Progressnotes - October/November 2012
- About MUSC Health
The Transplant Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)—offering heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, and lung transplantation surgeries—is the only comprehensive organ transplant center in South Carolina, and third overall in the nation among all transplant programs, as ranked by Carechex, a national hospital quality ratings company. With some of the nation’s most experienced transplant surgeons, the Center provides patients with short wait times and short lengths of stay after surgery, state-of-the-art technology, and patient-centered care. As an academic medical center, MUSC participates in many national clinical trials, thus offering the newest therapies and research findings that benefit patients.
National Kidney Registry (NKR), which enrolls living donors and patients in need of a transplant and uses a sophisticated algorithm to find matches.
MUSC's Lung Transplant Program puts the final piece into place for a comprehensive multi-organ transplant center.
Prabhakar K. Baliga is Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, Medical Director of the Transplant Center, Director of the Kidney Transplant Program, and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).