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Andre Dyer, M.D.
Andre Dyer, M.D.
Class of 2016

Education: Medical University of South Carolina, MD, 2013 

Hometown:  May Penn, Jamaica

Hobbies and Interests:  Soccer, cooking, traveling and international medicine

Why I choose McLeod: "McLeod has an excellent repuation and is an unopposed program.  They offer a family atmosphere with heavy inpatient and procedural training."

 



Ashley Locklear-Batton, D.O.
Ashley Locklear-Batton, D.O.
Class of 2016

Education: Virginia College of Medicine, DO, 2013

Hometown: Pembroke, NC

Hobbies and Interests: Skiing, scrapbooking, shopping and spending time with family.

Why I Chose McLeod: "I chose McLeod because they offered strong inpatient training and a family oriented environment.  The attending and residents were very welcoming and willing to teach."



Bryan Howington, M.D.
Bryan Howington, M.D.
Class of 2016

Education: Brody School of Medicine at
                 East Carolina University, MD, 2013                 
                 University of North Carolina - Pembroke, BS, 2008

Hometown: Pembroke, North Carolina

Hobbies and Interests: Watching and playing sports, attending church, reading and spending time with his wife Brandi and daughter Braelyn.

Why I Chose McLeod: "I liked that McLeod was an unopposed program with hands on procedural training that offered plenty of exposure to both inpatient and outpatient care.  Florence is a great location that is close to my hometown and the beach."

 



Frankie White, M.D.
Frankie White, M.D.
Class of 2016

Education: Morehouse School of Medicine, MD
                 Georgia State University, BS

Hometown:  Guyana, South America

Hobbies and Interests:  Watching sports, playing music, tennis and spending time with his wife.

Why I Chose McLeod: "It is a well-balanced program with many opportunities for advanced procedural training and interdisciplinary studies."



Jason Heilemann, M.D.
Jason Heilemann, M.D.
Class of 2016

Education: University of South Carolina, MD, 2013

Hometown:  Clemson, South Carolina

Hobbies and Interests:  Talking, watching the news, playing video games, 80's hair band karaoke, eating cookies, and spending time with his lovely wife.

Why I Chose McLeod: "I am very interested in quality improvement and patient safety.  McLeod champions this cause.  I also see family medicine physicians as the leaders of healthcare, and Florence is a community that empowers residents to take on that role."



Leslie Pittman, M.D.
Leslie Pittman, M.D.
Class of 2016

Education: Mercer University School of Medicine, MD, 2013
Georgia College and State Unviersity, BS

Hometown: Brunswick, GA

Hobbies and Interests:  Spending time with family, swimming, sailing, sculpting and drawing

Why I Chose McLeod: "Two reasons: I loved the opportunity for variety that was available in an unopposed family medicine residency, and I enjoyed the people that I met on my first visit to Florence - residents, attendings, and everyone. The first impression has proven true, and I get to see patients of all ages with all conditions while working with people I like and respect."



Marcus Vaught, M.D.
Marcus Vaught, M.D.
Class of 2016

Education:  University of South Carolina, MD, 2012

Hometown: West Columbia, South Carolina

Hobbies and Interests:  Basketball, technology, ultrasound, football and spending time with his wife Stephanie.

Why I Chose McLeod:  Unopposed, procedures-focused, opportunity to care for and manage acutely and chroncially ill patients.



Ryan Connor, M.D.
Ryan Connor, M.D.
Class of 2016

Title: Chief Resident

Education: University of South Carolina, BS, 2008
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 2013 

Hometown: Florence, South Carolina

Hobbies and Interests: Gamecock Athletics, tennis, spending time with family, travel, medical mission trips, ultrasound guided procedures and primary care.

Why I Choose McLeod: "I chose McLeod because it was an unopposed program that allowed me to follow patients in the ICUs and care for high acuity patients.  I also was interested in the ultrasound curriculum and variety of procedural training." 



Brittney Bicksler, D.O.
Brittney Bicksler, D.O.
Class of 2017

Education: Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2014

Hometown: Stafford, Virginia

Hobbies and interests: Spending time with my husband and son, going to the beach, eating, reading and movies.

Why I chose McLeod: I wanted to feel like I was a part of a family during my Residency training. McLeod offers a challenging and unique Residency experience that you can mold and make it your own.

 



Gazelle Moharari, M.D.
Gazelle Moharari, M.D.
Class of 2017

Education: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, MD, 2014
Undergrad. University of West Georgia in Carrolton, GA

Hometown: Marietta, GA

Hobbies and Interests: Knitting, cooking, reading old novels/books.

Why I Chose McLeod: I chose McLeod because of the wide breadth of education I would be able to get here and because of the people already at the McLeod Family Medicine Program. I knew that this program would teach me the full scope of both outpatient and inpatient medicine; which is exactly what I wanted to become proficient in to be able to fully take care of my patients. All the Faculty, Residents and staff of the residency program and McLeod as a whole secured to work together well and had a community and camaraderie that I really liked when I came to interview. The combination of those two reasons brought me to McLeod.



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