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Meet our Surgery Residents

2021

William Gazzola, DO University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Maine
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hobbies: Wood working, golf, disc golf, auto mechanics
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Great supporting staff that feels like family
 
Scott Holt, MD Mercer University School of Medicine
Medical School: Mercer School of Medicine
Fellowship interests: None
Hobbies: Family, golf, hunting
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Prepares you for post residency whether you want a fellowship or go straight into practice
 
Ashley Ludwig, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship interests: Surgical Critical Care
Hobbies: Running, fishing, boating with friends on the lake, watching football and hockey
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Resident camaraderie

2022

Cecily DuPree, DO Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, gardening, rock climbing, snowboarding, exercise
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: The number of different training sites and faculty, and the variety of available cases in which to participate 
 
Matthew Jones, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
 Fellowship interests: Trauma / Critical Care, Pediatric surgery
 Hobbies: Gains, guitar, golden retrievers
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Our resident team is amazing. Best friends in and out of the hospital. Great surgical autonomy with dedicated attendings
 
Sarah Talebagha, MD University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
 Fellowship interests: Vascular surgery
 Hobbies: Surgery (obviously), being with my friends/family. Singing/song writing, guitar
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Small program with great group of residents and staff
 
Candace Wulff, DO Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship interests: Vascular surgery
Hobbies: Hanging out with Duke (my dog), cooking, spending time in the sun
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Easiest question ever – my co-residents
 

2023

Jaron Butterfield, MD Description Oregon Health & Science University
Medical School: Oregon Health and Sciences University
 Fellowship interests: Pediatric surgery, Surgical Oncology
 Hobbies: Basketball, reading, cross-fit, carpentry
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Well-balanced daily schedule
 
Michael Gibbons, MD University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Fellowship interests: Vascular surgery
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, being outdoors, hanging with the dogs and family
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Early operative experience
 
Hanna Sams, MD Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine 
 Fellowship interests: Vascular surgery
 Hobbies: Paddleboarding, running, gardening, cooking with friends
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: the residents are a close-knit group
 
Michael Tichenor, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
Fellowship interests: Trauma / Critical Care
Hobbies: Sports, live music, video games
Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Great trauma experience, only one surgery fellow, residents are like a family
 

2024

Dylan Barnes, MD Saint Louis University SOM
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
 Fellowship interests: Colorectal surgery
 Hobbies: Napping, puzzles, family intern dinner, dancing
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Camaraderie of residents, early surgical experience
 
Annie Chu, MD University of Mississippi SOM
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Fellowship interests: Surgical Oncology
 Hobbies: Board game nights, playing my ocarina, gardening, Mexican dinner nights, netflix
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Early autonomy and close relationships with the attending physicians and fellow residents
 
James Conner, DO Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk COM
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Medicine
 Fellowship interests: Trauma, colorectal, vascular
 Hobbies: Traveling, concerns, playing with my dogs, and visiting new breweries
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: The close relationship between the residents and the faculty and early autonomy
 

2025

Chase Hoffman, MD University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Medical School: University of South Alabama
 Fellowship interests: Vascular surgery, Plastic surgery
 Hobbies: Video games, hanging out with friends, surgery
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: The familial atmosphere amongst the residents and faculty
 
Christopher Levy, MD University of Toledo College of Medicine
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
 Fellowship interests: Uncertain, possibly Minimally Invasive Surgery or Trauma surgery
 Hobbies: Sports, playing music, hiking, kayaking
  Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: The resident culture
 
Daniel Mason, DO Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Medical School: Midwestern University Arizona College of Medicine
 Fellowship interests: Vascular surgery, Rural surgery
 Hobbies: Running, hiking, soccer, snowboarding
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Environment, team, and location
 

Preliminary

Neelam Mulji, MD USC SOM Columbia
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
 Fellowship interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine surgery
 Hobbies: Painting, drawing, playing trivia, crossword puzzles, cycling, yoga
  Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: Camaraderie amongst residents. There is a strong bond and sense of friendship among this relatively small but mighty group of individuals. 
 
Adam Richardson, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship interests: Interventional Radiology
Hobbies: Fishing, running, soccer, working out, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with friends and family
 Favorite part of Prisma Health Residency: The faculty