Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery

Surgery is used in several ways to help people with cancer and it provides the best chance to stop many types of cancer. It also plays a part in diagnosing, staging, and supporting cancer treatment. 

The team of surgeons, including Fellowship-trained surgical oncologists in the Division of Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery, specialize in treating cancer patients.

  • We care for patients with breast diseases/cancer, endocrine tumors, melanoma, soft tissue tumors, pancreas cancer, liver cancer, bile duct cancer, colon cancer and gastric cancer.
  • We advance knowledge regarding breast diseases/cancers, endocrine tumors, melanoma, soft tissue tumors, and GI cancers through basic, translational and clinical research.
  • We are at the forefront of minimally invasive techniques that improve precision and reduce recovery time.
  • We educate students and residents regarding optimal treatment and care of patients with breast diseases/cancers, endocrine tumors, melanomas, soft tissue tumors, and GI cancers.

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Meet our faculty and learn about their expertise:

David Mahvi, MD 

David Mahvi, MD

Chief & Professor of Surgery

Andrea Abbott MD MSCR 

Andrea Abbott, M.D. MSCR

Associate Professor of Surgery

Denise Carneiro-Pla 

Denise Carneiro-Pla, M.D. FACS

Professor of Surgery

David J. Cole, MD 

David J. Cole, M.D.

President, Medical University of South Carolina

Dr Thomas Curran

Thomas Curran, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Nancy DeMore, MD

Nancy DeMore, M.D. FACS

Professor of Surgery
Medical Director MUSC Breast Center

Dr Virgilio George

Virgilio George, M.D. FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Mahsa Javid, MD

Mahsa Javid, M.D. Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Kevin Hughes MD 

Kevin Hughes, M.D.

Professor of Surgery & Director of Cancer Genetics

Mark Lockett, MD 

Mark Lockett, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Rochelle Ringer, MD 

Rochelle Ringer, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery


Research Faculty

Shikhar Mehrotra, PhD

Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor