Where he was raised

Dr. Marler is originally from Durham, North Carolina, however he has lived in many places since his childhood-
New York City, London (England), Montreal (Canada), Los Angeles, Worcester (MA), Columbia (SC), and 
Greer (SC). 

What inspired him to become a doctor

In 1987 Dr. Marler was inspired to become a physician after volunteering a year with Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity in Calcutta, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal. On several occasions Mother Teresa met with the volunteers. The Sisters of Charity deeply inspired Dr. Marler with their example of Christian faith, charity, 
service and humility. 

His education background

Dr. Marler completed a B.A. in Communication Studies at S.U.N.Y, Plattsburgh, N.Y. He pursued undergraduate studies in Microbiology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His medical school training was at New York 
Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Dr. Marler completed residency in Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. 

His professional history

Dr. Marler moved to Columbia, SC, in 1999 to complete a 2 year National Health Service Corps (Public Health) commitment at Waverly Family Practice on Gervais Street (Eau Claire Cooperative). 

In 2001 he worked as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina Specialty Clinics, across from Richland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Marler's responsibilities at USC included teaching medical residents outpatient and inpatient care, as well as seeing private patients in the faculty practice. 

In 2003 Dr. Marler was commissioned by the State of South Carolina to update South Carolina's Dept. of Transportation (DOT) medical exam form used by thousands of commercial drivers in the State. 

He was a frequent guest physician on WIS-TV in 2001 on the Sunrise Show hosted by Judi Gatson. 

Dr. Marler worked as Medical Director of Longs Pharmacy in Columbia. He founded a solo practice in 
2003, Millbrook Internal Medicine. After 9 years he closed his practice and moved to the Upstate.

January 2013 he joined Piedmont Internal Medicine West (Mary Black Health System) in Spartanburg
South Carolina.  In 2014 he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at VCOM, precepting outpatient medicine
 to student doctors. In 2015 he joined Bon Secours Medical Group in Greenville, South Carolina at St. Francis Primary Care Downtown, and in 2017 Woodward Medical Center
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