to further pursue, I would be prepared. Plus, to be honest, I love the area--hopefully planning to stick around." 

    Rachel Sigrest, MDPortrait

    Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Professional Interests: Health Policy, Public Health
    Hobbies: Biking, camping, music, jewelry-making, playing with her two miniature schnauzers (Sgt. Pepper & Penny Lane)

    "I felt most comfortable here during interview season, and I felt that I would get the best possible training here at Spartanburg Regional."

    Brian Williams, MDPortrait

    Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Professional Interests: Establishing a community based practice in the upstate of SC.
    Hobbies: Golf, hiking, boating, anything outdoors

    "Spartanburg Regional provides a community feel in a level one trauma hospital. The program is also unopposed providing its residents the educational atmosphere that leads to producing the most well-rounded Family Physicians."

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