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|Current DART Residents|
Ebele Compean, M.D. Third Year Resident (2017-2019)
Dr. Compean graduated with BA in Plan II Honors from University of Texas in Austin. She then graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2015 with her MD with Distinction in Education for her project with creating a study framework for struggling first year medical students. Her interests include PTSD, addiction, Child and Adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Compean plans to explore role of neuropeptide-Y and genetics in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder with comorbid alcohol use disorder treated with N-acetylcysteine (NAC). She is mentored by Drs. Mark Hamner and Zhewu Wang.
David Friedrich, M.D. Third year Resident (2017-2019)
Dr. Friedrich attended Cornell University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelors in Biological Engineering. He completed his undergraduate medical education at MUSC, where he completed his MD and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He continued at MUSC for his general adult psychiatry internship and residency training. Dr. Friedrich's current clinical and research interests include working with patients suffering from treatment resistant psychiatric illness. During the DART program, he will work to further optimize the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in treating patients with treatment resistant mood disorders or addictions. Dr. Friedrich is mentored by Dr. Gregory Sahlem and Dr. Baron Short.
Sarah Oros, M.D. Third year Resident (2017-2019)
Dr. Oros earned her BS in premedicine with a minor in psychology from the University of Dayton. She went on to graduate from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in 2014. She began a combined psychiatry- internal medicine residency at MUSC in 2014. Given her interest in combined care, Dr. Oros began thinking about topics that reached both fields. She then sought to develop a project that involved pain, addiction, and opioid use. Dr. Oros is also interested in collaborative care, outpatient medicine, women's health, and geriatrics. She is mentored by Drs. Robert Malcolm and Kelly Barth.
Dr. Lynneice Bowen, M.D. Fourth Year Resident (2016-2018)
Dr. Bowen graduated from Florida A&M University in 1998 with a BS in Chemistry. She taught high school science for many years before choosing to pursue a career in Medicine. She completed her undergraduate medical education at Morehouse School of Medicine before beginning her general psychiatry residency at MUSC. Dr. Bowen is interested in women’s mental health, social determinants of health, and studying legal climates regarding marijuana use. She is mentored by Dr. Aimee McRae-Clark.
Dr. Joseph Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. Fourth Year Resident (2016-2018)
Dr. Cheng concurrently received an MD from the College of Medicine and his PhD from the College of Graduate Studies for dissertation research in the laboratory of James Norris, PhD in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Prior to medical school, he earned an AB in Chemistry and AB in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College in 2001. He joined the psychiatry residency training program in 2014 after graduating from the MUSC Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Cheng's clinical and research interests broadly include forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, trauma and psychopharmacology. Drs. Gregg Dwyer and Mark Hamner are his DART mentors.
Leah Fryml, M.D. Fourth Year Resident (2016-2018)
Dr. Fryml earned her BS in Biology from Bob Jones University in 2009 and her MD in 2014 from MUSC. She began her psychiatry residency at MUSC in 2014. Cognizant of the existing gaps in available treatments that leave many patients symptomatic and unable to lead fulfilling lives in society, she sought out the mentorship of Drs. Mark George and Baron Short and worked on several projects with the Brain Stimulation Lab research group during medical school. Dr. Fryml hopes to pursue an academic medical career with a specific interest in brain stimulation for trauma-related disorders. She will conduct her DART research proposal, which involves the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in PTSD, under the mentorship of Drs. Lisa McTeague, Mark George, and Baron Short.