department of anesthesia and Perioperative medicine

Meet our Chiefs

Academic Year 2013-2014

      Brystol Henderson grew up in Sumter, South Carolina.  After high school, she moved to Columbia, SC to attend the University of South Carolina where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.  It was there that she met her husband, Josh. They stayed in Columbia while she attended medical school  (USC SOM Class of 2010) and he law school before moving down to Charleston for her residency.  They currently live in Mount Pleasant with their two dogs.  When the Hendersons are not working they love spending time outdoors, particularly at the local beaches, and enjoy exploring all of the great restaurants that Charleston has to offer. They also love to travel, and do so whenever time allows.  Every year Brystol and her husband look forward to football season, where they spend most weekends back in Columbia cheering on the USC gamecocks!

      Brystol's professional interests include international medicine, and she looks forward to traveling to Mwanza in the spring for the elective rotation in Africa. She has also developed a strong interest in cardiothoracic anesthesia. After residency, Brystol plans to continue her training with the CT Anesthesia Fellowship program here at MUSC. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time spent at the Medical University of South Carolina and is honored to be elected chief resident and thrilled at the opportunity to play a role in the growth and development of our program.

Parker Gaddy was born and raised in Winnsboro, SC with his older sister.  After growing up an avid University of South Carolina fan, he decided to continue his education at Clemson University, where he majored in Biochemistry.  Following in his father and sister's footsteps, he attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where he received his doctorate of medicine in 2010.  He completed a surgical internship at MUSC, and then transitioned into the Anesthesia residency program which he felt best suited his personality and passion.  In 2010 he married his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, who is currently a neonatal nurse at MUSC.  In 2011, they welcomed their son, Walker who makes life interesting and keeps them extremely busy.  Outside of the operating room, Parker enjoys spending time with Elizabeth and Walker, going out on the boat, hunting, fishing and golf.

Parker is extremely honored to have been elected chief resident.  He stated "we have a very strong residency program that that continues to expand, and it's a privilege to work with so many great faculty, staff and residents.   I am greatly looking forward to the year ahead."

Academic Year 2012-2013

     Trevor Adams was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, Canada where his parents and sister still live.  He moved away from home when at 18 years old on a baseball scholarship to Tusculum College in Greenville Tennessee.  After receiving a Bachelors degree, Trevor moved to Norfolk, Virginia for graduate school where and completed a Master’s degree in biology at Old Dominion University.  This is where he met his wife Debbie who was getting her PhD in Biology at ODU.  Trevor decided to stay in Norfolk and attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  His wife took a job at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach and after completing a visiting rotation as a medical student in the Anesthesia department at MUSC, Trevor knew that this was the residency program for for him. 

     Outside of the hospital, Trevor spends as much quality time as possible with his wife and daughter as they live in Myrtle Beach 3 days per week.  He and his family love the outdoors and try to frequent the parks, beaches and aquarium as much as possible.  Trevor was both honored and humbled to be elected chief resident.  To put it in his words, "I think that this is a really exciting time in the department as it continues to grow and improve.  I look forward to working with the attendings, staff, and my fellow residents to help plan the bright future of this residency program."


      Young Choi calls Mt Pleasant, South Carolina home, where his parents raised him with his two sisters. Upon completion of high school, Young left South Carolina to continue his education at The George Washington University where he majored in Economics.  Deciding that a life deciphering supply and demand curves was not in his future, Young enrolled at the Medical University of South Carolina where he obtained his doctorate of medicine in 2009.

     Since joining the Department of Anesthesiology’s residency program the following academic year, Young has had the fortune to develop his craft while building relationships with his fellow residents and attendings. Time away from residency is spent playing the coastal waters of Charleston, but  more recently caring for his baby daughter, Caroline, with his wife, Angela, who is currently in her third year of Obstetrician and Gynecology residency.  Young hopes that he will be able to carry on the work of past residents, staff, and faculty by continuing the growth and development of the program that has been so instrumental in his training.

Academic Year 2011-2012

    Tim Heinke was born and raised in Southwest Ohio, where his parents and sister still live.  After high school, he made a short trip across the border to Richmond, Indiana to play football and attend Earlham College.  After completing his undergraduate degree in biology, Tim went on to medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.  It was during medical school that Tim was introduced to his wife, Sarah. 

     Neither Tim nor Sarah had lived more than a few hours from home, so they decided that residency should be an opportunity to experience another part of the country.  Tim and Sarah were thrilled to be heading to Charleston.  Outside of the hospital, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, going on walks with their two basenjis, watching football, cooking, and gardening.  Tim is honored to be selected as chief resident and looks forward to working with the faculty, staff, and other residents to maintain the high standards of those before him.


Tara Queener is a Charle ston transplant like so many others at MUSC. Tara originally drove down to Charleston in 1997 after choosing it on a map. She was a registered nurse with aspirations of becoming a physician some day. Little did she know that Charleston was the home to a major medical university. She ended up working critical care weekends while finishing her sciences for medical school. While she trained here at MUSC, she thought very highly of not only the residents, but the attendings and CRNAs as well. Alas, match day confirmed Tara’s wishes and she has been able to continue her medical education here.

     Tara has a vested interest in this program and served on the committee to recruit residents this year. It was exciting to meet all of the wonderful applicants and be a part of that process. Tara married her best friend, Carl Queener, this past May on the Isle of Palms. Carl is an Emergency Medicine attending here at MUSC.   Carl and Tara plan on staying in the Charleston area after graduation. She is honored and humbled by being chosen one of the new Chief Residents. Tara expresses that she has a lot of ideas to help improve the residency program as it grows. This will likely prove to be a challenging and exciting year for her.