Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Elmore earned her bachelor’s in biology with honors from Lander College, Greenwood, SC in 1987, after which she entered the Medical University of South Carolina to earn her M.D. in 1991. She served her internship and residency until 1994 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC, where she was selected to serve as Chief Resident 1993-1994.
Board Certified in Family Medicine
1994-2003, Family Physician (Chair, Dept. of Family Practice 1998-1999), Kaua’i Medical Clinic, Lihue, HI
2005, Roving Locums Physician, Western Australia Medical Association, Perth, Australia
2005-2006, Kalaheo Medical Clinic in Kalaheo, HI, Esaki Family Practice Kapa’a, HI
2006-2007, Physician, Zuni Comprehensive Health Center, Indian Health Service, Zuni, NM
2006-2008, Cruise Ship Physician, Princess Cruise Lines and Quark Expeditions (polar tours)
2008, Locums Physician, Alaska Native Health System, Maniilaq Hospital in Kotzebue, AK, Mt Edgecumbe Hospital/ South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Sitka, AK, Juneau SEARHC, Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau, AK, Klawock SEARHC, Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock, AK, Indian/Public Health Service in Supai, AZ
2008-2013, Staff Physician, (Medical Director 2009-2011), Maniilaq Hospital, Kotzebue, AK
2012-2013, Physician, Balcones Woods Family Medicine in Austin, TX
2013-present, Staff Physician, University Health Services, The University of Texas at Austin
At UT, Dr. Elmore enjoys helping students learn to navigate the medical system and take control of their own health. She strives to help students become advocates for their health issues and to make wise health care choices. While she wishes she had a magic wand that could banish illness with a wave, instead she helps students stay healthy by emphasizing wellness & prevention.
Dr. Elmore loves to travel and has been to all seven continents. She has a special affinity for Norway as she has family there, and for Australia, as she lived there for more than two years. She loves to play outside, do yoga, swim, attend theater productions, and listen to live music. She rides her bike to work most days. Dr. Elmore loves to read and thinks about trying her hand at writing. She is also a filmmaker and enjoys watching films for inspiration. Look for her at ACL, SXSW and film festivals that come through town.