Family Medicine – Columbia

Family Medicine Faculty

Paul H. Bornemann, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Director of Family Medicine Resident Program
Residencies
National Capital Consortium Family Practice Residency Program, 2009

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2009


Biography


Dr. Paul Bornemann joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in October 2014. He also serves as the Associate Director for the Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Bornemann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Rutgers University and his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. He completed residency at the National Capital Consortium in Washington, DC and served 8 years in the United States Army prior to his appointment at USC. Dr. Bornemann is interested in point-of-care ultrasound training and research, behavioral health in primary care, and clinical decision-making processes.
Edward J. Mayeaux, Jr, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Education
Louisiana State University Medical Center-Baton R, MD, 1987

Residencies
Department of Family Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1990

Specialties
Family and Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications
Recertified; American Board of Family Practice, 2009
Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, 1990
Recertified; American Board of Family Practice, 2002
Morgan Adams, PharmD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine

Residency
University of Washington/HealthPoint Pharmacy, 2012

Board Certifications
American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)

Biography
Morgan Adams, PharmD, joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2016. Prior to her appointment, she served as a clinical pharmacist at the Advanced Heart Health Center at Palmetto Health.

Adams received her bachelor's degree in neuroscience at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh. She then completed her pharmacy residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Her areas of interest include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hepatitis C, heart failure and quality improvement.

Kari-Claudia Allen, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
William Anderson III, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
Medical University of South Carolina, MD, 1994

Residencies
Medical University of South Carolina, 1997

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice, 1997


Biography

Dr. William D. Anderson, III joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Anderson serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. Before his appointment to the University South Carolina School of Medicine, he was in private practice and owner of James Island Family Practice in Charleston, SC. Dr. Anderson also served as a volunteer faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Family Medicine. He completed his Family Practice Residency as well as received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Anderson completed post-baccalaureate coursework at the University of Passau in Germany. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors Program, Dr. Anderson received a bachelor of arts in German and a bachelor of science in biology. Dr. Anderson is particularly interested in practice management, Balint training and sports medicine.
Olabisi Badmus, MD, MPH Program Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
 
Residency
Pediatrics, University of Chicago
Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
 
Fellowship
Public Health Practice, New York City Department of Health
 
Specialty
Preventive Medicine
 
Board Certification
Preventive Medicine
 
Dr. Olabisi Badmus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Palmetto Health/USC Preventive Medicine Residency Program. 
 
Since joining the School of Medicine in 2015, she has previously served as the Medical Director of Student and Employee Health Services for the School of Medicine and the Assistant Director of the Preventive Residency Program.  Prior to her appointment to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Badmus was the lead medical consultant in the Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 
 
She completed her medical training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, internship in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago and her Preventive Medicine Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga along with earning a Master of Public Health degree. Following residency Dr. Badmus completed a Fellowship in Public Health Practice at the New York City Department of Health.

Dr. Badmus is board certified in Preventive Medicine.  Her special interests are in graduate medical education, women's health, population health, health disparities, and community health and wellness promotion.
 
Charles J. Carter Jr., MD Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 1999

Residencies
Palmetto Health Richland, 2002

Fellowships
Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2003

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2009
American Board of Family Medicine, 2002


Biography

Dr. Charles Carter joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2005. He also serves as the Residency Director for the Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Carter received his undergraduate and medical education in South Carolina. After completing a bachelor of science, cum laude, from Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, he earned a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, South Carolina, where he served as chief resident his final year. Dr. Carter served a medical editing and faculty development fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Before his appointment to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Carter was employed as a faculty family physician with the Atlanta Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Morrow, Georgia, and as a clinical assistant professor at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia. During his fellowship he was a family physician with Unity Healthcare, Inc. in Washington, D.C., and a clinical instructor with Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Dr. Carter is board certified in Family Medicine. He received the USC School of Medicine Distinguished Young Physician Alumni Award in 2008 and a Clinical Practice Teaching Award in 2012. His special interests are in migraine headache, obesity, congestive heart failure, evidence-based practice/information mastery, medical writing/editing, and graduate medical education.
Curt Elliott, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
David Greenhouse, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
Emory University, MD, 1989

Residencies
Richland Family Practice, 1992

Specialties
Family Medicine
Long Term Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 1992


Biography
Dr. David Greenhouse has been on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1992. He accepted an appointment with the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine after completing his residency at Richland Family Practice Residency, Columbia, South Carolina.

A graduate of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Greenhouse earned degrees in chemistry and Spanish, graduating summa cum laude. He received a doctor of medicine from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Dr. Greenhouse formerly served as the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine's Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education. Over the years his clinical work has shifted to the care of the elderly living in long-term care settings, and he now provides medical direction and attending coverage for more than 400 patients in skilled and assisted living facilities. He is board certified in family medicine and a certified medical director. 

The Director of Geriatric Education since 2001, Dr. Greenhouse developed a longitudinal geriatric curriculum for the family practice residency. Since the implementation of this curriculum, an average of two graduates each year have entered geriatric fellowship programs.
Jeffrey W. Hall, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
University of Florida, MD, 2000

Residencies
St. Anthony Family Practice, 2003

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2013
American Board of Family Medicine, 2003


Biography
Jeff Hall as served as an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine since 2008. He directs the department's Maternity Care curriculum, and also supervises several of the School of Medicine's global health projects, including the M-4 student international electives, the Traveler's Health clinic, and a Global Health Fellowship program. He holds a certificate of knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine (CTropMed) from the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and also the Certificate in Travel Health (CTH) from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Hall has spent time living and working in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States. He can order lunch in 4 languages, but is never sure exactly what ends up on his plate.

Dr. Hall graduated from the University of Florida School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City in 2003.
M. Garrett Helms, LISW-CPS Instructor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Specialties
Behavioral Health


Biography
Garrett Helms joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in August of 2010, with 14 years of experience as a therapist in the Columbia Area. Mr. Helms served as a clinician at Richland Springs, and Palmetto Health Psychiatric Services. While there, he served as: the primary therapist for adolescent partial hospitalization, Supervising therapist for Geriatric PHP, and was a therapist for Adult PHP. He was also the cognitive Behavioral Therapist for Intensive Outpatient, and served as the professional and Community liaison for Palmetto Health Psychiatric Services, as well.

Since leaving Palmetto Health, Mr. Helms has spent the last 12 years building a private practice, serving children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Mr. Helms specializes in treating trauma-related behavioral health issues, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, and affective disorders of all types. He also works with couples for the purposes of: relationship improvement, reconciliation, or divorce counseling.
Mark E. Humphrey, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Residencies
Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency, 2010
University of Louisville, TJ Samson Hospital Family Medicine Residency, 2008

Specialties
Family and Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2008
American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2010


Biography


Dr. Mark E. Humphrey joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in October 2013. Dr. Humphrey serves as the Medical Director for the USC/Palmetto Health Family Medicine Center. Before his appointment to the University South Carolina School of Medicine, he was serving as a medical and preventive medicine officer with the US Navy. During which included a humanitarian tour to the South Pacific.

He completed his Doctor of Medicine from Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine, in Dayton Ohio and his Family Medicine Residency from the University of Louisville’s community program in Glasgow Kentucky. As a result of his interest in global health and healthcare policy, Dr. Humphrey went on to complete his Preventive Medicine Residency and Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

A graduate of the University of Toledo, Dr. Humphrey received a bachelor of arts in Chemistry and a minor in Business Administration. Dr. Humphrey is particularly interested in population based quality improvement, community medicine, healthcare policy and global health.
Brian D. Keisler, MD Clerkship Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 2001

Residencies
Cabarrus Family Medicine Northeast Medical Center, 2004

Fellowships
Primary Care Sports Medicine - Palmetto Health Richland, 2005

Specialties
Family Medicine
Primary Care/Sports Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2014
American Board of Family Medicine - Sports Medicine, 2015


Biography

Dr. Brian Keisler joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2005 after completing a primary care sports medicine fellowship with Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, South Carolina. He completed a residency with Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency at Northeast Medical Center, Concord, North Carolina, serving as chief resident during his final year. 

Dr. Keisler has a special interest in education and has won several teaching awards. Currently, he serves as the Director of the third-year medical student Family Medicine clerkship. Dr. Keisler has served on various committees for both the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Palmetto Health Richland. 

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Keisler earned a bachelor of science in biology. He continued his medical education in Columbia, receiving a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. 

Dr. Keisler is board certified in family medicine. His special interests include medical student education, hypertension, diabetes and sports medicine.
Emily E. Krodel, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Residencies
Palmetto Health Richland-Family Medicine Residency Program, 2014

Fellowships
University of North Carolina-Primary Care Sports Medicine, 2015

Specialties
Family Medicine
Sports Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2015
Sports Medicine - Certificate of Added Qualifications, 2015


Biography


Dr. Emily Krodel joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in September 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN and her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Krodel completed her intern year in general surgery and is a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency program at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating residency, she completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Her interest areas include concussion management, tendinopathies and preventive medicine.
C. Scott Lamar, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, MD, 1991

Residencies
Palmetto Health Richland, 1994

Fellowships
Palmetto Health Richland, 2005

Specialties
Family Medicine
Geriatrics

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2006
American Board of Family Medicine, 2000
American Board of Family Medicine, 1994
American Board of Family Medicine - Geriatric Medicine, 2005


Biography


Dr. Scott Lamar has been on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1996. Before his appointment to the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, he served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. In 2005, Dr. Lamar completed a geriatric fellowship with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine/ Palmetto Health Richland. He later specialized in palliative and hospice medicine.

Over the years Dr. Lamar has participated in a number of medical relief and outreach teams in Central America. He is also a volunteer physician and clinical preceptor and the Columbia Free Medical Clinic. In 2002 his efforts were recognized with the School of Medicine’s Humanism in Medicine Award.

A graduate of Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, with a bachelor of science in zoology, Dr. Lamar earned a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed a family medicine resident with Palmetto Health Richland. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
J. Matthew Orr, PhD Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
Kansas State University, PhD, 2000

Specialties
Behavioral Health


Biography

Dr. Matthew Orr came to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2008 from Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia. In addition to serving as an assistant professor at Mercer University, he was Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Post-Masters' Certificate Program, Director of the Medical Family Therapy Fellowship, and the Marriage and Family Therapy Off-site Practicum Coordinator. 

Prior to his employment with Mercer University, Dr. Orr's professional experience includes a faculty position with the WestGate Training and Consultation Network Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He has also served as a marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor with various agencies, including the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. 

After receiving a bachelor of science in family and child sciences from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Dr. Orr earned a master of science in marriage and family therapy from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. He then obtained a doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist with special interests in ADHD, parent-child relationships, anxiety, stress reduction and the relaxation response, mindfulness, sport psychology and performance enhancement, brief solution-focused counseling in primary care, and he is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). 
 
Tan J. Platt, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
Columbia University, MD, 1973

Residencies
St. Joseph's Hospital, 1974

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 1976


Biography

Dr. Tan Platt has taught on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1986. An Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine, he previously served the department in a variety of roles, including vice chairman and Family Practice Center operations director. He is currently the department's director of administration and finance. 

Prior to his appointment with the School of Medicine, Dr. Platt's professional background included two years in the National Service Corp. in South Dakota and ten years in private practice in Cobleskill, New York. He currently serves as medical director of Epworth Children's Home and Babcock Center and several other community based programs that serve patients with developmental disabilities. In addition, he is the Medical Director to the South Carolina Medicaid Program and also the Chief Contracting Officer for the Education Trust of the School of Medicine. 

After receiving a bachelor of science in biology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Platt earned a doctor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. He completed his training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado. 

Dr. Platt has served on numerous committees, holding roles that have included president and board chairman of the South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine, a member of the admission committee of the USC School of Medicine, and vice president and president of the School of Medicine's Educational Trust. In addition, he is one of the two delegates to the AAFP from South Carolina. In 2011, he was chosen as the South Carolina Family Physician of the year.
Mark Shaffer, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
Harvard Medical School, MD, 2009

Residencies
Palmetto Health Richland-Family Medicine Residency Program, 2012

Fellowships
University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Global Health Fellowship, 2013

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2012


Biography


Dr. Shaffer graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston in 2009. Dr. Shaffer moved to Columbia, SC where he completed his Family Medicine Residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in 2012. After residency, he felt called to international service and pursued a Global Health Fellowship with the USC School of Medicine. He worked in Tanzania, East Africa for over 2 years, first teaching doctors how to treat heart disease and then running a large program for HIV patients. In 2015, Dr. Shaffer returned to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and enjoys training medical students and residents and services at the John A Martin Primary Health Care Center in Winnsboro, SC. He is board certified in Family Medicine with special interests in obstetrics, pediatric obesity, natural family planning and international health.
Scott M. Strayer, MD, MPH Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
VCU School of Medicine, MD, 1994

Residencies
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine, 1997

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2004


Biography

Dr. Strayer is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He completed his medical degree and residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, and completed a Master in Public Health at Saint Louis University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Strayer's areas of special expertise are: Family Medicine, including endoscopy (colonoscopy, EGD, flexible sigmoidoscopy), smoking cessation, obstetrics (prenatal), dermatology/skin lesions, vasectomy, patients of all ages. His research interests are Health Information Technology and Smoking cessation. Dr. Strayer cares for patients of all ages. He is an active Air Force reservist and father of two. Dr. Strayer focuses on helping patients change unhealthy behaviors and has special expertise in smoking cessation, weight loss and exercise. With additional surgical training, Dr. Strayer performs vasectomies and performs other minor in-office surgeries, including mole removals. He also provides colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer and EGD's for heartburn and dyspepsia symptoms. When he's not busy with family, Dr. Strayer spends time fly fishing in the region and enjoys flying remote control planes. Dr. Strayer welcomes new patients to his practice at University Specialty Clinics, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.
Andrew Vaughan, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Patricia W. Witherspoon, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
Medical Education
Pennsylvania State University, MD, 1992

Residencies
Palmetto Health Richland, 1995

Specialties
Family Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine, 2009
American Board of Family Medicine, 1995


Biography


Dr. Patricia Witherspoon received her undergraduate, graduate, and medical education in Pennsylvania. After obtaining a bachelor of arts in biology from Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, she received a master of science in biology from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. She earned a doctor of medicine from Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Witherspoon completed a family practice residency at Palmetto Health Richland, serving as chief resident in her final year.

In 1998 Dr. Witherspoon accepted an appointment with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine faculty, she was a staff physician for three years with Richland Primary Care Association, Columbia, South Carolina, with the National Health Services Corporation Loan Repayment Program. .

Dr. Witherspoon has served in a variety of roles throughout her tenure. Initially she was a member of the investigation team at the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center in the office of Rural Health Policy. She was a member of the South Carolina Cardiovascular Task Force, a subcommittee chair of the Tri-State Stroke Network. She is currently the interim Medical Director for the Family Medicine outpatient facility, the Director of Community Outreach and the Quality team. Her community appointments are the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, President - Elect and serves on several subcommittees. She is an active member of the South Carolina Medical Association and participates in the Doctor of the Day program at the South Carolina state legislature. She is a member of the volunteer physician work force at the Columbia Free Clinic and the Good Samaritan Clinic. Dr. Witherspoon is board certified (Diplomat) and a Fellow in Family Medicine. She has special interest in women's health, minority health issues, health disparities, diabetes care, community health and health care advocacy on a local and national level.
Zoë Foster, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine; Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School, MD, 2000

Residency:  Lancaster General Hospital, 2003
                University of Michigan Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2004

Specialties: Family Medicine; Primary Care Sports Medicine

Board Certifications:
                American Board of Family Medicine, family medicine.  2003, 2013
                American Board of Family Medicine, primary care sports medicine.  2004, 2014

Zoë Foster, MD, joined the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of South Carolina in 2019 as the program director for the primary care sports medicine fellowship. She currently sees patients at the Student Health Service and at the Family Medicine Center. She also serves as the team physician for USC women’s basketball.  Despite the fact that her office is decorated with a fair amount of maize and blue, she’s happy to support the garnet and black.