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Support the Department of Medicine

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Medicine at MUSC. Each day we strive to train the next generation of physicians, improve patient care and conduct groundbreaking research. But our work would not be possible without valued donors such as you. 

There are many philanthropic opportunities to support our mission, and each gift to the department makes an impact on our daily efforts. We hope that you will partner with us to advance education, expand research and improve excellence in patient care.

You may direct a gift to our Department of Medicine Research and Education fund, which benefits our most pressing needs in the department, or you may designate to a fund of your choice.

Current Philanthropic Priorities

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex problem requiring visits to many different specialists – medical, behavioral and sometimes surgical. The IBD Medical Home’s mission is to simplify this journey for patients, centralizing their care in a way that is seamless, easy to navigate and designed to achieve the best possible outcomes. Donations to the Gastroenterology Research & Education fund will support this important initiative.

The Juanmanuel Gomez Education Fund was established in 2014 in honor of Dr. Gomez and his many contributions to the Division of Infectious Diseases. This fund helps support lectures and continuing medical education programs related to infectious diseases and international health initiatives.

An endowed professorship will allow MUSC the opportunity to recognize the contributions and achievements of Dr. Brzezinski while honoring his commitment to academic medicine by supporting a junior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. This professorship would serve as a permanent reminder of Dr. Brzezinski’s commitment to scholarly and clinical excellence while furthering the educational mission of the university.

Susan Pearlstine established the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence through a generous donation to MUSC. While seeking treatment, she noted the immediate need for comprehensive services for herself and others. In the United States, almost 50 percent of patients require four or more physician visits before a diagnosis of sarcoidosis is made. With mortality rates from sarcoidosis increasing, and with South Carolina having the fourth highest sarcoidosis-related mortality in the United States, the critical need for comprehensive service provision was clear.