Mary Kate Bryant, M.D., MSCR

Physician in Charleston, SC
Specialties:Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
NPI #1174901540

Mary Kate Bryant, M.D., MSCR

Mary Kate Bryant, M.D., MSCR, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeon in the Division of Foregut & Metabolic Surgery. Her clinical interests include bariatric surgery and hernia surgery as well as the treatment of benign esophageal disorders including anti-reflux surgery for patients suffering with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Dr. Bryant is a strong advocate for patient education and seeks to lessen anxieties around metabolic and foregut surgery. She strives to provide outstanding and compassionate care to patients and their families. She has a specific interest in helping bariatric patients access the care they need. Dr. Bryant provides comprehensive care for bariatric patients and performs both laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as therapeutic surgical endoscopy. She holds a dual appointment at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Bryant received her undergraduate degree at the University of South Alabama, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received her medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine before moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for general surgery residency. During her residency training, she completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and won several research awards for her work.

After residency, she completed the Advanced Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship program at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she worked side-by-side with internationally recognized surgeons in minimally invasive surgery and held a position as an acting clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Bryant's research focuses on quality improvement and access to bariatric surgery with the goal of improving patient outcomes. She is also interested in how variations of surgical treatment affect patient outcomes and the impact of shared decision making between patients and surgeons on hernia and foregut surgery. She is the author of dozens of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and her research has been presented at many regional and national meetings.

Dr. Bryant is actively involved in several national surgical societies including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Medical Women's Association.

Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery
Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Benign esophageal disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Therapeutic surgical endoscopy
  • Fellowship at University of Washington: Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellow
  • Fellowship at WakeMed Health and Hospitals: Trauma Research Fellowship
  • Medical School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Master of Science in Public Health
  • Residency at University of North Carolina
  • Medical School at University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Medicine

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My Offices

  • Map of 25 Courtenay Dr in Charleston
    MUSC Health Bariatric Surgery at Ashley River Tower
    Primary Office
    25 Courtenay Dr
    Charleston, SC 29425
    Day of the WeekHours
    Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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