From the Chairman

Thomas G. Di Salvo, M.D., MPH, MBA
November 02, 2020
Thomas G. Di Salvo

Gratitude unlocks the bounty in life!  One of the joys of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to thank you for all that you do and to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Holidays are commemorations of special occasions and the new year is the celebration of another year to improve oneself. Trying to keep the holidays in perspective and remember the original meaning and the meaning that they have for you, your family, and friends can be a challenge, especially in the new world of COVID-19.  Holidays only come once a year, so let’s remember to focus on what is meaningful and healthful for you and your family during this season. And, yes, do enjoy them.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone, including those of us here at the MUSC Health Heart and Vascular Center. But thanks to your friendship, confidence, and support, we have been able to meet this challenge head-on and emerge even stronger and more resilient.  That means families in our state can continue to depend on the center as a leading source of groundbreaking research and innovative care, provided by some of the most skilled and dedicated health care professionals in the country. 

As we continue to coexist with COVID-19, please know that MUSC and the MUSC Health Heart and Vascular Center is here for you and all who may need us.

Thank you again and stay well!

Thomas G. Di Salvo, M.D., MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Volpe SmartState® Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Biomarker Development and Molecular Proteomics
Director, Division of Cardiology
Director, Heart and Vascular Integrated Center of Excellence