Kyle Benda, DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hi, I’m Kyle. I am from a small rural city in Iowa, and I completed my undergraduate education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. I moved to South Carolina after college to attend the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC) in Spartanburg, SC for my medical education, and I’m so excited to be able to complete my residency training here in Greenville! My interests in medicine include preventative medicine, underserved care as well as medical education. My hobbies include trying new restaurants, going to the movies and exploring all of the great things this city has to offer with my wife, Emma, my family and my friends.
I chose to complete my residency training here with GHS Family Medicine because it is such a great academic and learning environment. From the moment I walked through the doors, everybody was incredibly welcoming and treated me with kindness and respect. With the overwhelming support and guidance of the faculty, I am confident that this program will provide me with the best possible resources to become an excellent family physician and hopeful future medical educator!
Brittany Farrow, MD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Hi, I’m Brittany and I consider myself a local! My family moved to Greenville when I was young and I grew up mostly in Fountain Inn, SC. I attended Clemson University for my undergraduate degree and then the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville for medical school. My hobbies include spending time with my family, DIY projects and crafting, baking, hiking and watching college football.
I chose family medicine for the unique opportunities allowed by the field. In medical school I discovered a love for all patient populations and the ability to be “my doctor” to someone. I am especially interested in women’s health and continuity of care. I specifically chose GHS Family Medicine Residency because I already knew they were well equipped to train me to be a competent, compassionate physician. I felt strongly that I would be welcomed and supported from the very beginning. I also love the upstate and can’t think of a better gift than the opportunity to give back to the community that raised me!
Sarah Guess, MD
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Hi there, I’m Sarah and I grew up in Columbia, SC. I attended North Carolina State University for my undergraduate BS in Biomedical Engineering and minors in Tissue Engineering and Anthropology. I went on to attend the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for medical school. I chose family medicine after realizing my love for medicine both abroad and domestically. I served populations in rural Guatemala, and recognized the potential of the physician to impact the lives of the local community on a personal level, but also on a larger scale. While in medical school, my family medicine rotation demonstrated to me the ability of personal relationship with a patient to transcend social, racial, economic and cultural boundaries to intimately treat a patient in a unique way. I am interested in using these skills acquired as a family physician to reach the underserved populations of my community, state, country and world. I chose the GHS family because of the passion demonstrated by each of the faculty members and their desire to ensure the needs of every patient is met. Being in the city of Greenville, only served to add value to the program. Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, Frisbee golf, good food, painting, building things and movies.
Khalea Hayward, MD
Medical College of Georgia
I am Khalea. I grew up in Albany, Georgia. I went to Howard University in Washington, DC for undergrad and I went to medical school at Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta, Georgia. I completed a general surgery internship at MCG prior to coming to GHS. I chose family medicine because I want to be a primary care physician and provide care to patients of all ages. I want to have lifelong relationships with my patients. I also chose family medicine because it is a very diverse field that involves many different areas of medicine. I chose GHS because I felt it would be the best program to train me to be a well-rounded family physician. My medical interests include women’s health and maternal fetal health. Outside of medicine I enjoy traveling and exploring new places with my husband, cooking and watching Netflix.
Mark Micolucci, MD
Florida State University College of Medicine
Hi I’m Mark Micolucci! I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. I went to the University of Florida for college where I got my degree in Biochemistry. After college I made my way to the rival school and attended Florida State University for medical school (but I still root for the Gators)!
As much as I love Florida, I decided to come to Greenville for Family Medicine because my wife and I fell in love with the city here! I felt confident that learning in an academic center like GHS while still focusing on the wellbeing of the community would help turn me into the physician I hope to be. I also love that the program focuses on lifestyle medicine where we can help our patients live a happy and healthy life.
My interests outside of medicine include hiking, being outside, playing piano, cooking, watching football and basketball, and playing sports.
Brynlynn Pitt, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine
My name is Brynlynn Pitt. I am from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, a town just outside of Toronto. I earned my undergraduate degree in physiology from the University of Ottawa and my master’s degree in kinesiology from Brock University. For medical school, I attended St. George’s University School of Medicine, which afforded me the opportunity to travel while completing my studies: from England, to Grenada in the Caribbean, to Detroit, and back home to Canada. I was privileged through these travel experiences to gain exposure to a diversity of cultures, a variety of health care systems and settings, and different approaches to patient care.
I chose GHS Family Medicine because of the warmth of the staff, faculty, and residents; the emphasis on lifestyle and exercise as the cornerstones of high quality preventive medicine; and the vibrant, active city of Greenville itself. Outside of medicine, I am a runner and avid sports enthusiast, having competed in track & field for several club and collegiate teams. I also enjoy reading comics and listening to jazz.
Supriya Shah, MD
Alpert Medical School – Brown University
Hi! My name is Supriya, and I attended medical school in Providence, Rhode Island. Hoping to migrate to warmer weather, I found the GHS family medicine program. I fell in love with GHS Family Medicine because everyone was so incredibly friendly, inviting, and warm. Being interested in integrative medicine, I strongly valued the program’s focus on wellness and fitness, both for residents and the community.
The city of Greenville has many activities that I enjoy exploring, from hiking in the mountains, to a growing restaurant scene, to finding fresh, local produce from the extensive and accessible network of farms in the area. Some other favorites of mine include playing ultimate frisbee, and practicing yoga.