Professionals

National Search for New GI Division Chief

Mark Payne, M.D. has stepped down as Chief of the GI/Hepatology division after 20 years of service. A national search has started for his replacement under the chairmanship of Dr. David Mahvi, who can be contacted at mahvi@musc.edu. Don Rockey, Chair of Medicine, is acting in the interim.

Upcoming Conferences

Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Bioengineering Auditorium, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC

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Fellowship Training

Our three-year fellowship program provides strong clinical and research training in gastroenterology and hepatology. The first 18-24 months are on general luminal, biliary-pancreatic and liver services. The remaining months are used for more specialized training, tailored to an individual fellow's needs, aptitudes and wishes.

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Short-Term Attachments

We welcome interested visitors as "observers" for periods of one week to a maximum of one year. Visitors must have successfully completed a certified G.I. program/fellowship. Be aware that there we can not offer hands-on clinical activity outside the standard fellowship and advanced fellowship programs.

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Advanced Endoscopy Training

We offer one-year programs for advanced training, focusing on highly technical procedures such as EUS and ERCP. We have recently enhanced one of our 4th-year training positions to provide both EUS and ERCP training, as well as exposure to other advanced procedures.

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Our Commitment

Professional development is a core function of the MUSC Digestive Disease Center, with emphasis placed on the number of actual cases performed under the guidance of our dedicated faculty members. We are committed to, and take immense pride in, developing competent specialists whom are able to create their own centers of learning around the country.

News Items

MUSC Physician Wins Distinguished Educator Award

Photo of Dr. Brenda J. Hoffman
Dr. Brenda J. Hoffman

MUSC’s Dr. Brenda J. Hoffman, was the recipient of the 2017 ASGE Distinguished Educator Award presented at this years’ Digestive Disease Week conference held from May 6-9 in Chicago, Illinois.

According to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), this award recognizes the contributions of physician educators and their involvement with trainee education, development, or participation in endoscopy seminars or national postgraduate courses, published scholarly reviews, or published educational materials, including videos.

Group photo at DDW 2017 with Dr. Brenda Hoffman Group photo at DDW 2017 with Dr. Brenda Hoffman
Group photo at DDW 2017 with
Dr. Brenda Hoffman front-and-center.

"I am very much honored to [have received] this award," Dr. Hoffman stated. "The most important part of my career has been the training of gastroenterology fellows. I enjoy seeing their development over time, and it makes me extremely happy to see them succeed. This award is a validation that I spent my career well."

Dr. Hoffman, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Digestive Health Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence at MUSC, has clinical interests in endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoscopic mucosal resection, ablative therapy for Barrett's esophagus, and capsule endoscopy. Her clinical research interests are in endoscopic intervention and prevention and control.