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.

Renuka George, MD

The Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine is committed to diversity in the field of anesthesiology and reflecting the community in which it operates. Dr. Renuka George, who recently served as the Associate Program Director for the Anesthesiology Residency program here at MUSC, helps lead our diversity initiative within the department. Along with educating residents and medical students on the art and practice of anesthesiology, she also considers it her mission to promote diversity and the empowerment of women not just in her own department but in medicine as well.

Dr. George had the benefit of growing up all over the world with a strong physician mother and has seen first-hand how both the women in leadership roles and a diverse work environment can add to the synergy of a department. She is delighted to see such a strong membership in the Women in Anesthesia group within her own department evidenced by monthly dinners, quarterly book clubs and bi-annual events. Most importantly, Dr. George is grateful that MUSC shares her mission in empowering women and under-represented minorities in medicine.


Resident & Faculty Initiatives

Dr. Armando Aguilera Dr. Ellen Hay

Armando Aguilera, MD Ellen Hay, MD

Jennifer Matos, MD Renuka George, MD

Click here to find 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 has 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: