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MUSC Children's Hospital

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in three pediatric subspecialties (# 21 in cardiology and heart surgery, # 31 in nephrology, and # 39 in gastroenterology and GI surgery), MUSC Children’s Hospital is a 186-bed facility (including 66 neonatal intensive care unit beds) that admits 6,000 pediatric patients and provides approximately 100,000 outpatient clinic visits every year. It acts as a resource for the state’s children, providing the only pediatric burn center, solid organ-transplant program, blood and marrow transplant program, rheumatology program, and state- and nationally-designated level 1 pediatric trauma center. MUSC Children’s Hospital also has the state’s only pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship program.

Program Highlights

Healing Young Hearts

Pediatric Cardiology

The Children’s Heart Program of South Carolina is providing the state’s children with the best clinical cardiac care.

Taking Aim at Pediatric Diabetes

Taking Aim at Pediatric Diabetes

MUSC Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is improving pediatric patient care through its new diabetes transition program.

Leading the Way in Pediatric Endoscopy


Internationally recognized J. Antonio Quiros, M.D., Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology is leading the way for biliary endoscopy.

Slide Tracheoplasty For Infants with Tracheal Stenosis


Slide tracheoplasty offers hope to children with congenital tracheal stenosis. MUSC physicians David White, M.D., & Scott Bradley, M.D., have performed about a dozen of these operations, all with a good outcome.  


Faculty Leadership

Rita M. Ryan, M.D.

Rita M. Ryan, M.D.

Rita M. Ryan, M.D. is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Science.