Steve Hanish, MD, FACS

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Steve Hanish, MD, FACS

Physician in Charleston, SC
Specialties:Cancer - Liver, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Transplant - Liver
NPI #1699805911

Steve Hanish, MD, FACS

Division Chief, Transplant Surgery; Professor

Steven I. Hanish, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at MUSC, as well as the Division Chief of Transplant Surgery. He specializes in complex surgeries of the liver and bile duct as well as Living Donor Liver Transplant.

Dr. Hanish earned his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and received advanced training in transplant surgery through a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He performed additional training at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, learning the techniques of performing living-donor liver transplantation.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Hanish was recruited to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2013, where, as the director of hepatobiliary surgery, he helped Maryland's liver transplant program become the third largest in the United States. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018 and initiated their Living Donor Liver Program. HIs time at UTSW showed programmatic growth with some of the best outcomes in liver transplantation as well as one of the shortest lengths of stays following transplant.

His clinical focus is on expanding the availability of liver transplant – from both living and deceased donors – to patients who weren't previously eligible for transplant due to their age, obesity, tumor size, or insufficient sobriety time.

A specialist in the full spectrum of hepatobiliary surgery, Dr. Hanish is also highly experienced in repairing injuries to the bile duct, such as those that can occur during gall bladder surgery, as well as complex liver surgery.

His research endeavors focus on liver failure and liver transplant. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of Transplantation Reviews and is an ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of Surgical Oncology, and Liver Transplantation.

Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery
Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Bile duct injuries
  • Liver failure
  • Liver transplant
  • Living donor transplant
  • Fellowship at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation
  • Residency at Duke University School of Medicine, General Surgery
  • Fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery: Research
  • Internship at Duke University School of Medicine, General Surgery
  • Medical School at Indiana University School of Medicine

Insurances Accepted

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My Offices

  • Map of 135 Rutledge Ave in Charleston
    MUSC Health Transplant Clinic at Rutledge Tower
    Primary Office
    135 Rutledge Ave
    1st Floor, 9th Floor
    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
    Map of 135 Rutledge Ave in Charleston


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