SurgeOn, the MUSC Department of Surgery Newsletter


Fall Issue of SurgeOn SurgeOn, the MUSC Department of Surgery bi-annual newsletter keeps you informed of the latest clinical and scientific innovations in the Department of Surgery. 

In our Summer issue of SurgeOn, we provide a glimpse into a day in the life of a trauma surgeon through the eyes of reporter Bryce Donovan, who accompanied Heather Evans, M.D., MS, professor of Acute Care Surgery, during a busy night in the ER.

This issue also keeps you up-to-date on the achievements and recognitions within the Department, highlighting areas of research and clinical expertise.

For instance, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Minoo Kavarana and the MUSC Health Heart Team are using a new approach to help heal the tiniest of hearts. In our article “New Clinical Trial Treats Complex Aortic Aneurysms,” vascular surgeon Ravi Veeraswamy talks about how this new approach simplifies a complex anatomy, providing better outcomes with shorter hospital stays.

This fiscal year, research funding reached $12M including $1.98M NIH RO1 funding to expand immunotherapy research for lung cancer, $1.87M NIH RO1 funding to investigate novel strategies for transplantation, and $1.1M NIH K08/SVS combined funding to investigate mechanical signaling in aortic aneurysms. Additional funding came in the way of philanthropic gifts, including a $1.5M gift from the Allen Family to advance transplant research.

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Past Issues: 

Fall 2019 Issue PDF

Our Fall 2019 issue features some of the latest research and innovations, including the division of Research’s roadmap that will lead our efforts into the next era of surgical innovation, significant NIH funding in the Wang Lab, and leading-edge approaches to surgical care that reduces hospital stays and increases patient satisfaction.

Spring 2018 Issue PDF

In our Spring/Summer issue of SurgeOn, we feature the evolution of women in surgery across the country and within MUSC, beginning with brave women who entered the all-male-dominated operating theater in the 1970s, paving the way for the new generation of surgical trainees.

Fall 2017 Issue PDF

In the Fall 2017 issue, we delve deep into the many ways our residency training provides an excellent clinical experience focused on compassionate care, a broad spectrum of research opportunities, and innovative training. 

Spring 2017 Issue Digital ebook

In the Spring 2017 issue, we highlight Nancy DeMore, M.D., surgical oncologist and BMW Endowed Chair, whose innovation and entrepreneurship is “Changing What’s Possible” at MUSC