News and Announcements

Prabhakar Baliga, M.D. Elected to ACS Board of Governors

Prabhakar Baliga MDPrabhakar Baliga, M.D. FACS, Chair of the MUSC Department of Surgery, has been elected to the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as the Surgical Specialty Society Governor from the Southern Surgical Association.

As a Specialty Society Governor, he will serve as a direct communications link between the Fellows of the College and the members of the Board of Governors. The College has more than 82,000 Fellows, including more than 6,600 Fellows in other countries, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

The College is governed by a 24-member Board of Regents which includes the ACS President. The Board is elected by a geographically balanced and specialty-representative Board of Governors. The select group of Governors are surgical leaders who each serve as a communications link between their constituent Fellows of the College and the members of the Board of Governors.

Sharee Wright, M.D. Joins MUSC

Sharee Wright MDSharee Wright, M.D. joins the MUSC Division of Vascular Surgery as clinical associate professor of Surgery, effective February 2021.

Dr. Wright practices all aspects of vascular and endovascular surgery with special interests in aneurysmal disease of the aorta, endovascular management of aortic pathology, carotid disease, diabetic limb salvage, open revascularization, hemodialysis access,and management of venous insufficiency.

Dr. Wright completed her medical and general surgery training at MUSC. She was named the administrative chief resident of the MUSC General Surgery Residency for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. She completed fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Temple University.

New Leadership Roles in Perioperative Groups

Congratulations to Bruce Crookes, M.D., Katherine Morgan, M.D. and Ravi Veeraswamy, M.D. for their new leadership roles. Dr. Crookes has been appointed to the Main Hospital Perioperative Group, Dr. Morgan has been appointed to the Ashley River Tower Perioperative Group, and Dr. Veeraswamy has been named the Chair of The Perioperative Executive Committee. Their leadership and voice will facilitate optimal care of our patients and clinicians.