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Program Leadership

Dr. Victor Collier, MDVictor Collier, MD
Program Director
Residency: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Collier joined Grand Strand Medical Center in 2015. He has previously worked in academic medicine at Indiana University and most recently at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana where he served as an associate program director for the Internal Medicine residency program. Dr. Collier’s clinical responsibilities include supervising residents on the inpatient services and in the ambulatory clinic. Dr. Collier areas of interest include evidence-based medicine, cost-effective care, antimicrobial stewardship and patient safety. Outside of work, Dr. Collier enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and outdoor activities.


Dr. Vinod E. Nambudiri, MD

Vinod E. Nambudiri, MD, MBA
Associate Program Director
Residency: Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
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Dr. Nambudiri joined Grand Strand Medical Center in 2015 as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency program. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Dr. Nambudiri is passionate about medical education, leadership in healthcare and improving clinical quality and outcomes. He oversees the residency's research efforts and actively mentors several residents engaged in scholarly activities. His clinical responsibilities include precepting residents in the continuity clinic at Grand Strand Primary Care, as well as, on the inpatient teaching service at Grand Strand Medical Center. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Nambudiri enjoys traveling, all things Bollywood and spending time with friends and family.


Dr. Andrew Mangano, DO

Andrew Mangano, DO
Associate Program Director
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
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Dr. Mangano has worked as a hospitalist since 2010. He moved to Myrtle Beach to work at Grand Strand Medical Center in 2013. He has been helping to develop the residency program since the inception and currently leads the board review sessions for the residents. Dr. Mangano is the Vice Chief of Staff at Grand Strand Medical Center. He has a special interest in hospice and palliative care.


Becky Sterling

Becky Sterling
Program Coordinator

Becky has worked in medical education since 2002 and joined Grand Strand Medical Center in 2016. She and her husband moved to Myrtle Beach to escape the cold winters of western Pennsylvania. They are avid sports fans and enjoy spending weekends at the beach.


Dr. Brijal Patel, MD

Brijal Patel, MD
Ambulatory Medical Director
Residency: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
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Dr Patel joined our program and Grand Strand Primary Care in August 2015. She is an Ambulatory Clinic Director, whose clinical responsibilities include teaching and staffing our resident continuity clinic. She also provides comprehensive medical care through a team approach to her own patients. Her professional interests include teaching, supervision and leadership in residency training.


Core Faculty

Dr. Nino Balanchivadze, MD

Nino Balanchivadze, MD
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
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Dr. Balanchivadze joined Grand Strand Medical Center in July 2014. Her areas of interest include the art and science of clinical decision making, medical process improvement and medical student education. Her current clinical activities include medical ward attending duties at Grand Strand Medical Center. Dr. Balanchivadze directs "intern survival series" and co-directs medical student elective rotation from USC School of Medicine. She actively mentors and assists residents with poster presentations and various different projects.


Dr. Andrew Glover, MD

Andrew Glover, MD
Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA (Chief Resident)
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Dr. Andrew Glover is a Myrtle Beach native who returned to the area in 2014 after completing a Chief Resident year at the Medical College of Georgia. He works as a full-time hospitalist, spending the majority of his time in the hospital on the inpatient teaching service. He is the chair of the Program Evaluation and Clinical Competency Committees and has a keen interest in resident recruitment.


Dr. Dipali Sahoo, DO

Dipali Sahoo, DO
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
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Dr. Sahoo joined Grand Strand Medical Center in July 2013. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. She has worked as a hospitalist since 2010. Dr. Sahoo is serving her second year as Chair of Medicine and holds the Associate Medical Director role for the hospitalist group. Her passions are her patients, teaching and spending time with her son, husband and two miniature dachshunds.


Dr. Jilian Sansbury, MD

Jilian Sansbury, MD
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
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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, Robert, their son, Rhett, and their two dogs Lola (a Boston Terrier) and Booker (a Yellow Labrador).