Meet the Director

Arman Kilic MDArman Kilic, M.D., Director of the Harvey and Marcia Schiller Surgical Innovation Center, is an internationally recognized expert on AI / ML. He has more than 20 years of experience in risk modeling, advanced analytics, and using large multi-center data registries.

Dr. Kilic serves on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons AI/ML Task Force, and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for his work on AI in cardiac surgery. 

Clinically, Dr. Kilic serves MUSC Health as Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and Heart Failure and leads the Cardiogenic Shock Team.

“AI is the key to better outcomes for patients by helping doctors make more optimal care decisions and by helping health systems operate more efficiently.

We are fortunate at MUSC to have a very fertile environment for innovation and is filled with energy and momentum from a diverse group of people who understand AI/ML and how it can be incorporated into healthcare.”  


Thanks to the generous gift from the Schillers, we were able to rapidly develop AI/ML teams, build the needed infrastructure, and begin partnering with MUSC Health clinicians and researchers interested in using AI/ML for surgical innovation.”   

Arman Kilic, M.D.
Director of the Harvey and Marcia Schiller Surgical Innovation Center