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Where your help is needed: Digestive Disease Center

Leading the world in digestive health through innovation and excellence.

Founded in 1994, the MUSC Digestive Disease Center (DDC) provides a multidisciplinary approach that brings together gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, and hepatologists working as a team to provide expert patient care. MUSC was ranked 19th for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders in U.S. News and World Report’s 2008 edition of America’s Best Hospitals.

The clinical activities of the DDC include integrated medical-surgical GI clinics and endoscopy facilities, an inpatient floor, and as a state-of-the-art Digestive Disease Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit. 

Specialized faculty have particular expertise in liver disease, esophageal diseases and general motility disorders, complex pancreatic and biliary diseases, advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, interventional radiology, minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, nutritional disorders, ano-rectal and colonic problems, pediatric gastroenterology and surgery, and GI oncology. 

The DDC Giving Program funds a wide range of resources designed to support the development of the DDC, including but not limited to:

  • Retention and recruitment of the best doctors, nurses and researchers
  • Purchasing equipment and teaching materials
  • Expanding educational opportunities
  • Supporting research as a collaborative effort between bench scientists and clinical researchers
  • Enhancing patient care through educational and research activities 

Priority Needs

Education:
Through fund raising efforts, the DDC has developed an Endoscopy Learning Program offering endoscopy tutorials in advanced and new procedures, advanced endoscopy conferences, a standard three-year fellowship program, 4th-year advanced training programs, and short-term attachments (for observation).

Endowed Chairs:
Financial support provided by academic chairs allows the center to competitively recruit the nation's most outstanding educators, clinicians and scientists.

Research:
Unrestricted and restricted research support allows the center's biomedical and clinical researchers to conduct pilot research projects that often lead to better treatments and cures for illnesses.
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Terry Stanley, Director of Development
MUSC Digestive Disease Center
Phone: 843-792-3937
Toll Free: 800-810-6872
Email: stanleyt@musc.edu

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