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Family Medicine Residency: Class of 2020

Amar BhattiAmardeep Bhatti, MD

Email: abhatti@srhs.com
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Primary care, preventive medicine
Hobbies: Sports, traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends

"SRMC offers a wide range of training which you cannot find in many programs around the country.  Coupled with supportive faculty and residents Spartanburg Regional is a great fit for any resident desiring to practice full spectrum medicine."

Ashten CrosbyAshten Crosby, MD

Email: acrosby@srhs.com
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton Campus
Professional Interests: Osteopathic manipulation, obstetrics, women’s health, integrative medicine, rural medicine
Hobbies: Swimming, nature trails, cooking, Bollywood movies

"I choose Spartanburg Family Medicine Residency Program because of my desire to learn Osteopathic Medicine and love of Obstetrics in the practice of Family Medicine."

Ben StillmanBen Stillman, MD

Email: bstillman@srhs.com
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Preventive medicine, medical missions and osteopathic manipulative treatment
Hobbies: Enjoying time with my wife and dogs, watching sports, cooking

"I choose Spartanburg Regional because of the unopposed nature of the program and the well-rounded training.  I feel that this is the perfect environment to get an amazing medical education and training while providing a great community for my family."

Brittanie YoungBrittanie Young, MD

Email: brittanieyoung@yahoo.com
Medical School: PCOM-GA
Professional Interests: Obstetrics, emergency medicine
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, concerts and movies

"Everyone I spoke with was enthusiastic about their experiences.  It’s also an unopposed program in a large hospital system with an OB fellowship. What’s not to love?!"

Jake BaylessJake Hamilton Bayless, MD

Email: jake.bayless@lmunet.edu
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Performing procedures, OMT, rural medicine
Hobbies: Riding motorcycles and ATVs, working on engines and machining parts

"I wanted to be somewhere that I could feel like I was not only part of the team but feel like I was home.  During my visit, from the time I walked in the door, everyone was extremely inviting and took time to make me feel welcome."

Kristy AtkinsonKristy Atkinson, MD

Email: katkinson@vcom.edu
Medical School: VCOM - VA
Professional Interests: Sports medicine
Hobbies: Baking, water-skiing

"I chose Spartanburg Regional because I felt very welcome by both residents and faculty.  I knew that I would get great training with many opportunities, but would also feel at home."

Nwamaka OnyeoziliNwamaka Onyeozili, MD

Email: nwamaka.onyeozili@gmail.com
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Women’s health
Hobbies: Biking, running, DIY, cooking, reading, learning languages, road trips/traveling, crocheting/knitting.

"I was attracted to Spartanburg’s community feel (something I was looking for in a residency program).  I was also impressed by the residents and faculty that I met during my interview process."

Robert PalmRobby Palm, MD

Email: rpalm@srhs.com 
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Palliative care, sports medicine, public health
Hobbies: Hiking, swimming, traveling, music

"I liked that Spartanburg Regional has a friendly atmosphere and great faculty who are supportive, dedicated teachers.  I feel fortunate to be able to train in such a well-rounded program with lots of opportunities to serve the surrounding community."

Samantha DrewSamantha Drew, MD

Email: sldrew@gmail.com
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Women’s health, rural medicine, mental health, medical missions
Hobbies: Kayaking, board games, walking, rescuing animals, fitness, reading

"Although I was drawn to SRHS Family Medicine Residency for its strong emphasis on women’s health, I choose this program for its welcoming and supportive environment."

Sara KeppleSara Kepple, MD

Email: skepple@vcom.edu
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - VA
Professional Interests: Preventive medicine, nutrition
Hobbies: Equestrian, yoga, cooking

"I chose Spartanburg because it’s a well-established program with deep roots in the local community, and the large community hospital setting will provide a vigorous and rewarding experience."

Taraqul KhanTaraqul Khan, MD

Email: mkhan39@nyit.edu
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Preventive medicine, sports medicine, global health, OMT
Hobbies: Photography, reading, movies, spending time with family

"Spartanburg Regional felt like a home away from home.  All the faculty and staff were very friendly and approachable, the residents were like a family, and the program is unopposed which made Spartanburg an easy choice.  I feel I will be able to get the best training here to reach my goal at becoming a well-rounded physician."

Thu PhamThu Pham, MD

Email: phamta@acomedu.org
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Women’s health, emergency medicine, medical missions
Hobbies: Oil painting, cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends

"I chose SRHS for my residency training because of the great learning experience I had during my initial month of rotation.  SRHS FM not only has a very strong academic background, but it also is an outstanding unopposed program with great faculty and residents.  I believe SRHS FM will train me into a well-rounded physician and prepare me well to practice in any environment."

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