Chief Residents

Fun image of our current chief residents

Headshot of Dr. Ballis

Stephen Ballis, M.D.
Medical School:
Medical College of Georgia at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership
Undergraduate:
University of Georgia
Favorite thing about Charleston: The small city feel with big city perks. We get our sports, food + brews, and entertainment without all the hustle and bustle of a big city plus no high-rises obstructing the beautiful skyline views. Charleston is definitely a destination city, so you never have to convince friends or family to come spend some time at the beach. O yeah, super dog-friendly as well for all of us fur parents.
Why MUSC?
I thought MUSC was very unique in being a medium-sized program in an amazing city that serves as the primary referral center for the state. We have a good number of fellowship options (that continue to grow), so having the option to extend my training here was also a consideration. The family feel you get from all the faculty and residents was the cherry on top and made it a clear choice.
Post-residency plans: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Headshot of Dr. Rose

Holly Rose, M.D.
Medical School:
Indiana University
Undergraduate: Indiana University
Favorite thing about Charleston: Being able to step out the door from work into instant wellness- sunshine, beaches, shopping, all the food, and so many historical sites to see. I love not having to drive hours from work to find the fun! You can literally sign out from work at 5:30pm and hop on a sunset boat tour of the Charleston Harbor. Can’t get any better.
Why MUSC?  I was looking to specifically explore options outside of Indiana for residency training, and MUSC had that perfect mix of a medium-sized program, excellent training at a top-notch referral center, scholarly project and conference presentation opportunities, resident autonomy, and as I have come to realize, fabulous resident-faculty relationships and great camaraderie between residents of all classes. Plus the opportunity to live in Charleston was the icing on the cake!
Post-residency plans: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship