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Kevin Roggin, MD, General Surgery, Charleston, SC

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General Surgery Charleston, SC

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreas, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

Division Chief, Surgical Oncology; Clinical Director, Surgical Oncology; Professor, Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston

Overview of Dr. Roggin

Dr. Kevin Roggin is a distinguished surgical oncologist, scholar, and educator. He specializes in the surgical treatment of complex upper gastrointestinal tract and hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) cancers. He is an innovator and expert in robotic surgery. He has introduced robotic approaches to many complex surgical oncology procedures: robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure) and distal pancreatectomy, robotic radical cholecystectomy, robotic liver surgery, robotic duodenal and small bowel resection, and robotic gastric surgery. He helped develop a robust multidisciplinary program for the management of CDH1 gene mutations carriers and has performed over 25 minimally invasive risk-reducing total gastrectomy operations over the last four years.

As the Division Chief of Surgical Oncology at MUSC, Dr. Roggin will enhance the division’s clinical programs, creating collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches to liver, pancreas, and biliary disease and expanding the HIPEC, endocrine, and breast programs. He will also serve as Clinical Director for Surgical Oncology at the Hollings Cancer Center, working closely with the Hollings ICCE leadership to grow these key clinical areas.

A nationally recognized leader in surgical oncology, Dr. Roggin has served two three-year terms on the Executive Council of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and as Chair of the SSO Training Committee. He has over 18 years of experience as a surgical educator at the University of Chicago Medicine, including 12 years as the General Surgery Program Director. In 2019, he was honored with the inaugural Program Director of the Year Award. He is a Master Educator in the Academy of Medical Educators at the Pritzker School of Medicine, a member of the Gold Humanism and Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Societies, was named as a Senior Faculty Scholar in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, and won the UC Biological Sciences Division Distinguished Educator Award in 2015.

Education & Training

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship, Complex General Surgical Oncology, 2003 - 2005
  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    University of Alabama Medical CenterResidency, Surgery, 2000 - 2003
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityResidency, Surgery, 1996 - 2000
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of MedicineClass of 1996
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    University of Michigan-Ann ArborB.A., Political Science, With Distinction, 1988 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 2023 - 2025
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2003 - 2006
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2000 - 2003
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Program Director of the Year University of Chicago Medicine, 2018-2019
  • Senior Distinguished Educator Award University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, 2015
  • Gold Humanism Honors Society 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters


  • Characteristics of Highly Ranked Applicants to General Surgery Residency Programs (Oral Presentation)
    SC Stain, JR Hiatt, KE Deveney, LD Britt, SW Ashley, A Ata, JM Galante, KK Roggin, RA Moore, EC Ellison, New England Surgical Meeting, 1/1/2013
  • Predicting Unfavorable Outcome in Non-Functional Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Oral Presentation)
    J Cherenfant, S Stock, M Gage, H Du, T Thurow, M Odeleye, S Schimpke, K Kaul, C Hall, I Lamzabi, P Gattuso, D Winchester, R Marsh, K Roggin, D Bentrem, M Baker, R Prin..., Central Surgical Annual Meeting, 1/1/2013
  • Tumor grade, not extent of resection, is associated with survival in patients with duodenal neuroendocrine tumors (Plenary Session Oral Presentation)
    B Untch, L Tang, K Bonner, K Roggin, Y Fong, P Allen, M D’Angelica, R DeMatteo, W Jarnigan, P Kingham, SSAT Annual Meeting, 1/1/2013
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  • Fellows Institute (Invited Speaker and Panelist) 
    Phoenix, AZ - 1/1/2014
  • Surgical Sub-Specialties 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2014
  • UME-GME Transition (Invited Panelist) 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2013
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  • Pancreatic Cancer 
    Roggin KK, ABC-WLS Healthbeat segment

Press Mentions

  • Surgical Robot Can Reduce Pain from Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
    Surgical Robot Can Reduce Pain from Pancreatic Cancer SurgeryApril 3rd, 2018
  • Validating the Electronic Cardiac Arrest Risk Triage (eCART) Score for Risk Stratification of Surgical Inpatients in the Postoperative Setting: Retrospective Cohort Study
    Validating the Electronic Cardiac Arrest Risk Triage (eCART) Score for Risk Stratification of Surgical Inpatients in the Postoperative Setting: Retrospective Cohort StudyJanuary 16th, 2018
  • Simple Tests to Make a Scary-Sounding Pancreas Surgery Go Smoothly
    Simple Tests to Make a Scary-Sounding Pancreas Surgery Go SmoothlyFebruary 10th, 2016


  • Representative for HPB, ACS, Owen H Wangensteen Scientific Forum Committee 2016 - Present
  • Chair, Society of Surgical Oncology Training Committee 2014 - 2016
  • Member, APDS Research Committee 2013 - 2016
  • Councilor-at-Large, Society of Surgical Oncology Executive Council 2013 - 2016
  • Vice Chair, Society of Surgical Oncology Training Committee 2011 - 2013

Research History

  • Armand D. Versaci Research Scholar in Surgical Sciences Award, Brown University, Providence, RIMentor: Thomas F. Tracy Jr. MD FACS1998 - 2000

Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
    Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Sagamore Health Plus
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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