WTFC names new Medical Director
Western Tidewater Free Clinic (WTFC) is pleased to announce Steven P. Greer, MD, FACP will join the Clinic as our new medical director! Dr. Greer brings his valuable medical expertise to us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of providing health care to uninsured, economically disadvantaged adults from across the Western Tidewater service area.
Dr. Greer is a native of Syracuse, NY and graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University in 1990. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Greer worked for the American Red Cross in New York as a medical technician and then as an associate scientist in diagnostics in Massachusetts. In 1997, he entered Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), graduating in 2001 as a doctor of medicine. He completed his post-graduate residency training in internal medicine at EVMS, serving as Chief Resident from 2004-2005 until relocating his family to Cape Carteret, NC when his wife received a change of station to Camp Lejeune. Dr. Greer practiced as an internal medicine physician for 5 years in North Carolina and for 3 more in Delaware, before returning to EVMS in 2013 as an assistant professor and hospitalist with Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Medical Group in the Department of Internal Medicine, working at Sentara Norfolk General.
Dr. Greer has been acknowledged in the medical community for his work, including being honored with the EVMS James P. Baker Award as the outstanding graduating resident in internal medicine in 2004 and receiving first place in Oral Presentation at the Virginia Chapter Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians. His experience and commitment to high-quality healthcare make him well suited to meeting the community’s underserved healthcare needs at WTFC. Dr. Greer joins the Clinic staff and volunteers who provided comprehensive health services to almost 1,400 distinct patients in 2016 in a record-breaking number of visits: 18,022. In addition to experience serving community healthcare needs prior to coming to WTFC, Dr. Greer has also been an active volunteer, including as a floor assistant in the emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital, as a clerical assistant to those with visual impairments, and as a youth sports coach.
Dr. Greer, his wife and their three children reside in Suffolk. Dr. Greer will begin his full-time responsibilities as the Clinic Medical Director this August.
“We feel fortunate Dr. Greer will be sharing his expertise with the patients we serve here at Western Tidewater Free Clinic. He will be a great addition to our Clinic team and believes in the mission of our staff and volunteers to provide our patients with the best medical care possible,” said Chet Hart, WTFC Executive Director.