Program Faculty



Dr. Jilian R. Sansbury, MD, FACP, FHM, Program Director

Jilian R. Sansbury, MD, FACP, Program Director

Dr. Jilian Sansbury is a hometown native of Myrtle Beach, born at Grand Strand Hospital! She graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College in Columbia, SC with Honors. She is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Charleston, SC. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and then returned to Grand Strand for her Chief Residency in 2015-2016. She has special interests in medical simulation, point-of-care ultrasound education, safety and quality initiatives, and palliative and geriatric care. She lives in Myrtle Beach with her husband, their two sons, along with their dog Macaroni (a Boston Terrier).


J. Vance Vandergriff, MD, Core Faculty

Dr. Vandergriff is board certified in family medicine and has had a private practice in the area since 2000. For the past several years, he has been actively involved in the outpatient ambulatory care rotation for the transitional year program. Dr. Vandergriff has a passion for providing quality care to his patients while following evidence-based medicine recommendations.


Bob Sheretz MD, Core Faculty

I have had a fulfilling career in academic medicine (Infectious Diseases) before transitioning to being a teaching hospitalist. My passion is stimulating the next generation of physicians by helping them to think about the why's and whats's of clinical decision making, and by taking them on bedside rounds to emphasize the value of patient interaction. Away from medicine, I enjoy staying active with pursuits like paddle boarding, spending time with my family, and indulging in sci-fi media.


Savannah Desmarais DO, Core Faculty

Dr. Desmarais completed her undergraduate education at Florida State University where she received a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She went to WVSOM for medical school and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Grand Strand Medical Center in 2020. Dr. Desmarais' interests include Resident and Physician Wellness and Quality Improvement. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and watching a good show or movie