Meet Our Providers
expertise and comprehensive care that is unique to South Carolina

The Cancer Center at South Carolina Oncology Associates provides the highest level of clinical care and treatment to fight cancer. With experience dating back to the beginnings of oncology in our state, our 17 physicians are supported by a compassionate staff of oncology-certified nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, physicists, lab and diagnostic technicians, medical researchers, licensed social workers, therapists and financial counselors. Combined, our staff brings a level of expertise and comprehensive care that is unique to South Carolina.

Medical Oncologists

1
Mary Audrey Ackerman, MD
1
Phillip E. Baldwin, MD
1
Charles M. Butler, MD
     
1
Mohamed M. El Geneidy, MD
1
Anne S. Hutchison, MD
1
Fred J. Kudrik, MD
     

1
Steven M. Minter, DO

1
Chaudhry M. Mushtaq, MD, FACP
1
Robert E. Smith, Jr., MD
     
1
Scott R. Sommers, MD
1
Rudolph L. Wise, MD
 
     
 


Radiation Oncologists

1
Raleigh J. Boulware, MD, FACRO
1
William J. Neglia, MD
1
Bartlett J. Witherspoon, Jr., MD, FACRO
     
1
Ben W. Wright, MD, FACRO
   



GYN Oncologists

1
William M. Merritt, MD
1
James A. Williams, Jr., MD
 

 


Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

1
Garland Ames, FNP-BC
1
Amy Ballou, MSN, ACNP-BC
1
Gretchen Byars, APRN, ANP-BC
     
Kim
Kim Dewitt, ACNP-C
1
Shelly Goins, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
1
Nichole Hendry, PA-C
     
1
Ijan House, APRN, FNP-BC
1
Tonya Melton, APRN, FNP-BC
1
Ashley Miller, AOCNP, FNP-BC
     
1
Kitra Nichols, MSN, FNP-BC
1
Cheryl Suber, MSN, FNP-BC
 

 

 

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Mary Audrey Ackerman, MD

Undergraduate studies:
Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine Charleston, South Carolina

Internship/Residency:
Medical College of Pennsylvania Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Hematology/Oncology

Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina

Phillip E. Baldwin, MD

Undergraduate Studies:
Davidson College

Medical School:
The Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Of Wake Forrest University

Internship:
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Residency:
Brooke Army Medical Center
San Antonio, Texas

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC

Charles M. Butler, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Medical School:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, South Carolina

Internship:
Palmetto Health Richland

Columbia, South Carolina

Residency:
Palmetto Health Richland

Columbia, South Carolina

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Mohamed M. El Geneidy, MD

Medical School:
Alexandria University, Faculty of Medicine 
Alexandria, Egypt

Internship:
Saint Joseph Hospital/ Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Residency:
Saint Joseph Hospital/ Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

Ann S. Hutchison, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Medical School:
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Internship/Residency: 
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Hematology/Oncology Chief Fellow:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Fred J. Kudrik, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 
Cleveland Ohio

Internship/Residency: 
Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Steven M. Minter, DO

Undergraduate Studies: 
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

Medical School:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Old Westbury, New York

Internship/Residency: 
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Leland J. McElveen, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston South Carolina

Internship:
Bowman-Grey School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Residency:
Bowman-Grey School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

Chaudhry M. Mushtaq, MD, FACP

Medical School:
King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

Internship:
Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, New York

Residency:
Jamaica Hospital, New York, NY

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina 
Charleston, South Carolina

Robert E. Smith, Jr., MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
Erskine College
Due West, South Carolina

Medical School:
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Internship:
Dartmouth Hospitals
Hanover, New Hampshire

Residency:
Dartmouth Hospitals
Hanover, New Hampshire

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Dartmouth Hospitals 
Hanover, New Hampshire

Scott R. Sommers, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
Huntington University
Huntington, Indiana

Medical School:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Internship:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
University Hospitals / Case Medical Center Cleveland, Ohio

Rudolph L. Wise, MD

Undergraduate Studies:
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina 
Charleston, SC

Internship:
USC School of Medicine 
Columbia, SC

Residency:
USC School of Medicine
Columbia, SC

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship:
USC School of Medicine
Columbia, SC
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Raleigh J. Boulware, MD, FACRO

Undergraduate Studies:
Berea College
Berea, Kentucky
Haverford College
Haverford, Pennsylvania

Medical School:
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine 
Cleveland, Ohio

Internship:
Grady Memorial Hospital
Emory University 
Atlanta, Georgia

Residency:
Grady Memorial Hospital 
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

M.D. Anderson Hospital and

Tumor Institute at Houston

Houston, Texas

William J. Neglia, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, Tennessee

Medical School:
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

Internship/ Residency: 
William Beaumont Army Medical Center

El Paso, Texas

Residency:
The University of Texas 
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Bartlett J. Witherspoon, Jr., MD, FACRO

Undergraduate Studies:
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Internship:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Ben W. Wright, MD, FACRO

Undergraduate Studies:
University of South Carolina 
Columbia, SC

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Internship/Residency: 
Medical University of South Carolina 
Charleston, South Carolina

William M. Merritt, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
University of the South 
Sewanee, TN

Medical School:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC

Internship/ Residency: 
Greenville Hospital System 
Greenville, SC

Fellowship:
The University of Texas 
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Sidney Terrell Smith, MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
Clemson University 
Clemson, South Carolina

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Internship:
Richland Memorial Hospital, Department of Family Practice
Columbia, South Carolina

Residency:
O.B. GYN
Richland Memorial Hospital
Columbia, SC

Fellowship:
The University of Texas 
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

James A. Williams Jr., MD

Undergraduate Studies: 
Furman University 
Greenville, SC

Medical School:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine 
Columbia, South Carolina

Internship/Residency: 
Richland Memorial/USC School of Medicine 
Columbia, South Carolina

Fellowship:
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York