Alumni Profiles

Brian Gary, M.D. Surgical Residency Class of 2006

Surgeon. Innovator. Community Leader. Change Maker. 

Dr. Gary grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, where both his parents were educators and involved in their local community. He knew when he graduated from the MUSCSurgical Residency program, he would return to his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. He now serves as Chief of Robotic Surgery at Jackson Hospital, leading a team of six general surgeons as well as urologists and gynecologists trained on the da Vinci Robo, and is an active member within his community.

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Patrick B. Thomas, M.D. COM Class of 1998; Surgical Residency Class of 2005

Dr. Patrick B. Thomas is a gifted pediatric surgeon and surgical innovator. He is a proud graduate of the MUSC College of Medicine and the MUSC General Surgery residency program, where he holds the distinction of being the first Black graduate. 

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Sharee Wright, M.D. COM Class of 2007; Surgical Residency Class of 2013

After completing a surgical residency at MUSC in 2013 and a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in June 2015 at Temple University, Sharee Wright, M.D. is now a vascular surgeon at MUSC Health and vice chair of Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Surgery.

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Milton Weinberg, M.D., Surgical Residency Class of 1955

Often put in extraordinary circumstances making life-and-death decisions, whether serving in the 8055 MASH unit during the Korean War or during a five-decade career as one of Chicago’s pre-eminent Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Dr. Milton Weinberg’s eyes have seen a lot over the course of his life.

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Vivian Bea, M.D., Surgical Residency Class of 2016

After completing her Breast Surgery Fellowship at M.D. Anderson and begins her surgical career at MD Anderson Cooper Health Care System in the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Cooper, Vivian Bea, M.D. attributes much of her success to her mentors at MUSC.

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Shaina Eckhouse, M.D., Surgical Residency Class of 2015

Following the completion of her General Surgery Residency at MUSC and her Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Duke University, Shaina Eckhouse, M.D. joined the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Washington University. In addition to building a robust surgical practice at Washington, Dr. Eckhouse conducts research focusing on advancing population health.

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