Department of medicine

Distinguished Professors

Maria G. Buse, MD
Distinguished University Professor
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Medical Genetics


53 years at MUSC

"I'm very excited about the training grant the division has recently applied for that will give us the money to train more researchers in endocrinology.  Also, one of my students recently discovered a new modification in the structure of an important molecule involved in insulin signaling, a discovery important in diabetes research."

George Cooper, IV, MD
Distinguished UniversityProfessor
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Physiology
Director, Gazes Cardiac Research Institute

25 years at MUSC

"I'm excited about the development of the ChestPainCenter in the Emergency Room, which will help us to promptly diagnose and treat patients with acute coronary sysndromes.  This will greatly enhance our ability to provide the community with state-of-the-art acute cardiac care at the MedicalUniversity and VA Hospitals."

John R. Feussner, MD, MPH
Chairman and Distinguished University Professor

8 years at MUSC

Within the MUSC Department of Medicine we have expanded the traditional tripartite mission of academic medicine to include the Business of Medicine. In addition, the MUSC Excellence initiative has been woven into the fabric of everything we are doing in the Department of Medicine.  At a time when the status quo might be considered acceptable, our Department’s clinical revenue continues to rise, our number of grant applications have increased, new and innovative educational programs are being implemented and everyone is truly working together to accomplish great things!

David G. Hoel, PhD
Distinguished University Professor
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

17 years at MUSC

Andrew S. Kraft, MD
Distinguished University Professor
Director, Hollings Cancer Center
William H. Folk Chair in Experimental Oncology
Professor, Division of Hemtology and Oncology

6 years at MUSC

“Building an NCI-designated Cancer Center has been a true team experience.  Many, many physicians in the Department of Medicine have been essential to the success of this effort.  I am excited about taking the Center to comprehensive status, but more important impacting on the Cancer problem at MUSC and State-wide. Cancer touches us all.”

Richard M. Silver, MD
Distinguished University Proffessor
Director, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology

29 years at MUSC

"Having been at MUSC for 27 years, I have seen great progress in our quest for excellence.  I am particularly proud of the Division's growth and success in all of the traditional spheres of academia: research, education and clinical care."

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