Fall 2020

Fall 2020 newsletter With the rise in the number of COVID cases across the country and world, this is a transformational time for the country and American medicine.  With strength and resiliency, faculty, trainees and staff in the Department of Surgery are fulfilling our mission to provide the highest level of compassionate patient care, best–in–class training for the next generation of surgical leaders, and cutting-edge research.  

Here are a few highlights of what you will find in this issue

  • 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.
  • Under the leadership of Mark Lockett, M.D., the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s surgical outcomes have been ranked among the best in VA hospitals. 
  • 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.
  • Dr. Nancy Klauber-DeMore’s research led to a therapy which received rare pediatric disease designation from the FDA for the treatment of osteosarcoma.
  • 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.
  • Celebrating a Living Legend: H. Biemann Othersen, Jr., M.D. turns 90!
  • Pay it Forward: Dr. Raja talks about why he continues to give back to MUSC.