Family Medicine – Columbia

Family Medicine Faculty

Paul H. Bornemann, MD Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine
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.
Kari-Claudia Allen, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine; Family Medicine Assistant Program Director
Jamee Steen, MD Associate Professor and Department Chair of Family and Preventive Medicine
Charles J. Carter Jr., MD Vice Chair of Academic Affairs Department of 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.
Morgan Rhodes, 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.

Tisha Boston, MD Vice Chair of Clinical Operations Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Curt Elliott, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine
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.
 
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 Associate 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.
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.
Mark Shaffer, MD Vice Chair of Quality Professor, 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.
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.