Dr. Lockett works both at MUSC as a surgical oncologist and Vice Chair of Veteran’s Affairs and at the Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs hospital where he serves as Chief of Surgical Services. He has multiple national and regional roles focused on improving the quality and value of surgical care. He is the Surgeon Lead for the South Carolina Surgical Quality Collaborative and works as the Chief Surgical Consultant for Veterans Integrated Service Network 7 (Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina). He is a member of the Department of Veteran's Affairs General Surgery Advisory Board and serves on the By-Laws Committee of the Association of VA Surgeons. His primary areas of surgical expertise include the management of breast cancer / breast diseases and minimally invasive surgery. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in both surgical oncology and general surgery.
Dr. Lockett has a strong interest in surgical education, surgical quality evaluation, and quality management. He served as the Surgical Residency Program Director at East Tennessee State University before joining MUSC. He is the recipient of multiple resident teaching awards and has been an invited speaker at regional and national meetings. He currently serves as the Chair of MUSC’s Postgraduate Surgical Education committee. He is also a member of MUSC’s Surgical Leadership Council, Quality Committee, Research Committee, and is a board member for the Curtis P Artz Surgical Society. Within the VA, Dr. Lockett chairs or participates in multiple local and regional committees including the Academic Partnership Council, Clinical Executive Board, local and VISN Surgical workgroups, Peer Review Committee, Invasive Procedures Committee, and the Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning workgroup.