Residents and Program Leaders

Alumni

Caroline Astemborski, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina

College: Clemson University

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

When not at work you can find me: Downtown Greenville, but days off during the winter are spent at Sugar Mountain and days during the summer, Lake Keowee.

Favorite Place in GVL: Food - Pomegranate or Otto Izakaya, Drink - Vault & Vator, Brewery- Carolina Bauhaus, Place - West Village

Spirit Animal: Maggie, my eight year old yellow lab

Where is She Now: Medical Education & Technology Fellowship, Prisma Health Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina

Andrew Connor, DO

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Becket, Massachusetts

College: Augsburg College

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

When not at work you can find me: At Paris Mountain State Park hiking with my family, or riding my bike

Favorite Place in GVL: Hampton Station

Spirit Animal: Mountain Goat

Where is He Now: Critical Care Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon

Grace Dion, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

College: Clemson University

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina

When not at work you can find me: Sleeping, traveling, or camping

Favorite Place in GVL: Dave and Busters

Spirit Animal: Dog

Where is She Now: Ultrasound Fellowship, Prisma Health Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina

Will Manning, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Jericho, Vermont

College: St. Lawerence University

Medical School: University of Vermont

When not at work you can find me: Crushing some yard projects or at a minor league baseball game

Favorite Place in GVL: Fluor Field

Spirit Animal: Sloths seem to have things figured out

Where is He Now: Prisma Health Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina

Hunter Matthews, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

College: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

When not at work you can find me: Well, hopefully you can’t find me. I love getting out of cell phone range on the small trout streams of western North and South Carolina. I find that this time away from the pressures of residency is crucial to my mental wellness and is endlessly rejuvenating.

Favorite Place in GVL: Jones Gap State Park – I love heading out to this state park on my afternoons off. Just thirty minutes from the hospital you can find yourself in “the mountains,” surrounded by a clear freestone river full of beautiful wild trout and plenty of trails to hike with the pups.

Spirit Animal: Labrador retriever – highly energetic, always happy, food motivated

Where is He Now: Prisma Health Upstate at Oconee Memorial Campus in Oconee, South Carolina

Jacob Sexton, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Luverne, Alabama

College: Troy University

Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine

When not at work you can find me: Working in my backyard garden, riding my bike on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, or golfing on of the local courses

Favorite Place in GVL: Favorite date night with the wife at Spare Time!

Spirit Animal: Success Hawk!

Where is He Now: Sport Medicine Fellowship, University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama

Bijal Shah, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Nakuru, Kenya (now Atlanta, Georgia)

College: Georgia Tech

Medical School: Mercer University Savannah

When not at work you can find me: Casually riding bikes around downtown Greenville/Swamp Rabbit Trail

Favorite Place in GVL: Swamp Rabbit Trail, favorite restaurant: Sidewall Pizza

Spirit Animal: Elephant

Where is She Now: Prisma Health Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina

Abraham Tanga, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

College: Mercer University (Home of the Bears)

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

When not at work you can find me: Making my own salsa, dancing to live music on main, stuffing my face with Greenville's unlimited delectables, working up a sweat on my living room elliptical, perusing Home Depot’s nursery for neglected succulents, watching the Office for the millionth time.  

Favorite Place in GVL: The Cancer Survivor Bridge on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Best post bike/run cool down not to mention inspiration for post shift in the department.

Spirit Animal: Lemurs, because they quick to sidestep nonsense.

Where is He Now: Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia

Ben Theobald, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: South of Houston, Texas

College: University of South Alabama

Medical School: Vanderbilt University

When not at work you can find me: My wife and I intensely play board games and gently snuggle our two pups, Bentley and Guilia

Favorite Place in GVL: Pour Taproom and Cleveland Park

Spirit Animal: The Fox (what does it say?)

Where is He Now: Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina

David Wong, MD

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Sudbury, Massachusetts

College: American University

Medical School: University of Connecticut

When not at work you can find me: At home playing with my son, Jackie

Favorite Place in GVL: Fluor Field

Spirit Animal: Liger

Where is He Now: St Joseph's/Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia

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