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."
Mrs. Russell is a Director with Webster Rogers Financial Advisors, LLC. She joined the McLeod Foundation Board as a Trustee in 2013. She is a McLeod Fellow and serves on the Grants Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, and Development Committee. Her hobbies include travel, opera, reading, theater, and community philanthropy.
Education: Medical University of South Carolina, MD 2014
Hometown: North Augusta, South Carolina
Hobbies and interests: Cooking, scrapbooking, reading and playing the guitar
Why I Chose McLeod: The McLeod Family Medicine Program combines the learning experiences of a big academic center with the one-on-one teaching experiences of a small hospital. After one month on the inpatient service, I am just amazed how comfortable the other Residents and myself are with treating patients. The attendings and upper level Residents are so knowledgeable. I learn so much every day. The McLeod Family Medicine program is a special one and I would make the decision to train here again and again.
Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO, 2014
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
Hobbies and interests: Classical singing, flower gardening, learning to cook new cuisines, wine testing, renewing my spirit at the beach.
Why I Chose McLeod: I am an Oregonian who moved to South Carolina in 2006. After the initial culture shock (there were not nearly as many office choices then!) the south grew on me. It has become my home. I worked as a physician assistant in Family and Emergency Medicine for more than a decade before returning to medical school to complete my education. I enjoyed the broad spectrum of training opportunities at McLeod and felt valued here as a non-traditional medical student and future Resident. All of the Residents were happy, something I did not witness at many other programs. The Hospital System is all inclusive, constantly updating with endless opportunities to be of service after Residency Graduation. The facilities are beautiful and well maintained. It helped that I had lived here in Florence previously, but ultimately I chose McLeod because I felt at home here.
Liz is a 1998 graduate of Broward Community College. She has a varied professional clinical background in orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, geriatrics, amputees, work related injuries, spinal cord, stroke patients, Kinesio Tape, and myofascial tissue release. Liz has been a member of the McLeod Sports Medicine team since 2008.
Mr. Owens is owner of Aiken & Company Real Estate and Insurance. He became a McLeod Foundation Board Trustee in 1996. When his term expired in 2009, he rolled off for a year and was reinstated in 2010. He serves on the Finance and Investment Committee and Governance Committee. His hobbies include playing golf, traveling, bird hunting, and visiting the beach. He is married to Cornelia, and they have one child.