J. Edward Nolan, MD
Joseph Edward (“Ed”) Nolan has been practicing medicine since 1996. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Nolan served his General Surgery Internship at MUSC, and completed his Anesthesiology Residency and Pain Fellowship there as well. He is Board Certified in Pain Management and specializes in interventional pain management for neck and back pain.
Allyson Thatcher, MD
Allyson Thatcher comes to Trident Pain Center with twenty years post-residency experience, including four years as an active duty Captain in the Air Force. Thatcher received her Bachelor of Science Degree from George Washington University in 1985. She then completed her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989.
Thomas Brandt, Jr. D.O.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Thomas Brandt, Jr. has 20 years’ experience in the pain management field. Brandt earned his Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He then earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989.
Kristen R. Giet, PA-C
Kristen Renaud Giet was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated from Summerville High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Charleston Southern University. After working as a medical assistant at Trident Pain Center, she went on to pursue a Master of Science Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dodi L. Baum, NP-C
Dodi Baum begins her career as a Nurse Practitioner as a member of the Trident Pain Center staff. Baum graduated with honors from Michigan State University in both Kinesiology and Nursing. She then completed her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Cincinnati.
Familiar to the Charleston area, Baum has served as a staff nurse with Roper St Francis Healthcare at Roper Hospital since late 2009. In her time at Roper Hospital, she was elected to the Shared Governance and Leadership Council, was a member of the Unit Peer Interview Team and served as a student nurse mentor.
Brittany L. Howard, PA-C
Brittany Howard begins her career as a Physician Assistant as a member of the Trident Pain Center staff. Howard earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah before moving to Charleston to complete her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Howard previous experience includes two years as a Phlebotomist and three years as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Utah’s Eccles Institute of Human Genetics. She also has a strong volunteer background. As a student of MUSC, Howard had the opportunity to volunteer for Smiles for Life, Hope for Healing Walk, and the Ronal McDonald House. She also served on a team of volunteers serving over 1,000 patients in five days in Nicaragua.
M. Scott Wade, PA-C
Scott Wade joins the Trident Pain Center team following an extensive 25-year military career. In 2001, he earned his Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies and in 2003, his Master of Physician Assistant Studies, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine. Wade’s medical career has included time in in Guam, Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, Iraq and Afghanistan before moving to South Carolina in 2008.
Wade moved to Charleston in 2010 where he worked as a Flight Commander and Physician Assistant for four years at Joint Base Charleston. His background in medicine includes Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Urgent care/Emergency Medicine. Wade’s experience includes serving as a medical advisor to the Iraqi Air Force Surgeon General on the development of military medical operations, advising and mentoring the Afghanistan Army, and organizing an Afghan Civilian and military medical assistance program to provide care for underserved citizens.