Jason Ali, MD
Hi, I’m Jason. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I graduated from the University of Toronto, St. George in Canada and later attended Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. I’m interested primarily in preventative medicine, lifestyle as well as population medicine. I chose family medicine because I want to shift the current focus on specialized practice to preventing long-term sequelae of otherwise unmanaged chronic disease. Outside of medicine, I try (my best) to include exercise and cooking healthy meals into my schedule. The FM faculty at GHS are extremely dedicated to teaching, and there is plenty of support here, which helped push me to apply. And, Greenville is a quickly expanding city, with a small town vibe and plenty of things to do downtown, which is great. My other interests include basketball, game of thrones, music, yoga and reading when I can.
Ahsheema Bacchus, MD
I’m Ahsheema Bacchus, originally from Guyana, South America but moved to Florida many years ago. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS in Molecular and Microbiology. Then I attended Ross University School of Medicine on the beautiful island of Dominica. I chose Family Medicine because I wanted to provide compassionate and patient centered care. Being a Family Medicine physician allows for a trusting relationship with patients, which leads to better comprehensive care for a healthier tomorrow. I chose GHS because I was impressed with its above and beyond residency goals and continuous desire to improve. The faculty, residents, and staff are warm and welcoming. I wanted to stay in the South and Greenville provides the best of city life without the hassles. I enjoy the majestic mountains of Greenville. Outside of medicine, I enjoy farmer’s markets, festivals and cooking.
Megan Bradham, MD
Hi, I’m Megan and my hometown is Alexandria, VA. I attended Clemson University (Go Tigers!) for my undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of South Carolina SOM – Greenville. My hobbies include cooking, sewing, relaxing, and d I love hanging out with my friends, my husband, and my dog!
I chose family medicine because it is the best answer to the growing medical crises of impersonal visits, unnecessary expenses, growing silos of uncoordinated care, and lack of lifestyle integration. I truly believe it is the best way to take care of people- body, mind, and heart! GHS is incredibly forward-thinking and embraces this well! I chose Greenville because it is the perfect place to live! Everyone is friendly and there is a great charm and personality here! It’s small enough to get to know your community and big enough to have everything you need! The city is growing at a fast pace in a good direction.
Geevan George, MD
I’m a true Greenville native. Even though I’m originally from Huntsville, Alabama, I grew up in Greer, South Carolina (a city between Greenville and Spartanburg). I have seen Greenville grow from an old mill town into a vibrant city with tech startups, research universities and a community heavily invested in the health of its neighbors. I went to middle school and high school in town and then I attended undergrad at Bob Jones University. I decided to stay in town to attend medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, where I experienced a medical education that was absolutely incredible. During medical school, I became interested in population health and clinical informatics as another means of taking care of the community I grew up in and love. Family medicine is one of the most unique fields as it will prepare me to practice primary care in all ages groups and will also prepare me for the possible future with clinical informatics. Throughout my interview process, Greenville Health System was one of the only programs that integrates population health within the residency program. Having the resources of a large health care delivery system and faculty who are invested in growing my interests in a new field is rare. In addition, having a program that works alongside other residencies gives me experience to learn not just from family medicine physicians, but also from experts in many fields of complex disease, allowing me to broaden my comfort zone.
When I have free time, I enjoy spending it with family, friends and with my church family. I enjoy running on the Swamp Rabbit Trail or trail running at Lake Conestee. I hike many of the amazing parks in Greenville country (Table Rock, Pinnacle Mountain and Caesars Head, just to name a few). There are three large lakes in the county next door and I enjoy kayaking at Lake Jocassee. But overall what makes Greenville special is the people. I may be biased, but the people here don’t just show southern hospitality, they express true kindness to the neighbors around them. It truly is my privilege to be learning and serving the community I grew up in.
Yathavan Rajakulasingam, MD
I’m from Toronto, Ontario and attended the University of Toronto for undergrad. I attended the University of Limerick for medical school. Outside of medicine, I enjoy Powerlifting, watching and playing hockey (Go Leafs Go!), spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching movies.
I chose Family Medicine because of the long-lasting relationships we can develop. I truly enjoy the diversity of the patients and the holistic approach to patient care that family medicine offers. Moreover, the notion that a family physician can empower patients to take control of their health at the earliest opportunity influenced my decision to pursue family medicine. I chose this program because I was impressed with the program’s excellent academic reputation, the camaraderie amongst the faculty, residents, and staff, and the numerous opportunities to participate in sports medicine, lifestyle medicine, and research. Right from my first contact with the program, I felt welcomed and at home. Oh, and CFM’s proximity to the Life Center was an added bonus.
What you like about Greenville: I love how friendly everyone is in Greenville and how there’s always something to do and new places to explore. Coming from a big city like Toronto, I really enjoy how Greenville strikes the ideal balance of small-town-meets-big-city.
Emily Sherrard, MD
I grew up in Hopewell, NJ, a small town in central New Jersey, and I attended Duke University for my undergraduate education, where I was a member of the cross country and track teams. I went to Jefferson Medical College (now called Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University) in Philadelphia, following in the footsteps of my Mother and Grandfather, who were also my inspiration to pursue Family Medicine. After graduating from medical school in 2015, I deferred residency in order to compete in triathlons at the professional level, and after two seasons of racing I decided it was time to come back to medicine. I am thrilled to be in Greenville for my residency training, and am excited to be able to witness first hand all of the innovative and progressive things that are happening in the healthcare system, and how this will impact healthcare in the upstate and beyond. Greenville has an amazing group of core faculty members in Family Medicine, who are very devoted to teaching. The are also strong Lifestyle Medicine and Sports Medicine programs, which mesh well with my interests and future career pursuits. Outside of medicine I love spending time outdoors, running, hiking, and biking. I also love food and trying new restaurants, so living in Greenville has been awesome in allowing me to explore the outdoors and find new places to eat!
Jessica Sidhu, MD
Hi, I’m Jessica Sidhu. I’m from Vancouver, Canada and attended Simon Fraser University for undergrad and medical school at St. George’s University. In my free time, I enjoy martial arts, hiking, and trying new restaurants. I chose Family Medicine because of the continuity of care we provide patients and their families and the ability to incorporate preventative medicine into everyday practice. I chose this program because the family medicine program here at GHS has great academics and a great faculty that is passionate about teaching. Greenville itself is a beautiful place to live for young professionals with plenty of outdoor activities and delicious food. It is living in a vibrant city without having to deal with big city crowds!