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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 Tavana 

M. Lance Tavana, M.D. appointed division chief of Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery

After a national search, the MUSC Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that M. Lance Tavana, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Operations of Plastic Surgery at MUSC Health, has been selected as the new Chief of the MUSC Department of Surgery’s Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery.

Mark Lockett MD 

Mark Lockett, M.D. Selected as New Chief Quality Officer for MUSC Health – Charleston Division

We are thrilled to announce Mark Lockett, M.D., has been selected as MUSC Health’s new Chief Quality Officer for Charleston. In his new role, he will lead MUSC Health – Charleston in continued efforts to provide the safest and highest quality care for patients by building a culture and systems that foster excellence.

The infusion of purified CAR-T-cells begins for Ted Kopacko.  

Clinical trial of purified CAR-T cell therapy awarded NCI grant to expand

A clinical trial of CAR-T cell therapy developed at Hollings has received NCI funding to expand.

transplant group 

Family bonds made stronger through transplant journey

The bell on the sixth floor of the MUSC Main Hospital clanged again and again to celebrate a renewed life and the donor who made a kidney transplant possible.

Dr Hawkins 

Pancreatic cancer surgeon scientist takes on deputy director role at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Dr. William Hawkins is a pancreatic cancer surgeon and researcher with a focus on improving survival rates for this cancer. He joins MUSC as Deputy Director of the Hollings Cancer Center.

Arman Killic 

Improving heart transplant process with AI

Arman Kilic, M.D., director of the Harvey and Marcia Schiller Surgical Innovation Center, has been awarded $1.9M R01 to help shrink the chasm between transplant demand and organ supply.

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.