General and Acute Care Surgery

The Division of General and Acute Care Surgery delivers compassionate care to patients with surgical disorders, acute illness and injury, including burn injuries, through a multidisciplinary team committed to excellence. Our dedicated team of surgeons and researchers advance the science and the treatment of our patients and their diseases, while working to decrease the burden of injury and surgical disease through prevention, outreach and education.

  • As a Level I Trauma Center, we received the highest national recognition for trauma centers through the American College of Surgeons. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Lowcountry. This designation means we have teams of experts who stand ready to care for people with the most severe injuries and sudden, dangerous illnesses, including internal bleeding.
  • The South Carolina Burn Center at MUSC Health - Our burn care specialists, led by Steven Kahn, M.D., are award-winning, recognized experts in burn care. 
  • Our trauma team is staffed around the clock, led by a trauma surgeon with board certification in both surgery and surgical critical care.
  • Our surgeons are Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. We perform complex hernia repairs, laparoscopic operations, and chest wall reconstructions as well as innovative care for burn patients.
  • Our Surgical Critical Care Fellowship has a 100% Board Pass Rate | 100 % Match Rate | 100% Job Placement. Learn more about our Fellowship Program. 

We sincerely hope you never require treatment for a traumatic injury or illness.

Through our research, community outreach programs, and injury prevention activities, we’re working hard to reduce the number of trauma patients in our area, helping residents and visitors live longer, healthier lives.  

Meet our faculty and learn about their areas of expertise.

Bruce Crookes MD 

Bruce Crookes, M.D. FACS  

Chief and Professor of Surgery

Marcie Dorlon MD 

Marcie Dorlon, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Evert Eriksson MD 

Evert Eriksson, M.D. FACS

Professor of Surgery
Trauma Medical Director

Heather Evans MD  

Heather Evans, M.D. MS

Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Clinical Research

Dr Fann 

Stephen Fann, M.D. FACS

Professor of Surgery

Ashley Hink MD 

Ashley Hink, M.D. MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery

Steve Kahn MD 

Steven Kahn, M.D.

Director of the Burn Program 
Chief of Burn Surgery

Stuart :Leon MD 

Stuart Leon, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Surgery-Trauma ICU

Dr. Mike M. Mallah 

Mike M. Mallah, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Doug Norcross MD 

E Douglas Norcross, M.D., FACS

Professor of Surgery

Dr Ozhathil 

Deepak K. Ozhathil, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Alicia Privette M.D. 

Alicia Privette, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Cynthia Talley MD 

Cynthia Talley, M.D. FACS

Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for GME and CME


Meet the Acute Care APPs

L Beaudreaux

Lauren Boudreaux, NP

Nurse Practitioner

J Crouch

Jody Crouch, NP

Nurse Practitioner

S Gay

Sarah Gay, MSN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Sally Geese

Sally Geese, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Traci Kennedy

Traci Kennedy, NP

Nurse Practitioner

P Perez

Penny Perez, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Lindsey Phillips

Lindsey Phillips, PA

Nurse Practitioner

Julie Scott, NP

Julie Scott, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Christine Williams

Christine Williams, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Casey, PA

Jessica Casey, PA

Physician Assistant

A Geiter

Amanda Geiter, MS, PA

Physician Assistant

B King

Ben King, PA-C

Physician Assistant

A McIlvenney

Aislinn Mcilvenny, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Ameilia Paine, MPAS

Amelia Katelyn Paine, MPAS

Physician Assistant