The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Alia Sadek is a second-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville. Alia was born and raised in North Carolina and attended the University of South Carolina
where she completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Alia’s passion
for exercise and physical activity promotion transformed from her running career in high school to
becoming a competitive powerlifter and NSCA Certified Personal Trainer. Becoming a part of the UofSC
SOMG Medicine in Motion chapter, Alia is excited to further apply her passion for exercise to promote
exercise as medicine among fellow physicians, patients, and community members.
Madison Stanley is a second-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville. Madison is originally from Waldorf, Maryland and she attended Clemson University for her
undergraduate education. While there she developed a love for yoga, running, and intramural sports.
Madison is elated to be continuing the mission of Medicine in Motion at the UofSC SOMG, as she
believes that physical and mental wellness are essential pieces to holistic health for patients, physicians,
and the entire community.
Nathan Abdo is a second year medical student at USCSOMG. A native of Greenville, he received his
undergraduate education at Bob Jones University. Among his favorite activities are mountain biking,
hiking, and yoga. On a nice afternoon in Greenville, you’re likely to bump into him on the trails at Paris
Mountain getting a ride in. Nathan is passionate about forming a community around getting outside,
getting active, and pushing yourself to new heights every day. He is a firm believer that physicians must
be an example of striving toward a healthy, active lifestyle to do the job with integrity. He also values
the capacity of exercise and the outdoors to center us and put the stresses of life in perspective, seeking
out opportunities for exercise as a healthy coping mechanism.
Nick Beraho is a second-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville. Nick is originally from Irmo, SC where he grew up participating in multiple sports including
cross country, track, soccer and martial arts. He attended Wofford College and continued to play
intramural sports and soccer for the college’s club team while also teaching karate in Columbia, SC
during his summer breaks. He is excited to share his passion for teaching others about community
health and the multiple health benefits of exercise through Medicine in Motion at UofSC SOMG.