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Dr. Silver with patient

Department of Medicine


The MUSC Department of Medicine combines excellence in clinical care, innovation in research, and best-in-class training to advance the next generation of physician leaders.

In 2018, the Department’s programs continue to be ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2018-19. With more than 250 faculty and 200 residents and fellows distributed over nine divisions, we are the largest Department in the MUSC College of Medicine.

Our vision is to lead and transform academic Internal Medicine through innovation in research, education, and clinical care.

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Dr. Rockey with residents

Our educational mission strives to train the next generation of internists. Educational opportunities are multiple, with an outstanding core residency program, and fellowship programs in all subspecialty divisions. In all of these areas, we strive to ensure that our trainee rotations are focused on educational priorities rather than service needs. We are committed to education in patient care, research, as well as in professionalism and leadership.


Dr. Nihalani in research lab

The Department is aggressively expanding and developing its research programs. With research expertise in the areas of tissue injury, inflammation, and fibrosis, the Department has developed a thematic national and international presence in these areas. Several fundamental priorities include mentorship of trainees as well as junior faculty, and collaborative research efforts. The Department also has a very strong clinical and translational research portfolio.

Patient Care

Dr. Silver with patient

The MUSC Department of Medicine has a long-standing reputation for excellence in patient care. Multiple Departmental programs are currently ranked as the best programs in the state of South Carolina, and in the region. We continue to strive to be a premier and desired site of care. Recent efforts toward data-driven high value (highest quality at lowest cost) clinical care now permeate throughout the Department.