About Us

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2022 Department of Surgery Faculty

The MUSC Department of Surgery provides the finest in patient care while also seeking new and innovative solutions to the many diseases treated in the wide-ranging discipline of surgery.

Our mission includes the education of future physicians through our active role in medical student education. Additionally, our residency programs provide outstanding training for future surgeons offering residents opportunities to pursue their career goals through patient care experiences, research opportunities and active teaching by our faculty.As a leader in academic medicine,

MUSC Health’s overall growth and expansion provide increased resident rotation opportunities with greater exposure to community hospitals. This experience, aligned with the department’s unprecedented growth in cutting-edge clinical and research expertise, provides a depth of training unparalleled in many academic medical centers. The Future Surgical Leaders Program is a first-of-its-kind surgical residency training program in the U.S. The program measures both short and long-term outcomes and provides immediate feedback to the trainees. The innovative program aims to have sweeping downstream effects, including improved patient satisfaction and reduced medical malpractice claims.

Our clinical divisions are home to numerous NIH-funded, internationally renowned investigators, master clinicians, and award-winning researchers and educators who are leaders in their specialized fields of surgery. They have achieved remarkable medical breakthroughs, including the first successful transplant in the state, the first heart transplant in South Carolina, the invention of an instrument to allow the first successful heart valve operation, the first robotic mitral valve surgery and much more.

The department’s congenital heart surgery program is among the world’s best. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked the MUSC Children’s Hospital Cardiology & Heart Surgery #4 in the nation. In addition, the department houses nationally recognized expertise in transplantation, surgical oncology and the surgical management of chronic pancreatitis and bariatric surgery.

The transplant surgery program is recognized for its high performance and excellent clinical results. In 2023, we ranked #5 by volume for kidney transplants in the country. We are also the #1 kidney-pancreas transplant program and the 19th largest volume heart transplant program in the U.S.