Program Director, Pediatric Residency
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 five occasions, the Paul V. Catalana, MD Exemplary Character Award, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2016. Dr. Grisham’s academic interests include resident education and mentorship.
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.
Russell C. Kolarik, M.D.
Program Director, Med-Peds Residency Program
Dr. Kolarik received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine where he graduated AOA in 1995. He then completed his Med-Peds residency at the University of Cincinnati in 1999. After residency, Dr. Kolarik undertook a general internal medicine faculty development fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and finished in 2001. He then served as associate program director for Med-Peds at UPMC until he took over as the Med-Peds program director in 2004. Dr. Kolarik received a faculty recognition award and was nominated for the Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2006 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Kolarik also created and led one of the only general academic Med-Peds fellowship programs in the nation. In July of 2008, Dr. Kolarik joined the faculty of the Greenville Health System as Med-Peds program director. Dr. Kolarik’s academic interests include resident education and career mentorship, care for young adults with special health care needs, and doctor-patient communication.
William F. Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Children’s Hospital
Dr. Schmidt received his PhD in 1975 from the Duke University Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1976. He completed his pediatric residency with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After residency, Dr. Schmidt finished a pediatric hematology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania. In 1994, he completed the University of North Carolina Comphealth/Kron Scholars Program on Management in Health Care for Physician Executives. Since 1990, Dr. Schmidt has served as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, as well as the medical director for Children’s Hospital at Greenville Health System. Dr. Schmidt is a practicing pediatric hematologist-oncologist.
Coordinator, Residency Program
Coordinator, Residency Program