Department of Surgery
Division of Research
Established in 1824, the Department of Surgery at MUSC has a long and respected tradition of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. The Department’s congenital heart surgery program is among the world's best. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the MUSC Children's Hospital Cardiology & Heart Surgery #20 in the nation. In addition, the Department houses nationally recognized expertise in the surgical management of chronic pancreatitis and bariatric surgery. MUSC is one of just 30 National Pancreas Foundation Centers across the country. The transplant surgery program is recognized for high performance with excellent clinical results. In 2016, MUSC's Kidney Transplant Program was named for performing the 17th highest number of kidney transplants in the country.
To complement the excellence in clinical programs, exceptional basic science research laboratories have been established in the areas of Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery & Regenerative Medicine, Surgical Oncology/ Immunology, Gastroenterology/Laparoscopic Surgery, and Bioengineering.
Extramural funding for these laboratories includes sources such as the National Institutes of Health, the VA Administration, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and others. In addition to pursuing investigator-initiated research projects, these laboratories have provided the opportunity for students, residents and engineers to participate in active basic and translational research programs.
The research in the Department of Surgery has contributed another measure of excellence to the Department and has provided residents with invaluable research experience as a preparation for their future careers.
- Cardiothoracic Surgery Research
- General Surgery & Regenerative Medicine Research
- GI & Laparoscopic Surgery Research
- Oncology / Immunology Research
- Transplant Surgery Research
- Lee Patterson Allen Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory