Liz Discolo, MD
Dr. Elizabeth Discolo earned her BS in Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2006 and her MD from Loyola University Chicago in 2011. She trained in neurosurgery in Detroit before moving to Charleston to work in public health. She is currently receiving her Masters degree in Public Health and working for a global healthcare nonprofit, while also providing care and teaching students at St. Andrews.
Gilbert A. Boissonneault, PhD, PA-C
Gilbert A. Boissonneault, PhD, PA-C is a Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. Gil received his PhD in Nutrition from the University of Illinois in 1982 and his BHS in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky in 2001. He has taught in higher education since 1986. Since 2001 Gil has practiced as a clinical physician assistant in the areas of family medicine and occupational medicine.
Christopher Chillura, MSPAS, PA-C
Chris is currently a principal faculty member of the Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina. After graduating from the same program in 2007, he was soon employed by Roper Emergency Physicians Group functioning as the lead PA at Roper Northwoods Emergency Department, Roper Hospital Emergency Department and Roper Mount Pleasant Emergency Department. In January 2016 he made the transition into academia fulltime and continues to work part-time as an emergency medicine PA. Mr. Chillura is honored to be able to serve the community at St Andrew's Medical Clinic.
Kristen Cain is a physician assistant student at MUSC who serves as a co-coordinator for physician assistant student volunteers. She graduated from Furman University with a BS in Biology in 2016. Prior to beginning PA school in May, she volunteered as a medical assistant at a clinic in Honduras for 4 months and then worked as a patient care technician in Arlington, VA. She is passionate about caring for patients in her community who need it the most and plans to pursue a career in a medically underserved area upon graduation.
Brittany is a physician assistant student at MUSC who serves as a co-coordinator for physician assistant student volunteers. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Human, Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise and Spanish in 2016. Prior to beginning PA school in May at MUSC, she worked as an emergency room technician at Chesapeake Regional Hospital and she traveled to Nicaragua with a nonprofit organization working in mobile medical clinics. She believes that our purpose here on this Earth is to humbly care and serve each other because if someone doesn’t, then who will? She hopes to pursue a career in oncology and own three dogs on a plot of land in the middle of nowhere USA.
Andrea has 12 years rich experience in health care administration delivering optimal results and business values in high-growth environments. Key competencies in marketing strategy, revenue maximization, resource management, financial and administrative control in an increasingly competitive environment. A year ago, she had the urge to want to volunteer and give back to the community. She has found herself a home here at St. Andrews Medical Clinic providing leadership and creating a positive environment. She thrives in helping people through providing quality care for all. In her personal time you will find her running with her dog, playing tennis, or reading a good book.
Philip F. Burchett, MS
Philip has a varied background of professional experiences and interests - all open for discussion. I care deeply about universal access to primary and preventative health care, yet also about daily interactions and the meaning they impart on others. I have an educational background in education, engineering, and business, but that does not define who I am. What I have learned is that despite everything, the world - it will discourage you and create a wheel like a mouse would run on - powers along nicely with your conformity. Your default setting, whatever is your normal, is malleable. I am here because I choose to care about you, your concerns, and your health.