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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.

R Randolph Bradham MD 

Announcing the R. Randolph Bradham, M.D., Endowed Chair in Surgery

The Department of Surgery announces the establishment of the R. Randolph Bradham, M.D., Endowed Chair in Surgery, and recognizes Dr. Prabhakar Baliga, chair of the Department of Surgery, as the inaugural chairholder.

Vera Ford at her retirement reception 

Vera Ford, Director of Development, lauded for her values and efforts to improve patient care

Vera Ford, MBA, development director, has driven philanthropic efforts to Change What’s Possible for patient care in the Department of Surgery for the past fourteen years.

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

First patient in Hollings clinical trial of 'purified' CAR-T-cell therapy recovering well at home

The first patient in a clinical trial to receive purified CAR-T cells manufactured at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is home. Brian Hess, M.D., and Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D., have partnered for almost three years to get this clinical trial off the ground.

Ingrid Bonilla and Nancy Klauber-DeMore, MD 

Hollings researchers find frankincense extract shows anti-cancer activity in breast cancer patients

In a small early-stage clinical trial, Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., and her lab tested the effects of an extract of the Boswellia tree, a plant used in traditional medicine for centuries.

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.

Dr Roggin in the OR 

New surgical oncology chief outlines plans

Dr. Kevin Roggin, new surgical oncology chief, says he learned how to be a well-rounded physician through good role models, and he wants to pass that along.

Dave Taber PharmD 

MUSC researchers awarded $3.1M for research to improve graft survival for African American kidney transplant recipients

David Taber, PharmD is the principal investigator on a $3.1M NIH/NIDDK study that aims to demonstrate an effective and efficient approach to improve long-term outcomes in African American kidney recipients while reducing health disparities.


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.