Chief Residents


Dr. Garrett ColeGarrett Cole, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

Dr. Cole grew in up LaGrange, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia where he obtained a degree in Biology. He completed medical school at Mercer School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Cole plans on pursuing a career in gastroenterology after his year as chief resident, and he is currently involved in clinical research in cardiovascular complications of cirrhosis. His other academic interests include medical education and leadership development. 

Dr. Samiha KarimSamiha Karim, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

Dr. Samiha Karim was born in New York City, New York, but grew up in Greenville, Mississippi. She studied biology and Spanish at Emory University before pursuing medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is interested in healthcare disparities, and her research focuses on decreasing barriers for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and precision health. She plans on pursing a fellowship in rheumatology.  

Dr. Oliver MithoeferOliver Mithoefer, M.D.
Chief Resident, VA Quality & Patient Safety

Dr. Oliver Mithoefer was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but raised in Burlington, Vermont. Following a gap year in Tuscany, he moved to Boston and received a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University. After moving to Charleston In 2014, Dr. Mithoefer spent two years working as a research assistant in the Brain Stimulation Lab within MUSC's Institute of Psychiatry before pursuing medical school at MUSC.

Dr. Mithoefer plans to pursue a career in cardiology, and his current research projects are focused on clinical outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure.

Rosemary Moak, M.D.Rosemary Moak, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

Dr. Rosemary Moak was born and raised in Brookhaven, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Mississippi Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Biology/Chemistry. Upon graduation, she obtained a Masters degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and received her Doctor of Medicine from UMMC in 2020.

Dr. Moak plans to pursue a career in allergy/immunology and currently is focused on a quality improvement project regarding penicillin allergy delabeling in pregnant patients with the Departments of Allergy/Immunology and OBGYN at MUSC.