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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.

Kevin Roggin MD 

Kevin Roggin, M.D. Joins MUSC

The MUSC Department of Surgery is excited to announce that Kevin Roggin, M.D., has been named the new Chief of Surgical Oncology, effective September 1, 2023.

Jean Ruddy MD 

Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D. Named Vice Chair of Research

The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D., Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, has been named the new Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Surgery.

Dr Pullatt 

Rana Pullatt, M.D. Honored with National Recognition for Clinical Excellence

Rana Pullatt, M.D., Division Chief of Foregut and Metabolic Surgery, is the honored recipient of the ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) Foundation’s 2023 Clinical Excellence Award.

Dr Sutton with patient 

Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC procedure offer hope to patients with difficult-to-treat abdominal cancers

A specialized chemotherapy treatment allowed a retired art teacher to continue with her love of painting, despite a rare cancer diagnosis.

Ivan Young 

Pediatric, adult cancer teams collaborate for robotic surgery on rare cancer

Adult and pediatric doctors pooled their expertise to ensure that Ivan Young would have few physical reminders of an extraordinary lung cancer surgery. Robotic surgery performed by Barry Gibney, D.O., made it all possible.

eight person kidney chain 

Largest internal living-donor chain at MUSC gives new life to four patients

Thanks to the generosity of four people, four more received new kidneys and with that, new lives. The donation of a “Good Samaritan,” or someone with no connection to the donor, lit the spark for an eight-person exchange that helped four people suffering from kidney failure. "This is the largest internal kidney chain at MUSC to date," said Tracy Rice, M.D., surgical director of the Living Donor Program.

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.