MUSC Department of Surgery Newsletter

Fall 2020 newsletter Read or download the full issue by clicking on: SurgeOn.

The MUSC Department of Surgery bi-annual newsletter keeps you informed of the latest clinical and scientific innovations in the Department of Surgery.

Browse our fall issue, featuring some of the latest research and innovations, including Dr. Nancy Klauber-DeMore’s research that has led to a therapy which received rare pediatric disease designation from the FDA for the treatment of osteosarcoma.

The South Carolina Burn Center ribbon cutting ceremony marked a new era in MUSC Health burn care, changing what’s possible through innovation and discovery.

In our feature article illustrates how our patients and health care providers have benefited by incorporating Telehealth technology into their practices, finding ways to improve some processes along the way.

On the education front, the Future Surgical Leaders Program is a first-of-its-kind training that will prepare our surgical residents and fellows to be the next generation of surgical leaders.

And lastly, the Department of Surgery is delighted to recognize and honor Dr. H. Biemann Othersen, Jr., M.D. who celebrated his 90th birthday. As one of the founders of the MUSC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Othersen worked hard to ensure that children had the best care that could be found anywhere. Without Dr. Othersen’s vision, the MUSC Children’s Hospital would not be what it is today. He is a giant in the development of pediatric surgery at MUSC.

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Past Issues: 

Summer 2020 issue PDF

Browse of summer issue, featuring some of the latest research and innovations, including the special section Responding to the Pandemic which highlights how the Department of Surgery and the Center for Cellular Therapy lead the charge to develop a COVID antibody test and how a team of innovators created 3D mask and cartridge system plans to answer the urgent need of the N-95 mask shortage. 

In our feature articles, we highlight a heart transplant patient and lung transplant patient during the early phase of the pandemic. Their journeys highlight how MUSC care teams were ready and willing to go that extra mile to provide compassionate care for these seriously ill transplant patients whose families could not be by their bedside due to the COVID-19 visitor restrictions. 

On the education front, our programs adapted to our new normal with virtual classrooms and simulation trainings. And, even though our world changed dramatically this year, that didn’t stop us from celebrating our graduates’ significant accomplishments virtually. 

In the research arena, our special section Responding to the Pandemic highlights how the Department of Surgery and the Center for Cellular Therapy led the charge to develop a COVID antibody test and how a team of innovators created 3D mask and cartridge system plans to answer the urgent need of the N-95 mask shortage.

And lastly, the Department of Surgery is delighted to recognize and honor two pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons: Robert M. Sade, M.D., whose vision and remarkable generosity provided the ability to establish the Robert M. Sade, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and Scott Bradley, M.D., a gifted surgeon and inaugural chair holder of the Robert M. Sade, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. 

Fall 2019 issue PDF

In our fall issue, we had several opportunities to highlight and celebrate our outstanding faculty, innovative research and accomplished trainees. In September, surgical leaders from around the country attended the annual meeting of the Halsted Society, hosted by the Department, bringing great prestige to our University and providing an opportunity to showcase our faculty, research and innovation to national leaders. 

In October, we honored three newly named Endowed Chairs in Cardiothoracic Surgery during an Investiture Ceremony in the presence of more than 100 guests and donors. Chadrick Denlinger, M.D., Marc R. Katz, M.D., MPH, and Lucian Lozonschi, M.D., all newly named endowed chairs in the division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, were recognized during the ceremony as superb servants to our medical community who are broadening the scope and level of care through their innovation and expertise in minimally invasive and robotic approaches to complex cardiothoracic surgeries.

Summer 2019 Issue PDF

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.

Fall 2018 Issue PDF

Our Fall 2018 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