People from across the Southeast and the country come to seek the medical expertise of Charleston area doctors. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) attracts leading international researchers in cancer care, cardiology and pediatrics, among other specialties, and trains the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.

Nationally-ranked hospitals within the Roper St. Francis system and smaller community hospitals across the region draw doctors trained at the most distinguished institutions in the country. Trident Health’s Emergency Department Director recently earned a national distinguished recognition award as director of the year.

An emphasis on wellness, prevention and healthy living comes with the territory, given our region’s abundant outdoor recreation, fitness and health-related activities, as well as our numerous farmers markets and ready supply of fresh, local seafood, vegetables and fruits, and organic produce.

Charleston is a globally competitive and highly attractive city for life science talent. We have more than 300+ medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, research laboratories, and service companies. With a growing IT community, Class A office space with research and lab capabilities, acres of real estate suitable for advanced manufacturing, and over $284M in yearly research funding at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston provides the ingredients for success at all phases of a company’s growth.

Learn more about the region’s LIFE SCIENCES sector.