Peter J. Neidenbach, M.D. , FAAD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Dept. of Dermatology
Medical Univ. of So. Carolina

Education and Licensure

1982-1986      Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C; B.S., Summa cum laude, Chemistry
1987-1991       Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.; Doctor of Medicine,
                      Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
1991-1992       Bowman Gray School of Medicine/North Carolina Baptist Hospital,
                      Winston-Salem,  N.C., Intern in Medicine/Pediatrics
1992-1995       Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., Dermatology
                      Residency Chief Resident in Dermatology (1994-1995)
                      Women's Dermatologic Society Fellowship (1995)

American Board of Dermatology
Diplomate - October 23,1995
Recertified - June 17, 2004

S.C. Board of Medical Examiners
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Dermatology

  • South Carolina Dermatology Association Secretary/Treasurer, 2004-2005, 2007-2008 President, 2008-2009

  • American Medical Association, Member

  • Christian Medical Dental Society

  • South Carolina Medical Association

  • Spartanburg County Medical Society Executive Committee, 1998-2000 Treasurer, 2000-2001

  • Piedmont Dermatological Society of S.C

  • American Society for Photodynamic Therapy

Hospital Appointments

1995 - Present - Spartanburg Regional Hospital, Spartanburg, S. C.
1998 - Present - Spartanburg Hospital Restorative Care, Spartanburg, S. C.
1995 - Present - Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, S. C.
1995 - Present - St. Lukes Hospital, Columbus, N.C.

Thomas C. Hokanson, P.A.-C.


1971 - 1972        Dartmouth Medical School Physician Assistant Program
1972 - 1974        Dermatology Training - Preceptorship Marie-Louise Johnson, M.D.
1964 - 1966        U.S. Navy Hospital Corps School Capital University, Columbiana, Ohio


1997 - Present  Partner, Westside Dermatology, Spartanburg, SC
1985 - 1997      Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, (Lahey Hitchcock Clinic) Bedford, New Hampshire
1972 - 1985      V.A. Hospital, White River Jct., VT

Career Accomplishments

  • Named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by Spartanburg Regional Hospital

  • Regional Family Practice Residency Program, 2002

  • Nominated Outstanding P.A. in America, 1997

  • Member Board of Governors, Lahey Hitchcock Clinic

  • Established Phototherapy Center

  • Instructor of P.A. and Medical students

  • Awarded for outstanding service to V.A. Hospital by Chief of Staff

  • Instructor Department of Community Medicine Dartmouth Medical School

  • Clinical photos published in the text "Clinical Dermatology" by Thomas Habif, M.D.

  • Created a Video Teaching Series for Medical Students

  • Awarded Navy Achievement Medal for Valor and Purple Heart for service in Vietnam


  • Certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants

  • Member. National Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

  • Member, South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

With over 30 years experience as a certified Physician Assistant in Dermatology, Tom comes to us from Manchester, N H, where he has served for 12 years with the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Lahey Hitchcock Clinic).
He is a graduate of the Dartmouth Medical School Physician Assistant Program and maintains certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physicians' Assistants.  Tom has special interest in Psoriasis Treatment and Patient Education.
He and his wife, Catherine, are members of the Central Church of Christ, where Tom serves as an Elder. His entire focus in life is to bring Glory to God.

Christine R. Bruner, M. D.


  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Winston-Salem, N.C., Medical Doctorate, May 2002

  • Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Cambridge, MA, Graduate studies in Religion and
    Literature, September 1996-May 1997

  • Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., B.A. with honors,
    magna cum laude, French Major with concentration in
    Premedical Studies, May 1996

    Residency Training

  • Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program,
    Houston, Texas, 2004-2006

  • Univ. of Texas-Houston Dept.. of Dermatology 2003

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 2002-2003

    Professional Experience

  • Preceptorship with Dr. Peter J. Neidenbach, 2010

  • Memorial Hermann Neighborhood Health Center,
    Houston, Texas Medical Director 2006-2009

  • Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program,
    Houston, Texas, 2006

  • Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Texas, 2006

    Licensure/Professional Organizations

  • S. C. Board of Medical Examiners, February 2011

  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine,
    July 2006-present

  • American Medical Association, Member

  • S.C. Medical Association, Member

  • S.C. Dermatological Association, Associate Member

    Community Service and Volunteer Activities

  • Board of Directors, First Presbyterian Church Weekday
    School, August 2010-present

  • Chair of Preschool Committee and Member of Weekly
    Programs at First Pres. Church, August 2010-present

  • Assisted with medical relief efforts for Katrina

  • Medical mission team member to Dominican Republic

  • Subcommittee Chair, Zeroderm Pigmentosum Fundraiser

  • Co-Founder & Group Leader Premedical Student
    Volunteer Program at Hemby Children’s Hospital

  • Member of UNICEF vaccination team and counselor in
    Family planning clinic in Yaounde, Cameroon, 1995

    Hobbies and Interest

  • Cooking, running, reading and spending time with family

Jian Wu, PA-C

Jian worked as primary care physician in his home Country of China, as Neurosurgery Physican
Assistant at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and most recently as Dermatology Physician Assistant
at Yale University Health Center.


  • Physician Assistant Program, Union College,
    Lincoln, Nebraska, B.S. Physician Assistant
    Graduated in 2005

  • Shandong Medical University, Jinan City, China
    M.D. Clinical Medicine, Graduated in 1992


  • 2008-2011 – Dermatology Physician Assistant,
    Dermatology Department, Yale University
    Health Center, New Haven, CT

  • 2005-2008 – Neurosurgery Physician Assistant
    Neurosurgery Department, Johns Hopkins
    Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • 1992-1998 - Primary Care Physician
    Medical Center of Xian Union University,
    Xian City, China


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Certified June 2004

  • Physician Assistant Certificate – Certified August 2005

    Honors and Awards

  • National Dean’s List

  • Dean’s Distinguished list, Union College, NE

  • Scholarship, St. Luke’s Hospital, Health Care Foundation

    Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Physican Assistant
    Member since 2004

    Special Interest

    Human aging, Publication: “Age-dependent changes in superoxide anion free radical level and activity of SOD and Cathepsin D in human fetus lung fibroblast cells”, Jian Wu,
    et al., Comprehensive Medicine of China. Vol. 6, p. 415-417, 1997.


  • Feet Care (03/2004) Foot Clinics in Day Watch Center, NE

  • Diabetes Screening (06/2004) Church’s Health Fair, NE