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MUSC Department of Surgery

The MUSC Department of Surgery combines excellence in clinical care, innovation in research, and best-in-class training to advance the next generation of surgical leaders.  

New Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Shows Promise of Success

In a clinical trial, Mark Rubinstein, Ph.D., (left) and John Wrangle, M.D., used two drugs that have never been combined in humans before to slow the progression of lung cancer. The novel combination of drugs is a huge step forward in cancer treatment.

Milk of Human Kindness

On Jan. 10, four people — two recipients and two donors — were wheeled back to surgery, creating the first-of-its-kind internal living-donor kidney transplant chain at MUSC, an act that saved two lives and created countless friendships.

Frankincense tested as possible breast, colon cancer treatment

Nancy DeMore, M.D. is leading a clinical trial using frankincense to try to treat breast and colon cancer at the Medical University of South Carolina. The study was inspired by a research specialist in DeMore’s lab.

Mitral Valve Patients Get Robotic Option that Dramatically Shortens Recovery Time

Marc R. Katz, M.D., MPH, is the first to offer robotic mitral valve surgery, the least invasive of all mitral valve repair techniques, to patients in South Carolina.

MUSC Oncology Surgeon, Clemson Students Join Forces for Inspiring Innovation

Nancy DeMore, M.D. teamed up with Clemson engineering students to work on a device that will improve patient experience and lower costs.

Child 'One in a Million Case'

Family, doctors help 4-year-old fight against incredible odds. Drs. Nadig, Hudspeth and Twombley work closely together to balance an aggressive cancer, a fragile transplanted kidney, a weakened immune system, and the need for a liver transplant.

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Contact Us

The Department of Surgery  welcomes your questions and comments. To reach a divsion, Please contact our administrative offices.

Department of Surgery
Clinical Sciences Building Suite 420
96 Jonathan Lucas St.
Charleston, SC 29425

Chair: Prabhakar Baliga, MD FACS
Administrative Coordinator to the Chair: Andrea Forgacs

Phone:  843-792-4638
Fax: 843-792-9005



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