Dr. McElmurray grew up in Aiken, SC and graduated from Clemson University in 1978 and from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1981, completing his Family Medicine Residency in 1984. He then began his practice of medicine in the small town of Bluefield, VA, founding Bluefield Family Medicine. After meeting his wife, Mary Ann, there and starting his family, he followed his desire to teach and returned to South Carolina. In 1992 Dr. McElmurray joined the USC School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and its Rural Primary Care Education Project to establish a full service family practice clinic in a rural area in which graduate students of the health professions could train and experience the benefits and challenges of small town/rural medicine first hand. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. McElmurray has special medical interests in obstetrics, diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea.
2014 Student Educator of the Year, presented by the SC Academy of Family Physicians
2006 Outstanding Community Preceptor, presented by Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residents
2004 Carolina Cup Award for Excellence in Family & Preventive Medicine
1997 Excellence in Teaching Award, Class of ‘97 USC Medical Students
1991 Fellowship in Clinical Ethics, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
1984 Family Medicine Residency, Spartanburg
1981 Medical University of South Carolina, MD
1978 Clemson University, BS with highest honor
American Academy of Family Physicians-Diplomate
South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
Christian Medical and Dental Society
Consortium of Southeastern Hypertension Control
Dr. Shaffer grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2004 and from Harvard Medical School in Boston in 2009. Dr. Shaffer then moved south to Columbia, South Carolina where he completed his Family Medicine Residency at Richland Hospital in 2012. After residency, he felt called to international service and pursued a Global Health Fellowship with the USC School of Medicine. He worked in Tanzania, East Africa for over 2 years, first teaching doctors how to treat heart disease, and then running a large program for HIV patients. Eventually, he and his wife were ready to move closer to home. In 2015, Dr. Shaffer returned to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and now works in resident training, hospital care, and outpatient care at the John A Martin Primary Health Care Center. He is board certified in Family Medicine with special interests in obstetrics, pediatric obesity, natural family planning and international health.
Ashley Sirianni, DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Ashley Nicole Burton Sirianni has been a nurse practitioner at John A. Martin Primary Health Care since July 2016. She is originally from Anderson, SC. Dr. Sirianni earned her BS in Nursing from the University of South Carolina, College of Nursing. She worked at Palmetto Health Richland in PACU with both pediatrics and adults. She has also worked as a home health and hospice nurse serving both rural and urban areas. Since 2013, she has worked at South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid. Dr. Sirianni earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the USC College of Nursing in May 2016. Her passion for serving others she attributes to her parents. “Both her parents, throughout their careers as health care professionals, have actively participated in promoting healthy lifestyles, appropriate clinical interventions, and advocating for improved access to health care for all communities”. Their examples influenced her decision to practice in a rural community. Dr. Sirianni is and Instructor and Provider of American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS). She married her husband Cory in 2007. Together they have 2 dogs and 1 cat.
2008 University of South Carolina College of Nursing Academic Excellence and Leadership Award
2014 Palmetto Gold Graduate Student Award
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
USC College of Nursing Partnership Board
American Nurses Association
South Carolina Nurses Foundation
Sandy Kammermann, MS, EdS
Sandy Kammermann is a health educator and counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University. Then after teaching for several years received her Education Specialist Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. Ms. Kammermann was a faculty member in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine from 1992 to early 2016. In addition, she holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment in the Arnold School of Public Health. At the Martin Center she is the Education and Research Director providing education and counseling on topics of nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise. Ms. Kammermann supervises USC health professions student clinical rotations (medicine, nursing, public health, social work and pharmacy) through the Martin Center and is available along with the graduate students to provide health promotion programs in the community and for businesses.
2003 SCAAHE Health Education Professional of the Year
2016 SC Rural Health Award of Excellence