Patient care, research, education supporting our tripartite mission.

Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at MUSC has a strong commitment to provide the highest level of compassionate patient care, best–in–class training for the next generation of surgical leaders, and cutting-edge clinical, basic science, and translational research. Our commitment to innovation and discovery allows us to translate the latest developments, understanding, and technology into improved surgical patient care resulting in less post-operative pain, faster recoveries, and shorter hospital stays.

News and Announcements

Learn about the latest news and events in the MUSC Department of Surgery.

barotism trial 

MUSC doctors first at academic medical center to perform ‘game-changing’ new heart failure device procedure

Drs. Jean Marie Ruddy, left, and Anne Kroman perform the new method of implanting the heart failure device.


Revolutionizing anti-tumor T-cell production with carbon monoxide

Dr. Shikhar Mehrotra's latest work reveals that exposing cancer-fighting T-cells to moderate stress early on better prepares them to deal with stress inside of the tumor.

Kevin Hughes MD 

Kevin Hughes, M.D. Spearheads Hollings’ Hereditary Cancer Clinic

Dr. Kevin Hughes leads Hollings' Hereditary Cancer Clinic, one of the first hereditary cancer centers in nation.

Keith Smalls 

Keith Smalls has taken his heartbreaking life experiences and turned them into a force for good

As a violence intervention advocate for MUSC’s Turning the Tide Violence Intervention Program, Smalls knows exactly what loss and adversity look like.


Vascular surgeons find ways to treat previously untreatable problems

Vascular surgeons are using a device that uses sonic pressure waves to break up calcifications that are blocking blood vessels.

Colleen Donahue MD 

From Team USA skater to standout surgeon

Dr. Colleen Donahue wears scrubs instead of a skating costume these days, although the former synchronized skater still has her skates.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The MUSC Department of Surgery is deeply committed to creating an inclusive culture void of bias.

Employee Portal

The MUSC Department of Surgery Intranet is a portal for faculty, trainees and staff. Please use your NetID to login.

Wellness Programs

The MUSC Department of Surgery strives to encourage and support health and wellness for our faculty, staff and trainees, making the healthy choice the easy choice.