Trident Transitional Year Residency Program Faculty
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.
Robert Mallin , MD Family Medicine Residency Director
Dr. Mallin initially joined the department in 1998. In 2011 he left for a position as Chair of Clinical Medicine at The American University of Antigua. He returned in 2012, as a tenured professor and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Family Medicine. He is also the Program director of the Trident Family Medicine Residency. In addition to Family Medicine board certification he is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and in that capacity serves as a consultant to the MUSC Transplant Program.
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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