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

Hometown: Pembroke, North Carolina

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

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

Hometown:  Guyana, South America

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

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

Hometown:  Clemson, South Carolina

Education: University of South Carolina, MD, 2013

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

Hometown: Brunswick, GA

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

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

Hometown: West Columbia, South Carolina

Education:  University of South Carolina, MD, 2012

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

Hometown: Florence, South Carolina

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

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.



Joseph Hoyle, M.D., MPH
Joseph Hoyle, M.D., MPH
Class of 2017

Education: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD 2014

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

Hobbies and interests: Swimming and Violin

Why I chose McLeod: I chose McLeod because of the community, excellence in quality of care and breath of professional development opportunities.



Lamar Ward, D.O.
Lamar Ward, D.O.
Class of 2017

Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2014
(GA Campus)

Hometown: Newman, GA

Hobbies and interests: Jogging, competitive sports, listening to music, eating

Why I chose McLeod: I chose McLeod because it is a place of opportunities. The Faculty and Residents are eager to offer procedural, traveling and teaching experiences. The Faculty is very approachable and helpful in helping one become the physician he/she wishes to become. The fact that McLeod is an unopposed program adds to the availability of responsibilities, which is helpful in assuming I am prepared once I finish the program. I am prepared once I finish the program. I feel confident that I will be able to practice anywhere competitively from rural to the inner city. Moreover, the Residents are common people with a pride for excellence who are easy going. Lastly, there is a good variety of pathology here. McLeod is like a gemstone hidden in Florence, SC. Unless you come here to experience it you may never know.



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