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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.

Dr. Scalea 

Joseph Scalea, M.D. Honored with the ASTS Rising Stars in Transplantation Surgery Award 

Transplant surgeon Joseph Scalea, M.D. was honored with the 2023 ASTS Rising Stars in Transplantation Surgery Award. The ASTS Rising Stars in Transplantation Surgery Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant, profound, or potentially transformative contribution to the discipline. 

Dr. Rohit Mittal 

Rohit Mittal, M.D. Joins Department of Surgery

Rohit Mittal, M.D. joins the Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Mittal will be an integral part of the South Carolina Pediatric Burn Center, based at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, serving as the Pediatric Burn Director. 

Sanford Zeigler MD and Quiana Kern MD 

MUSC first in the Southeast to perform complex aortic arch surgery with new innovative device

Following the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Thoraflex Hybrid frozen elephant trunk device for treating patients with complex aortic arch disease, MUSC Health announced it was the first medical center in the Southeast to implant the commercially available device.  

Heart transplant 

MUSC Surgeons Perform First DCD Heart Transplant in South Carolina

Arman Kilic, M.D., surgical director of the MUSC Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program, led the surgical team who transplanted the first heart in South Carolina obtained by donation after circulatory death (DCD). 

Global Surgery Launch 

Global Surgery Program Aims to Improve Global Surgical Care through Education, Research, and Innovation

The MUSC Department of Surgery recently announced the launch of a new Global Surgery Program led by trauma surgeon Mike M. Mallah, M.D.

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.

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.