Bios

Dr. Colleen Boylston

Dr. Colleen Boylston

Dr. Colleen Boylston attended the College of Charleston undergraduate and Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at MUSC and is the founder and owner of Sweetgrass Pediatrics. She spends her time off with her four children Madeleine, Joseph, Samuel, Jillian "Poppy" and her husband David.

Dr. Erin Balog

Dr. Erin Balog

Dr. Erin Balog grew up on the on the southern coast of Massachusetts in Scituate. She attended Bowdoin College in Maine and then the University of Vermont College of Medicine. After graduation from medical school, she entered her residency at the National Capital Consortium in Washington, DC and completed fourteen years as an active duty general pediatrician in United States Navy. She was stationed in Charleston from 2003-2006 and recently moved back to the area with her family. Her husband is a psychiatrist and they have three kids named Zachary, Alexandra, and Luke.

Dr. Sarah Bolen

Dr. Sarah Bolen attended Clemson University for her undergraduate studies. She completed her medical school training at the Medical University of South Carolina and pediatric residency at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to moving back to Charleston, she worked at a pediatric practice in Lexington, NC for two years.

Dr. Tory Caudle

Dr. Tory Caudle

Dr. Tory Caudle attended Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. She completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan. While in Indiana, Dr. Caudle enjoyed speaking at local high schools and middle schools about the importance of education in the medical field.

In her spare time, Dr. Caudle enjoys traveling, reading, working out and shopping.

Dr. Caitlin Cojocaru

Dr. Caitlin Cojocaru

Dr. Caitlin Cojocaru attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate studies.  She completed her medical school training and pediatrics residency at the Medical
University of South Carolina.

In her spare time Dr. Cojocaru and her husband, Razvan, love spending time their dogs Cheema and Rudy. She also enjoys yoga, traveling, gardening and paddle boarding.

Dr. Dino Copses

Dr. Dino Copses

Dr. Dino Copses completed his pediatric residency and medical school training at the Medical University of South Carolina. His wife Meg teaches English and Creative Writing at the College of Charleston. They have two children, Olive and Pano Luca.

Dr. Sumita Debroy

Dr. Sumita Debroy

Dr. Sumita Debroy was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended the University for undergraduate studies as well as medical school residency. Dr. Debroy is married to Dr. Ron Banik, who is a dentist with Carolina Family Dentistry. They have a son, Narendra "Neil".

Dr. Amy Dietrich

Dr. Amy Dietrich

Dr. Amy Dietrich grew up in a large family in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate studies and continued on at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Dr. Farrow DuRant

Dr. Farrow DuRant

Dr. Farrow DuRant grew up in Greenville, SC. She attended Wofford College for her undergraduate studies, and University of South Carolina School of Medicine for medical school. She completed her residency training at LSU New Orleans, where she served as Chief Resident. She is married to Robert and they have three children Harriet, Reese, and Counts.

Dr. Morgan Glass

Dr. Morgan Glass

Dr. Morgan Glass grew up in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. She attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate studies and then attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, and son, Garrison. Additionally, she is an avid shopper and loves going to the beach.

Dr. Kate Herwig

Dr. Kate Herwig

Dr. Kate Herwig was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN with her two younger sisters and her parents. She attended Macalester College in St. Paul where she studied biology, Spanish, and played NCAA basketball. She then spent a year doing research at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center before moving to Philadelphia, PA to attend medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Emily Johnson

Dr. Emily Johnson

Dr. Emily Johnson attended University of Louisville for her undergraduate studies. She completed her medical training and pediatric residency at University of Louisville School of Medicine. She has participated in many professional volunteer and service activities. Outside of work, Dr. Johnson enjoys walking her dog Clio, playing golf, yoga, traveling, University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Bengals football and Chicago Cubs baseball.

Dr. Casey King

Dr. Casey King

Dr. Casey King attended Clemson University for undergraduate studies. She went on to earn her Master's Degree from the Citadel in psychology. Dr. King completed medical school training and pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She and her husband, Will, are both from the Charleston area and have two children Whitfield and Miller.

Dr. Catherine Kramp

Dr. Catherine Kramp

Dr. Catherine Kramp attended the College of Charleston and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She graduated medical school at the University of South Carolina. She completed her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Lisa Lopez

Dr. Lisa Lopez

Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She completed her pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Lopez and her husband have two children, Diego and Emilio.

Dr. Benjamin Rodgers

Dr. Benjamin "Benjie" Rodgers

Dr. Benjamin Rodgers was raised in Moncks corner. He attended Clemson University prior to graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his pediatric residency at the sixth largest children's hospital in the country, Arkansas Children's Hospital. While in Little Rock, he met his future wife, Kelly Rodgers.

Dr. Kelly Rodgers

Dr. Kelly Rodgers

Dr. Kelly Rodgers grew up in Powder Springs, GA. She attended Berry College prior to graduating from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at the sixth largest children's hospital in the country, Arkansas Children's Hospital. She remained on staff at ACH while her husband completed his residency. She also practiced in Hazlet, NJ while the "Mister Dr. Rodgers" completed a sports medicine fellowship. She is the mother of three daughters Hannah, Ellie, and Amelia.

Dr. Shilpa Shah

Dr. Shilpa Shah

Dr. Shilpa Shah grew up in Anderson, SC and attended the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate studies. Dr. Shah completed her medical school training and pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Shah is married to Dr. Rahul Gupta, a local optometrist in Charleston. They have 2 children, Ayan and Sania.

Dr. Molly Slade

Dr. Molly Slade

Dr. Molly Slade was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. She then moved to Charleston to complete her undergraduate training at the College of Charleston. She completed her medical school training at the Medical University of South Carolina. She continued on with her residency training at MUSC where she served as Chief Resident. Molly and her husband, Hart, have a son and a sweet dog named Maggie.

Dr. Christina Tripp

Dr. Christina Tripp

Dr. Tripp is a graduate of Columbia College of South Carolina. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Following medical school, Dr. Tripp completed her residency at Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Tripp is married to her husband, Sam, who is a nurse anesthetist. They have three children, Annabelle Grace, Luke and Colin. Dr. Tripp enjoys running, and along with her husband, has competed in numerous distance races.

Other Medical Staff

Emily Calamann, CPNP

Emily Calamann, CPNP

Emily Calaman was born and raised in New Jersey. She first attended Bucknell University in Pennsylvania where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology. She went on to complete the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at MUSC.

Katie Ellis, DNP, APRN, CPNP

Katie Ellis, DNP, APRN, CPNP

Katie Ellis grew up in Charlotte, NC. She attended Georgia Southern University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
While working as a registered nurse, she earned a Doctorate of Pediatric Nursing Practice at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the NAPNAP.

Brandy Harris, APRN

Brandy Harris, APRN

Brandy Harris was born and raised in the small town of Aiken, SC. She attended College of Charleston for her undergraduate studies and then earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Kristen Jett, FNP-C

Kristen Jett, FNP-C

Kristen Jett was born and raised in Louisiana. She attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana where she earned her Bachelorette of Science in Nursing. She worked over 10 years as an ER nurse, including some travel nursing to California and Texas.

Sharon Kelly-Brown, CPNP

Sharon Kelly-Brown, CPNP

Sharon Kelly-Brown attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Sharon is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Margot Lally

Margot Lally, DNP

Margot attended the Universite’ de la Rochelle (La Rochelle, France)  French Immersion
Study Abroad.  She then attended and graduated from the College of Charleston
Bachelor of Arts and graduated Cum Laude.

Heather Lane, DNP

Heather Lane, DNP

Heather was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but grew up in Summerville, SC. She received her Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Nursing from MUSC. After graduation, she worked for 3 years in Hollywood, SC in rural pediatric healthcare before moving to Phoenix, AZ.

Brynne McHale, PNP

Brynne McHale, PNP

Brynne graduated from Clemson University with Baccalaureate of Nursing.  She
furthered her education at The Medical University of South Carolina where she received
her Master’s in Science of Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  While working on her
Master’s/PNP degree Brynne worked at MUSC Children’s hospital. Brynne and her
husband Alex love boating in the spare time. They also have a sweet dog named Scout.

Joan Tufts, CPNP

Joan Tufts, BSN, MSN, CPNP

Joan Tufts graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She received her MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and there certified as a PNP. She has practiced across several states during her journey with her husband, Adam, who is now retired from the United States Air Force. Joan brings a variety of experience with her. She has practiced in pediatrics, oncology, infectious disease, medical surgical and as a school nurse.

Counseling Staff

Elizabeth Meadows, LISW

Elizabeth Meadows, LISW

Elizabeth “Liz” Meadows attended Radford University where she received her Masters of Social Work. She has been practicing for twelve years with children and families. Additionally, she has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

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