Chief Residents

Dr. Laurel BranchLaurel Branch, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
Medical School: University of Mississippi
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin

Favorite things about Charleston: We love riding our bikes downtown, especially with our dog in the basket and stopping at one of Charleston’s awesome restaurants or breweries. It’s also hard to beat an afternoon at Sullivan’s Island or walking at Colonial Lake!
Career interests: Academic Gastroenterology
Why MUSC: The people are what makes this program so special. The size of our program allows for everyone to know each other personally and fosters a supportive training environment. I enjoy working at an academic medical center with plenty of opportunities for learning and research, but I love the residents and faculty that make up our team!

Dr. Jessica EnglishJessica English, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Undergraduate: Mercer University

Favorite things about Charleston: Enjoying outdoor activities year-round. I love going to the beach, kayaking in the rivers, bringing my dogs everywhere, and playing golf with my husband, to name a few. The incredible food scene all over Charleston is second to none.
Career/Research interests: Academic Rheumatology
Why MUSC? When searching for a residency, I looked for a place that would expose me to a variety of patients, disease processes, and specialties giving me a strong foundation in internal medicine. What stood out about MUSC is providing this foundation in a setting of extremely friendly residents and faculty, who are a second family to me now.

Dr. Nishant TrivediNishant Trivedi, M.D.
Chief Resident,VA Quality & Patient Safety
Medical School: University of Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Favorite things about Charleston: Being able to enjoy the outdoors year-round is by far my favorite thing about Charleston. When you can walk on the beach in 70 degree weather in January, what more can you want? I also love how it is such a dog friendly city; we really enjoy taking our dog to parks and breweries.
Career interests: Academic Hospital Medicine as a Clinician Educator
Why MUSC: The people! A cliché answer but absolutely the truth. I immediately felt at home in the environment at MUSC where everyone is so friendly and works together so well. The faculty and residents I've worked with have not let me down!

Dr. Cameron Wilhoit Cameron Wilhoit, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University

Favorite things about Charleston: Kind people, great restaurants, and year-round outdoor activities are my favorite things about Charleston. Whether it’s playing golf, fishing, or just lounging on the beach, there is always something to do outside.
Career interests: Academic Gastroenterology
Why MUSC: This program feels like a family. The faculty is supportive and will ensure you are on the path to accomplish your career goals. My co-residents were not just colleagues, but also lifelong friends.