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Our Physicians

Jeff Hall, MD
Jeff Hall graduated from the University of Florida School of Medicine in 2000 and completed Family Medicine residency in Oklahoma City in 2003.  Currently, he serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and directs the department’s Maternity Care curriculum.  He also supervises several of the School of Medicine’s global health projects, including the senior student international electives, the Traveler’s Health clinic, and a Global Health Fellowship program.  He holds a certificate of knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine (CTropMed) from the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and also the Certificate in Travel Health (CTH) from the International Society of Travel Medicine.  Dr. Hall has spent time living and working in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States.  He can order lunch in 4 languages, but is never sure exactly what ends up on his plate.  

Brian Keisler, MD
Dr. Keisler is board certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine.  He has served as a team physician for the athletes at the University of South Carolina and has been involved with the USC Student Health clinic.  He graduated from the USC School of Medicine in 2001 and completed Residency in Charlotte, NC in 2004.  Currently, Dr. Keisler directs the pre-doctoral curriculum for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and has participated in ongoing educational activities in tropical and travel medicine.  He has a particular interest in environmental and wilderness medicine. 

Helmut Albrecht, MD
Dr. Albrecht joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2006, where he is currently the Division Director and the Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine. Dr. Albrecht graduated medical school from the University of Hamburg, Germany in 1988.  He completed residencies in Internal Medicine as well as fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology at the University of Hamburg and Emory University.  Dr. Albrecht has considerable study experience as investigator, principal or coordinating investigator of multiple national and international trials since 1988. He holds a diploma for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is available for consultation of travelers returning with unusual illnesses.

Karen Springfield, RN
Karen Springfield has worked with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine/Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency since 1997.  She has coordinated immunization and supply for several years, and now additionally serves as a case manager for patients with diabetes and congestive heart failure.  She participated in a medical relief mission to Haiti following the earthquake in 2010.