Cynthia Talley, M.D., FACS is an acute care surgeon at MUSC Health who specializes in trauma surgery, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care. Dr. Talley is highly trained and has extensive knowledge of surgical procedures and how to manage different types of injuries. Dr. Talley’s philosophy is to deliver compassionate care to patients with acute illness and injury and their families. Fellowship-trained in acute care surgery, Dr. Talley is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and has clinical expertise in treating injuries from trauma and providing quality ICU care. Her particular niche is ultrasound-guided bedside procedures and ICU care.
Dr. Talley serves many leadership roles both at MUSC and within professional medical and surgical organizations. Dr. Talley is vice chair of education for the MUSC Department of Surgery, where she developed our future surgical leaders program. Outside the walls of MUSC, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), is president-elect of the SC chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and chair of the Member Service Committee of the Young Fellows Association (YFA) of the ACS. In addition, Dr. Talley trains EMS, nurses, and the community regarding trauma and disaster medicine.
Dr. Talley is fellowship-trained in acute care surgery from Vanderbilt University. She completed her surgical residency at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and her medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. Prior to joining MUSC, she was a trauma surgeon at the University of Kentucky.