Dr. Grisham received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007 where he was also inducted into AOA Honor Medical Society. During his residency at Greenville Health System, he received the Lily M. and G. D. Jackson Fund Award for Young Physician of Exceptional Promise, the Miracle Maker Award, and resident teaching awards. Upon completion of his pediatric residency in 2010, he served for one year as a chief resident and then as clinical faculty in both inpatient and outpatient general pediatrics, including some private practice experience. He has received the outstanding faculty teaching award on four occasions since graduating from residency as well as the Paul V. Catalana, MD Exemplary Character Award. Dr. Grisham’s academic interests include resident education and mentorship.
Dr. Dendy received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine in 2001 where she was awarded the Gerald I. Plitman Internal Medicine award and graduated as a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she received the Ambulatory Resident of the Year Award as a senior. After finishing residency in 2004, Dr. Dendy joined the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt, practicing both outpatient and inpatient internal medicine with the Hillsboro Medical Group at Vanderbilt. She joined the faculty of GHS in 2010 and became a core faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2013. During her time at GHS, she has been awarded the BEACON Award and the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award twice. Since 2015, Dr. Dendy has served as the M3 Clerkship Director for the Department of Medicine and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. She became Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2018.
Amanda G. Hartke, M.D. Ph.D.
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Dr. Hartke received her medical degree and her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2009. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Southwestern. After residency, she joined the faculty at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas where she received the Clinical Teaching Award for Core Clerkship Teachers from UT Southwestern. In 2014, Dr. Hartke returned home to South Carolina and joined the GHS faculty as a pediatric hospitalist. She has served as the M4 Pediatric Director for the USC School of Medicine Greenville since 2014 and is the faculty co-advisor for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Hartke’s academic interests include undergraduate and graduate medical education as well as pediatric hospital medicine.
Mark Krom, D.O.
Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Dr. Krom received his medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus in 2013. During his pediatric residency at Greenville Health System, he received the Miracle Maker award and medical student teaching award. He then completed one year as chief resident before joining the pediatric faculty. Dr. Krom also serves as the fourth year medical student course director for ambulatory pediatrics. His academic interests include medical education, physician wellness, and mentorship.
Dr. Clow is a hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Greenville Memorial Hospital and the University of South Carolina–Greenville. Dr. Clow completed his undergraduate medical training at the Ohio State University and his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has been active in teaching since joining GHS, including physical exam rounds and multiple lectures to both our medicine 3rd year clerks and medicine residents. He also serves as director for the hospitalist rotation for residents and as a master clinical teacher for the internal medicine residency program. He has served on the clinical competency committee as a physician mentor since 2016. His teaching interests include clinical decision-making, the physical exam, and ultrasound.
Dr. LaCroix received her MD degree from the University of South Carolina in 1986. She did a Pediatric internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then completed her Pediatric Residency at the Greenville Health System in 1989. After residency, Dr. LaCroix was in private Pediatric practice for 2 ½ years before leaving to do a fellowship at Emory University in Pediatric Infectious Disease. In 1995, Dr. LaCroix returned to Greenville to establish the Division of Infectious Disease at the Children’s Hospital and served as the Center for Pediatric Medicine associate clinic director for several years. In 2001 when the Med-Peds residency was created, Dr. Lacroix served a Co-program director of the residency until 2008. She is Pediatric Hospital Epidemiologist and was Vice Chair of Quality and Medical Staff Affairs for Pediatrics until 2017 when she became Medical Director of Children’s Hospital and Chair of Department of Pediatrics. Dr. LaCroix is still practicing Pediatric Infectious Disease at Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Tilkemeier took the position of Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in June of 2014. Before coming to GHS, Dr. Tilkemeier was Vice Director of The Cardiovascular Institute at The Miriam and Newport Hospitals in Rhode Island, as well as Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He earned his B.M.S. and M.D. from Northwestern University and his M.M.M. from Carnegie- Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, Dr. Tilkemeier completed a clinical cardiology fellowship at Brown University and a research fellowship in medicine (nuclear cardiology) at Harvard University. He joined the faculty at Brown in 1987 and has ascended to the rank of professor. During his tenure at Brown, Dr. Tilkemeier amassed a national reputation as a clinical leader and accomplished academician. He serves on various editorial boards of prominent medical journals, and has been honored with numerous teaching awards and has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed publications. Follow this link to read Dr. Tilkemeier’s Chairman’s Message to prospective applicants.