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Office of Strategy and External Affairs


The Office of Strategy and External Affairs works to advance MUSC’s vision and mission through:

  • thoughtful and innovative strategic planning as well as
  • meaningful collaborations and partnerships with external stakeholders ranging from global industry leaders to state and local partners.

The team is dedicated to understanding where the health care industry is headed and ensuring MUSC is Leading Health Innovation for the Lives We Touch.


  • Lead health system strategic planning
  • Lead enterprise external affairs (strategic partnerships and outreach)
  • Oversee OneMUSC development and implementation; serve as a resource for other enterprise and university strategic planning as needed/requested
David J. Cole, M.D., FACS“As the leading academic health sciences center in South Carolina, MUSC’s purpose must be to pursue innovations and collaborations that allow us to change the future for the lives we touch. The Office of External Affairs plays a critical role in aligning MUSC with partners that have a shared vision to transform education, research and patient care.”

— David J. Cole, M.D., FACS
President, Medical University of South Carolina

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Economic Impact of MUSC

Since its founding in 1824, MUSC has become a major economic driver for the state of South Carolina and the Tri-county region. MUSC not only supports a sizable volume of economic activity through its role as a major employer that invests heavily in multiple regions across the state, it also plays a key role in educating future providers, supporting the health care needs of the community and driving cutting-edge innovation and research.

Our Strategic Partners

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Our Strategic Collaborations

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