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Published on March 05, 2018

Mayo Clinic-trained physician to lead Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

A Mayo Clinic-trained physician with nearly a decade of experience in medical residency programs has been named program director of the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Michael Malone will provide strategic leadership for the residency program, which offers three years of specialized training for newly graduated family medicine physicians.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Malone’s caliber step forward to lead the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program,” said Dr. Phil Dulberger, chief physician executive for Tidelands Health. “Our resident physicians will assuredly learn and grow under his tutelage, and – because he is joining our medical staff as a practicing physician – our patients will benefit, as well.”Dr. Michael Malone

Dr. Malone is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where he received his undergraduate degree in biology and health/nutrition. He completed his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and his family medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida. He also completed a fellowship in obstetrics at Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals in Ohio.

For the past eight years, Dr. Malone has been employed by the Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where he served as medical director and associate professor in the department of family and community medicine. At Penn State, Dr. Malone was active in resident teaching and held numerous roles with the Penn State Family Medicine Residency Program, including preceptor, faculty adviser and instructor.

In addition to his work in medical education, Dr. Malone has a strong interest in global health. He has served as a visiting professor with the Mountcrest University College of Medicine in Ghana, Africa, and as director of the Penn State College of Medicine global health clinical care and clinical education team for Ghana. He has supervised residents and medical students on multiple medical volunteer trips to the African nation.

Dr. Malone is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. He has authored numerous publications, including journal articles and book chapters, and has served as editor of four primary care manuals.

At Tidelands Health, Dr. Malone succeeds Dr. Terrence Steyer and Dr. Steven Meixel, who have provided interim leadership for the family medicine residency program. Dr. Meixel will continue to serve as core faculty for the program.

The residency program, which was developed with support from MUSC, provides three years of specialized training to newly graduated physicians. The program welcomed its first class of eight residents in 2017 and will welcome additional classes this year and next for a three-year complement of 24 residents. Both MUSC and Tidelands Health physicians serve as faculty for the program.

The program offers residents broad-based training in family medicine with an emphasis on leadership and work-life balance. The goal of the program is to help attract new doctors to the area because physicians tend to remain in the communities where they complete their residency.

Both program residents and core faculty members provide hands-on medical care at Tidelands Health Family Medicine, a family medicine practice located on Holmestown Road in Myrtle Beach.


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