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Cynthia Talley MD

Cynthia L Talley MD

Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Surgery
Academic Focus
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures and Resuscitation
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Dr. Cynthia Talley is an Acute Care Surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and currently serves as the Department of Surgery Vice-Chair of Education.  She joined the MUSC practice in 2018.  She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, followed by General Surgery Residency from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  Her Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship was completed at Vanderbilt University.  She also completed a Surgical Education Research Fellowship from the Association for Surgical Education.  Dr. Talley is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons in General Surgery and Surgery Critical Care.  

Dr. Talley’s special interests are Trauma Surgery and Education, and she directs the MUSC Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program.  On a national level, Dr. Talley has contributed to several organizations: Board Member of Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), Executive Council member of the Young Fellows Association (YFA) Governing Council for the American College of Surgeons (ACS), State Vice-Chair for the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the ACS, and President-Elect of the South Carolina Chapter of ACS. 

Now as Vice-Chair of Education at MUSC, Dr. Talley revamped the Grand Rounds structure, spear-headed expansion of our training programs, and developed the innovative 5-year Future Surgical Leaders program for residents and fellows.