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School of Medicine Greenville

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John F. Emerson, M.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Family Medicine
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 804-455-7800
Office: 877 W Faris Rd
Greenville SC 29605


Background: Dr. John F. Emerson is a board-certified Family Physician and serves as a core faculty member with the Family Medicine Residency Program. He is an Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine- Greenville. He serves as the Clerkship Director for the 3rd year Family Medicine clerkship and the 4th year Acting Internship as well as the Director of the 4th year Family Medicine Intensification Curriculum. He is also the faculty adviser for the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). He is originally a native of Brooksville, FL and completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL in 2005 where he also competed as a varsity athlete on the cross country, track and field, and swim teams. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of South Florida- Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL in 2011 and then moved to the Carolinas for his Family Medicine Residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC in 2014. He completed an Academic Development and Research Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in June of 2015. Since joining faculty, he has received the "Golden Peach Award" for excellence in 3rd year medical student education in the spring of 2016 and the Leonard Tow Humanism Award in spring of 2017. Interests in primary care medicine include innovative health care delivery, primary care research, research in medical student and resident education, global health, integrative medicine, and hospital medicine.
Teaching Interest(s): Inpatient Medicine, Chronic disease management, Outpatient Procedures, Lifestyle Medicine
Research Interest(s): Medical student education, Resident education, Healthcare delivery methods, Population Health, Lifestyle Medicine
Honors & Awards: Leonard Tow Humanism Award
Golden Peach Award
Charles E. Aucremann Excellence in Family Medicine Award
Stephen Klasko Dean's Leadership Scholarship Recipient
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Student Affairs Scholarship Recipient
Professional Affiliations: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians