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Residency Program Faculty

We pride ourselves on our top-notch faculty. Each faculty member has a diverse array of special interests, from evidence-based-medicine to international missions to procedures. Several of our faculty have added certificates of qualification, including Geriatrics and Sports Medicine. Our adjunctive faculty is equally as committed to teaching and helping our residents grow in their knowledge.

GERARD C. JEBAILY, MDGERARD C. JEBAILY, MD

MRMC Residency Program Faculty

Title: Program Director
MUSC AHEC Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Florence)

Education
Clemson University, BS, 1969
Medical University of South Carolina, MD, 1973
Medical University of South Carolina, MHSA, 1991
MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program, 1976 
American Medical Director's Association, Certified Medical Director, 1995

Areas of Interest:  Sports Medicine, Cardiovascular Disorders, Geriatrics and Long Term Care

Awards and Achievements: Rural Health Educator Award, South Carolina Rural Health Association 
South Carolina Family Physician of the Year, BlueCross Blue Shield

Hobbies and Interests:  Saltwater fishing, storm chasing and weather photography, Middle Eastern cooking, reading great novels, music and spending time with family and friends.

ALLAN R. MACDONALD, MDALLAN R. MACDONALD, MD

Title: Associate Program Director, McLeod Family Medicine Residency 
Director of Maternal - Fetal Education
MUSC, AHEC, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, (Florence)

Education:  Williams College, BA 1979
University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1983
Rochester, New York (M.D.)
Jacob W. Holler Family Medicine Residency, 1986

Areas of Interest: Family Medicine Maternity Care, Medical Ethics, Children's Health

Awards and Achievements: Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice

Hobbies and Interests:  Boating, shooting sports, fitness training, and spending time with his wife Echo-Leigh

NACEME AZIZZADEH, DONACEME AZIZZADEH, DO

Title: Director of Program Operations
Director of Student Medical Education
Director of Residency Recruiting

Education:
University of South Carolina, BS
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus, DO
McLeod Family Medicine Residency, 2015

Areas of Interest:
Graduate Medical Education, Hospital Medicine, International Medicine, and Women’s Health

Awards and Achievements:
Chief Resident, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
Outstanding Resident of the Year, 2015
William H Hester Humanitarian Award, 2015
STFM 2015 Resident Teacher Award
SHE Outstanding Women of the Year of Health and Science, 2014

Hobbies and Interests:
International travel, current events, spending time with family & friends

RICHARD R. HOWELL, MDRICHARD R. HOWELL, MD

Title: MUSC, AHEC, Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Florence)
Director of Geriatric Medicine

Education
Franklin and Marshall College, BA
Medical College of Pennsylvania, MD
Geisinger Family Medicine Residency Program

 Areas of Interest: Geriatric Medicine, research, domestic and foreign mission work

Awards and Achievements: Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine.

Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, needlepoint, Penn State and Clemson athletics, golf, fast cars, tropical fish, and spending time with his wife Janet and their children, David, Ricky and Dana.

KELLY W. JONES, Pharm.D., BCPSKELLY W. JONES, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: MUSC AHEC Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Florence)
Director of Pharmacotherapy

Education
Medical University of South Carolina, 1988, Doctor of Pharmacy
Medical University of South Carolina, 1989, Fellowship in Family Medicine

Areas of Interest: Pharmacotherapy Evidence-based Medicine, Geriatrics, Medical Ethics

Hobbies and Interests: Family, songwriting and recording and spending time with his wife.

JOHN R. MATTHEIS, MDJOHN R. MATTHEIS, MD

Title: MUSC, AHEC, Assistant Professor Family Medicine (Florence)

Education: Luther College, BA 1987, University of Iowa, MS 1989
University of Iowa, MD 1996
McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program, 2000

Areas of Special Interest: Acute Care, Hospital Medicine, International Medicine

Awards and Achievements: McLeod Merit Award Recipient
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Hobbies and Interests:  Gardening and home-brewing

MARCUS VAUGHT, MDMARCUS VAUGHT, MD

Title: Director of Procedural Skills Education

Education:
University of South Carolina, B.Ar.Sc., Interdisciplinary Studies, 2008
University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Columbia, SC), MD, 2012
Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech SOM General Surgery Residency (Roanoke, VA) 2013
McLeod Family Medicine Residency 2016

Areas of Interest: Ultrasound, Graduate Medical Education, Endoscopy, Procedural Training (Central Lines, Thoracentesis, Paracentesis, Joint Injections, Office Surgery), Hospital Medicine, International Medical Missions

Awards and Achievements:
Chief Resident 2015-2016, McLeod Physician Leadership Academy graduate

Hobbies and Interests: guitar, traveling, technology, skiing, comedy, skydiving, Gamecock football, spending time with family

WALTER E. CONNOR, MDWALTER E. CONNOR, MD

Title: McLeod Family Medicine Residency MUSC, AHEC      
Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Florence)

Education
University of South Carolina, BS, 1980
University of South Carolina, MD, 1984
Baptist Memorial Hospital Family Practice Program, 1987

Areas of Special interests: Office and hospital procedures - endoscopy, central lines, PICC lines, thoracentesis, paracentesis, cardiac stress testing, Holter interpretation, bedside ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedures.

Awards and Achievements:
Vice Chief of Medical Staff, 2014-2015
Secretary, McLeod Medical Staff, 2012-2013
Chairman, McLeod Quality Outcomes Committee, 2012-2013
McLeod Merit Award, 2013
Fellow of American Academy of Family Practice, 1993
Past president and Board Memeber of South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine

Hobbies and Interests:  Two annual Medical Mission Trips to Honduras, spending time at the beach and Lake Marion with his wife Derinda.  Dr. Connor's son Ryan is a Family Medicine Resident at McLeod and his daughter Amanda is a RN in the McLeod Emergency Department.

BENJAMIN B. ELDER, MD, FAAPBENJAMIN B. ELDER, MD, FAAP

Title:  MUSC, AHEC Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Florence)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Education: College of Charleston, BA and BS, 1999
Medical University of South Carolina, MD, 2004
Medical Center of Central Georgia Pediatric Residency, 2007

Areas of Interest: Children's health, After Hours Clinic, breastfeeding education and promotion, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Awards and Achievements:  Resident Teaching Award: 7/2004, 7/2005, 8/2006, 4/2007 Oscar S. Spivey Child Advocacy Award 2007

Hobbies and Interests:  Being outdoors, grilling and cooking, and spending time with his wife Wendy and their three children: Aiden, Elliot, and Lauren.

FOCELL I. JACKSON-DOZIER, MDFOCELL I. JACKSON-DOZIER, MD

Dr. Focell Jackson-Dozier received her medical degree from the Medical Unviersity of South Carolina, Charleston.  She is a 1998 graduate of the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Jackson-Dozier iis board-certified in Family Medicine.  She is in practice at McLeod Family Practice Timmonsville. 

RICHARD E. MOHR, III, MDRICHARD E. MOHR, III, MD

Dr. Richard Mohr received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC.  He is a 2010 graduate of the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Mohr is board-certified in Family Medicine.  He is in practice at McLeod Family Medicine Health & Fitness.

 

BRITTANY RAINWATER, Psy.DBRITTANY RAINWATER, Psy.D

Title:
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Director of Behavioral Science, McLeod Family Medicine Center

Education:
Oral Roberts University, BA 2007
Regent University, Psy.D., 2014
WJB Dorn VAMC, Clinical Psychology Residency, 2015

Areas of Interest:
Integrated care, chronic pain management, short-term therapy, trauma and recovery

Interests:
Baking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Seth

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