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Department of Family Medicine

Transitional Year Faculty

Joseph J. Benich, III, MD

Joseph J. Benich, III, MD - Transitional Year Program Director

Dr. Benich was born in Charleston, SC and attended college at Clemson University. JJ graduated from MUSC and completed the Trident/MUSC residency program serving as chief resident in 2008. During residency his research focused on the management of heart failure in the primary care setting. Clinical and research interests include cardiovascular disease, preventive care, and medical education. He joined our faculty as an assistant professor in July 2008 and primarily provides clinical care in our East Cooper University Family Medicine office.

Leonie Gordon, MD

Leonie Gordon, MD - MUSC Radiology Program Director

Dr. Leonie Gordon is a Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She received her medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and completed her nuclear medicine residency at MUSC before joining the faculty. She has been on the MUSC faculty for 30 years. She is the Director of Nuclear Medicine as well as the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director. She is also very active within the university serving on various educational leadership committees. Dr. Gordon is the recipient of a number of grant awards for research. She is active in education of both radiology residents and the medical students, having increased the membership of the medical student radiology interest group. She is the author of more than 50 publications and a frequent invited speaker.

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