Message From Dr. Scott Reeves

The Department of Anesthesia's “can-do” mentality along with all that our beautiful city has to offer creates a wonderful environment in which to train, work and live.

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Commitment to Diversity

Leadership Commitment to Diversity

At The Medical University of South Carolina, you will find a very supportive learning environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Click here to learn about the institutional initiatives that are in place at MUSC.

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Stephanie Whitener, MD

The Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine is committed to diversity in the field of anesthesiology and reflecting the community in which it operates. Led by Dr. Stephanie Whitener, the Healthcare Equity Committee aims to integrate DEI initiatives within the department's mission, operations, and strategies and to continue to foster a work environment that values, develops, and advances diversity and inclusivity. 

This committee has representation from all facets of the department with faculty, CRNAs, residents, techs, administrative, and research staff. 

Resident & Faculty Initiatives

Jennifer Matos, MD Renuka George, MD

Read more about a recent publication from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine written by some of our very own residents and attending physicians on the impact of diversity in medicine with some specific references to the current state in the field of Anesthesiology! We are so proud of our residents, Drs. Armando Aguilera and Ellen Hay, and our faculty, Drs. Jennifer Matos and Renuka George. We appreciate the hard work that went into this and look forward to more great publications coming out of our department.

Resident Diversity Curriculum

Through a new program that rolled out in 2020, we are taking it upon ourselves to study the roles, effects, and biases of inequity in the medical field. We have compiled a list of peer-reviewed articles, Ted Talks, and various other sources that span a range of topics- obesity, gender, race, sexuality, and religion- as it applies to the practice of medicine and beyond. By educating ourselves and our preop clinic staff in our intern year, we hope to become better physicians and help provide better care for our patients who regularly put themselves in a vulnerable position within the healthcare system.

MUSC has additional resources available to support residents including a diversity committee and the McClennan-Banks Resident Society. More information can be found through the following link:

Helpful Links Related to DEI Services & Initiatives:

LGBTQ+ Services 

MUSC DEI Resources

MUSC's Diversity Division 

Diversity Leadership