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Physician Bios

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Michael Barker, MD FAAP

Dr. Barker is a native of South Carolina and grew up in Rock Hill. He received his undergraduate degree from USC and his medical degree from USC School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Barker was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2002. He joined Palmetto Pediatrics in 2002. Dr. Barker and his wife Jackie have two sons, Andrew and Hugh. Dr. Barker's hobbies include golf, running, reading and movies.

Emilie Bartlett, MD FAAP

Dr. Bartlett is originally from Orangeburg, South Carolina. She is an honors graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Palmetto Richland in 2001, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. She practiced at Pediatric Associates in Columbia until 2006 when she joined Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Bartlett is married and has two children. She enjoys friends, family, tennis and running.


Barry W Cabiness, MD FAAP

Dr Cabiness is a native of Shelby, N.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University. He graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school honor society. He served as chief resident of pediatrics and is board certified in pediatrics. Dr Cabiness is married to Gennie and has a daughter, Gracen, and two sons, Brooks and Ivan. He serves as a Deacon in his church, enjoys time with his family, golf, and Clemson football.

Jim Dewar, MD FAAP

Jim Dewar was born in Yakima, Washington and moved to South Carolina where he went to Irmo High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his pediatric residency at Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital in Columbia. He then moved to Flagstaff, Arizona where he practiced pediatrics prior to returning to South Carolina. He joined Palmetto Pediatrics in 2003. Dr. Dewar is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In his free time, Dr. Dewar enjoys playing tennis, hiking and playing the piano. He is married to Melanie and has a son and three daughters.

Deborah M Greenhouse, MD FAAP

Dr Deborah M Greenhouse is a native of Rockaway, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University. She received her medical degree from Emory University in 1989 and completed her pediatrics residency at Richland Memorial Hospital in 1992. She joined Palmetto Pediatrics in 1992 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also a member and past chairperson of the Richland 2 School District Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Greenhouse enjoys spending time with her husband David and daughters Alyssa and Hannah. She also enjoys, tennis, hiking and relaxing with a good book.

Sarah Grooms, MD FAAP

Dr. Sarah Grooms is a native of Gainesville, Ga. She received her undergraduate degree from North Georgia College. She received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1991. She completed her pediatrics residency at Richland Memorial Hospital in 1994. She was a Fellow in Pediatric Hematology-oncology at the Children's Center fro Cancer and Blood Disorders from 1994 to 1996. She joined Palmetto Pediatrics in 1996 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Grooms is married to Fred Grooms. She enjoys church activities, working with youth groups, reading and gardening. Dr. Grooms is the proud mother of Abigail and Eric.


Nada J Hamzy, MD FAAP

Dr. Nada Hamzy is a native of Lebanon. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the American University in Beirut in 1992. She finished her residency in pediatrics at Richland Memorial Hospital in 1997. She joined Palmetto Pediatrics in 1998. Dr. Hamzy is married to Rabih Hamzy who is a civil engineer. She enjoys swimming, gardening, reading and traveling. Dr. Hamzy is the proud mother of twins Maya and Matthew.

Sonya Head, MD FAAP

Dr. Sonya Head was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina-Aiken with a BS in Chemistry in 1994. Dr. Head attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and graduated in 1998. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics in 2001 at Palmetto Health Richland. She entered private practice in July 2001 at Southside Pediatrics of Aiken LLC. She is married to William Head and has two daughters. In her spare time, Dr. Head enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.


Lloyd Kapp, MD FAAP

Dr. Kapp is a native of Columbia. He received his BA from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN in May of 1993. He received his MD from USC School of Medicine in 1999. Dr. Kapp completed his pediatric residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial in June of 2002. He joined Palmetto Pediatrics in July 2002. Dr. Kapp is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is married to Jill Kapp and has two daughters, Mason and Suzanne. Dr. Kapp spends his free time enjoying basketball, golf and snow skiing.


Kiersten Lofton, MD, FAAP

We welcome Kiersten Lofton, MD, FAAP! She will be joining our Clemson Road office as of 03/17. The addition of this new physician will greatly improve appointment access at the Clemson Road location. Dr. Lofton completed her residency training through MUSC in 2006 and has been working at Eau Claire Pediatrics in Five Points.


Catherine Miller, M.D. FAAP

Dr. Miller is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Richland Memorial Hospital in 1998. She practiced at Pediatric Associates in Columbia until 2000 when she joined Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Miller is married to Chris and has two children, Jordan and Shelby. She enjoys reading and watersports.


Melissa Mills , M.D. FAAP

Dr. Mills received her undergraduate degree from Furman. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She performed her residency at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Dr.Mills is a Columbia native. She is maried to her husband Tim. They have two sons. She enjoys family, baking, hiking/camping, and travel.

Kay L Moore, MD FAAP

Dr. Kay Moore is a native of Camden, SC and received her undergraduate degree from the University of SC. She received her medical degree from the University of SC in 1986 and completed her residency in pediatrics at Richland Memorial Hospital in 1989. From 1989 to 1990 Dr. Moore worked with Palmetto Neonatal Associates at Lexington Medical Center. In 1990 she practiced general pediatrics in Greenwood SC. In 1991 she returned to practice part time with Palmetto pediatrics and also to help establish the Pediatric Emergency Room at Richland Memorial Hospital. In 1993 Dr. Moore joined Palmetto pediatrics full time. Dr. Moore and her husband Larry enjoy music, reading and renovating their old home in Shandon.

William B. Painter, MD FAAP

Dr. Painter is a native of Spartanburg, SC. He received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College and his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Richland Memorial Hospital in 2001. He worked for Palmetto Pediatrics from 2001-2002 and worked for Southside Pediatrics in Aiken, SC from 2002-2004. He is board certified in pediatrics. He is married to Dr. Lauren Painter, who is a board certified OB/GYN and works for Women's Physician Associates here in Columbia. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his wife and their two sons and daughter and their two labrador retrievers, playing golf and watching sports.


Naren Shenoy, MD, FAAP

Dr. Shenoy is a native of Beaufort, SC. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of SC, Honor's College and pursued his MD from the Medical University of SC in Charleston. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Palmetto Health Richland in 2008. He is board certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Shenoy enjoys all Gamecock and 49ers football, playing guitar, comic books, poker, and exercise/fitness training.

Richard Shrouds, MD FAAP

Dr. Shrouds is a native of Baltimore, MD and was raised in Columbia. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston and his MD from the Medical University of SC in Charleston. Dr. Shrouds completed his residency at Michigan State University / Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and was the chief resident of pediatrics in his last year. Dr. Shrouds is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Shrouds joined Palmetto Pediatrics in November 2002. He is married to Sara Shrouds and has two daughters and a son. Dr. Shrouds' hobbies include golf, softball and weight training.

Jennifer Soroos, MD FAAP

Dr. Soroos is a native of Madison , Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2000. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO in 2003. Dr. Soroos has been practicing Pediatrics in Columbia since completion of residency and joined Palmetto Pediatrics & Adolescent Clinic in 2007. She is board certified with the American Academy of Pediatrics and a fellow of the AAP. Dr. Soroos is married to Dr. Jason Stacy, a sports medicine physician for the USC Gamecocks. They have one son, Jack and one daughter, Juliana. Dr. Soroos enjoys spending time with her family, baking, traveling and Gamecock and Packer football.