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.

Minoo Kavarana in surgery 

Children's heart program No. 4 in country as hospital celebrates new rankings

The Pediatric & Congenital Heart Center at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital ranks a stellar No. 4 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 rankings.

Tara Grahovac MD 

Tara Grahovac M.D. Joins Department of Surgery

Breast Surgical Oncologist Tara Grahovac, M.D. joins the MUSC Department of Surgery.

transplant story 

Transplant team helps aunt realize lifesaving dream for 2-year-old niece

A little girl with a life-threatening condition, an aunt who lost 100-plus pounds to help her and the transplant team that made it happen.

Colleen Donahue MD 

A conversation with MUSC Health’s new colorectal surgeon Colleen Donahue

Dr. Colleen Donahue discusses her subspecialty interests in the summer issue of Progressnotes. 


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.


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.

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.