Dr. Southard was born and raised near Atlanta, Georgia before moving to South Carolina for his undergraduate education. He completed his bachelor's degree in Pre-Medicine at Bob Jones University and his medical degree at Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Southard then moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to complete his residency in pediatrics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Arkansas Children’s Hospital. After residency, Dr. Southard moved back to the Lowcountry with his wife and son.
Dr. Southard especially loves taking care of newborns and establishing a relationship with patients and their families from the very beginning of life. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Southard enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with his wife and son.