Kerry Sease, MD
Pediatrics Program Director
Dr. Sease received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1998. She then completed her pediatric residency at the Greenville Health System in 2001. After residency, Dr. Sease completed a general academic pediatric fellowship with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, finishing in 2003. Dr. Sease returned to GHS as faculty with the Department of Pediatrics in July 2003. She received the outstanding faculty teaching award her first year on faculty and served as associate program director for the pediatric training program from 2005-2006 until she took over as the program director in 2006. Dr. Sease’s academic interests include resident education, advocacy and obesity.
Dr. Fuller received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA where he graduated in 1990. He completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN in 1993. After residency, he completed fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1996. From 1996-2004, Dr. Fuller practiced in Georgia and North Carolina. In 2004, he joined the internal medicine teaching faculty at GHS. He has served as an associate program director for the internal medicine residency since 2007, and became program director in October of 2011. In January, 2008 Dr. Fuller was appointed Vice Chairman for Faculty Development and Education for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Fuller’s academic interests include resident and student educational innovations, history of medicine, and faculty development.
Jon F. Lucas, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency
Director, Congenital Cardiac Imaging
Medical Director, Pediatric Echocardiography
Dr. Lucas received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his pediatric residency at Medical University of South Carolina and pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. In 2005, Dr. Lucas joined the faculty in the GHS Department of Pediatrics and was appointed associate director for the Pediatric Residency Program in 2010. He received the Residents Teaching Award in 2006. Dr. Lucas’ major clinical interests and responsibilities include Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT, Echocardiography, Fetal Echocardiography, and General Pediatric Cardiology.
Jennifer A. Hudson, MD
Pediatrics Associate Program Director
Dr. Hudson received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1997, where she graduated a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society. She completed her pediatric residency with GHS, receiving the Jackson Award as an intern and the Miracle Maker Award as a senior resident. Dr. Hudson then served as chief resident for the program and joined faculty as Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery in 2000. She was honored with the Matthews Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 2005. She has served as the associate program director for the pediatric residency at GHS since 2006. Dr. Hudson’s special academic interests include breastfeeding, environmental health, and residency curriculum design.
William F. Schmidt, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Children’s Hospital
Dr. Schmidt received his PhD in 1975 from the Duke University Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1976. He completed his Pediatric Residency with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After residency, Dr. Schmidt finished a pediatric hematology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania. In 1994, he completed the University of North Carolina Comphealth/Kron Scholars Program on Management in Health Care for Physician Executives. Since 1990, Dr. Schmidt has served as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, as well as the medical director for Children’s Hospital at GHS. Dr. Schmidt is a practicing pediatric hematologist-oncologist.
Peter Tilkemeier, MD
Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
Dr. Tilkemeier took the position of Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in June of 2014. Before coming to GHS, Dr. Tilkemeier was Vice Director of The Cardiovascular Institute at The Miriam and Newport Hospitals in Rhode Island, as well as Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He earned his B.M.S. and M.D. from Northwestern University and his M.M.M. from Carnegie- Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, Dr. Tilkemeier completed a clinical cardiology fellowship at Brown University and a research fellowship in medicine (nuclear cardiology) at Harvard University. He joined the faculty at Brown in 1987 and has ascended to the rank of professor. During his tenure at Brown, Dr. Tilkemeier amassed a national reputation as a clinical leader and accomplished academician. He serves on various editorial boards of prominent medical journals, and has been honored with numerous teaching awards and has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed publications.