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David Mahvi, MDDr. David Mahvi Joins MUSC Department of Surgery

MUSC Researchers Awarded $1.46 Million for Research to Predict and Prevent Aortic Aneurysms

David B. Adams, M.D. FACS Receives Honored Surgeon Award
Dr. DuBay Named Chief of Transplant Surgery
Dr. Hallett Joins MUSC Department of Surgery 
Musical Surgeon Beats Odds, Heads to Top Cancer Center
Dr. Nadig Receives NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award

Dr. Vassileva Joins MUSC Department of Surgery

MUSC Children’s Heart Program Receives Three-Star Rating

NIH $1.68 Million Grant Funds Research to Help Patients with Pancreatitis, Diabetes

MUSC Researchers Awarded $1.11 Million for Research to Increase Kidney Transplant Recipient Graft Survival

CD Smith Bike Ride Image Retired MUSC Pediatric Surgeon Bikes Coast to Coast
MUSC’s Pancreas Team Named Among Best In Country
Researchers Push Frontiers of Immunotherapy, Improve Cancer Treatment
MUSC Researching Breast Cancer Imaging That May Improve Accuracy
 Bioartificial Pancreas Closer to Becoming a Reality at MUSC
Dr. Abbott Joins Division of Surgical Oncology
Insight Into Possible Future of Growing Organs for Transplant
Dr. George Appointed Section Head of Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Achievements & Awards

Michael Yost, Ph.D. received a Certificate of Recognition from the State of South Carolina and the South Carolina Academy of Science, signed by Governor Nikki Haley, for excellence in scientific awareness.

Congratulations to Dr. Prabhakar Baliga, Chairman MUSC Department of Surgery. Dr. Baliga was recently named one of three recipients of the 2016 MUSC Foundation Outstanding Clinician Award, which honors full-time faculty who make meritorious contributions to patient care at MUSC. Dr. Baliga shares this honor with Dr. Meredith Holcomb, Clinical Director, Cochlear Implant Program and Dr. Elizabeth Wallis, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. A formal recognition scheduled during the Fall Faculty Convocation occurs on Tuesday, August 23, at 4 p.m.   

Andrea Abbott, M.D., passed the Complex General Surgical Oncology Boards. Surgeons certified in Complex General Surgical Oncology have specific knowledge and skills related to the diagnosis, multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation required by patients with cancer, especially those with requiring complex surgical oncology procedures or with rare or unusual cancers. To qualify for certification, surgeons must complete at 2 to 3 year fellowship and pass both an oral and written board examination.


Scott D. Johnson, M.D., received the 2016 Carolyn E. Reed, M.D. Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Fellowship is given annually to a Cardiothoracic Resident who demonstrates an eagerness to learn and teach, a dedication to the specialty and enthusiasm for making a difference.

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Johnston on being recgonized by the Department of Surgery for Act of Heroism 
Satish Nadig, M.D., Ph.D. Congratulations to Dr. Satish Nadig on being selected as a 2015 Forty Under 40 winner by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. 
Joseph Sakran, MDCongratulations to Dr. Joseph Sakran on being awarded the ACS / Pfizer Volunteerism Award for 2014.  This is very high recognition for Joe's work in Global Health and comes on the heels of another recent national honor, being accepted to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for a one year fellowship. 
Andre Hebra, MDCongratulations to Dr. Andre Hebra for receiving a Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching  
Dr. Bradley Dr. KavaranaCongratulations to Scott Bradley, MD, Minoo Kavarana, MD and the entire Section of Pediatric CT Surgery Team for being Nationally ranked #17 among 76 facilities ranked in one or more of the 10 pediatric specialties in the 2011-2012 version of Best Children's Hospital published by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings. 
Congratulations to Dr. Fred Crawford, Past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, on recieving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Thoracic Surgery.  Dr. Crawford is one of only five to ever recieve this award. 

Upcoming Conferences

  • Surgical Research Recognition Day - September 16, 2016
  • Horace G. Smithy Lectureship - October, 2016 
  • 47th Annual Postgraduate Course in Surgery - April 27 - 29, 2017

Past Conferences


Changing What's Possible in the Department of Surgery

Transplantation News - Double Lung Transplant Gives Patient New Bounce in Step

Changing What's Possible in Pediatric Surgery:  Madison's Journey

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