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Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at MUSC provides the finest in patient care offering innovative, minimally invasive approaches and procedures whenever possible. And, as the only academic medical institution in S.C., our heart surgeons master revolutionary surgical procedures. 

In many situations we use a Heart Team approach, collaborating with our world class colleagues in areas like cardiology and vascular surgery. Together we develop innovative strategies resulting in the highest level care with the least invasive procedures. Our goal is the best and safest care that affords the most rapid recovery and return to full activity.

  • We have the state’s only cardiothoracic surgeon who performs robotically assisted surgical procedures, including the nation's first robotically assisted, FDA-approved thoracic surgical procedure for patients who have a leaking mitral valve. 
  • Our pediatric cardiology surgery is recognized nationally, receiving a No. 11 ranking from US News & World Report.

Although we are experts in our field, our patients and their families are integral parts of the decision making process. Patients are “experts in themselves,” and their thoughts, perspectives and desires help craft a plan for the ideal outcome.  

Meet our faculty and learn about their areas of expertise. 

Marc R. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 
Scott M. Bradley, M.D. 
Professor of Surgery
Head, Pediatric Surgery Section 
Fred A. Crawford, M.D.
Distinguished University Professor
Chadrick E. Denlinger, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Head, Section of Thoracic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Jeffrey A. Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Minoo N.  Kavarana, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
John M. Kratz, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Lucian Lozonschi, MDLucian Lozonschi, M.D. 
Professor of Surgery 
Rupak Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Robert M. Sade, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery

The Section of Bioethics in Cardiothoracic Surgery is an educational branch of the Division, responsible for providing commentary on ethical issues as they arise in divisional conferences. Learn more

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