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Department of Pediatrics : Academic Divisions : Surgery : Division History

Dr. Andre HebraThe division of Pediatric Surgery at MUSC was established more than 40 years ago under the leadership of Dr. H. Biemann Othersen. The division has been recognized for its innovative patient care initiatives and significant contributions to the field of children's surgery. Over the years, many new and advanced surgical techniques were developed by surgeons in our division and passed-on to residents and surgeons in-training. We have always been supportive of the educational mission of the medical center and many of our general surgical residents have become successful pediatric surgeons. We strive for excellence in teaching and patient care.

The division of Pediatric Surgery is now under the leadership of Dr. André Hebra, a former graduate of MUSC who obtained his training in Pediatric Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Hebra is a pioneer in the field of minimal access pediatric and robotic surgery and his dynamic leadership combined with excellence in patient care has taken the pediatric surgical services at MUSC to a new level of recognition. The division has developed strong ties to the department of surgery and pediatrics and has foster the growth of the services provided to children in South Carolina at the MUSC Children's Hospital.