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Fellows Directory

First Year Fellows

Todd Gandy, M.D.
Residency: Carolina's Medical Center
Medical School: University of South Carolina
Angelina Somoracki, D.O./MPH
Residency: University of Florida
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nathan Hill, M.D.
Residency: University of Alabama - Birmingham
Medical School: University of Arkansas
Nina Thomas, M.D.
Residency: Tulane University
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Daniel Hynes, M.D.
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical School: Ross University

Second Year Fellows

Ben Bevill, M.D.
Residency: MUSC
Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Maroun Ghossein, M.D.
Residency: Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Brad Brasher, M.D.
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
Brad Petkovich, M.D.
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital
Medical School: University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Nick Fox, M.D.
Residency: Maine Medical Center
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University


Third Year Fellows

Haitham Al Ashry, M.B.B.Ch.
Residency: Creighton University
Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Branden Luna, D.O.
Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospitals
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Emerald Banas, M.D.
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Medical School: Cebu Institute of Medicine, Philippines
Mario Ponce, M.C.
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Medical School: Universidad
Peruana Cayetano Heredia Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado
Adam Kouns, M.D.
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
Medical School: University of Kentucky



The Pulmonary Department's Lung Force 5K Team "Airway to Heaven" was recognized for being the largest one in the race with 32 participants!


MUSC sarcoidosis clinic becomes the first clinic in the state to be recognized as a Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) and World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG) Sarcoidosis Clinic


MUSC named one of the first national Telehealth Centers of Excellence with HRSA grant

"As co-principal investigators on the award, Dr. Ford and Dr. Cristaldi will leverage the amazing work of our Center for Telehealth’s programs and MUSC’s scientific resources to focus on recommendations and solutions to universally complex telehealth barriers such as systems-level telehealth integration, provider engagement, open access networks, and rigorous financial evaluations".- Shawn Valenta


Upcoming Events

Sarcoidosis Support Group Event

Sunday, January 14th at 2:00pm

Hollings Cancer Center Room 120

Thursday, January 18th at 2:00pm

Hollings Cancer Center Room 120

*Valet parking and food will be available.


To RSVP please contact Katie Shoptaw
843-792-0373 or


April Is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month!

We will be having an awareness event

*Stay tuned for details on time, date, etc.


Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Event

March 2018

Hollings Cancer Center Room 120

*Valet parking will be available.

To RSVP please contact Katie Shoptaw