Selected from members of the graduating class, the “Chiefs” join our faculty as Assistant Program Directors and are essential to the success of our residency. They serve as liaisons between the residents and the faculty and have an important voice in program leadership. Ultimately, the Chiefs are a resource for our residents for both personal and professional concerns. Their office, located within the resident workroom, has an open door policy that keeps them in touch with resident needs.
Depending on their clinical interest, the Chiefs work as attendings in resident clinics, the newborn nursery and the general pediatric wards. This clinical work is balanced with all the ways they contribute to the residency – from developing the resident schedule, coordinating PTO requests, assisting with interview season, and leading the monthly M&M series.
Former chief residents have gone onto academic general pediatric positions (including medical student clerkship rotation director, associate residency program director, residency program director, teaching faculty in the inpatient and outpatient clinical areas, medical directorships of inpatient and outpatient clinical areas), private practice positions (including ownership and starting a new practice), and fellowship positions (GI, hematology-oncology, endocrinology, neonatology).
2018-2019 Assistant Program Directors
This year, our Assistant Program Directors are Dr. Ashtin Nix and Dr. Andreea Stoichita. Dr. Ashtin Nix joined our residency from the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine. She will be an attending in the Newborn Nursery and outpatient clinic primarily at North Greenville. She has a passion for newborn care and has done additional training in lactation support during her time in residency. Dr. Andreea Stoichita (pronounced, as she says “like Stoichiometry and Pizza”) came to the US from Romania at the age of 15. She did her training at the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in Columbia. Having first rotated here as a student, she has seen GHS pediatrics from all viewpoints and can attest to the flexibility and responsiveness of our program. She will be supervising residents in the Newborn Nursery and Center for Pediatric Medicine.