Robert A. Cina, M.D.

Accepting New Patients
Degree M.D.
School Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery: Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Neonatal anorectal malformations
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Congenital chest wall deformaties
  • Congenital pulmonary airway malformations
  • Pectus excavatum
Accepts New Patients Yes


Summey Medical Pavilion
2250 Mall Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406
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Children's Hospital
10 McClennan Banks Drive
Charleston, SC 29425
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Children's Health Specialty Care Mount Pleasant
2705 Highway 17, Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
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Dr. Robert Cina a board-certified pediatric surgeon in Charleston, South Carolina.  He maintains a comprehensive practice in pediatric general and non-cardiac thoracic surgery covering a wide range of clinical conditions spanning from prenatal concerns, congenital anomalies, neonatal surgery, pediatric acute care surgery, congenital chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum), and pediatric surgical oncology.  With training in advanced pediatric minimally invasive surgery, he always seeks to develop a holistic treatment plan collaboratively with his patients to accomplish their goals.  His area of interest is the care of complex congenital colorectal conditions including Hirschsprung Disease and imperforate anus

Dr. Cina received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Creighton in 1998.  He completed his internship and residency with the Beth Israel Deaconess Surgical Service at Harvard Medical School in 2006.  During this time, he spent a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital working under Dr. David Sachs.  He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) where he learned advanced minimally invasive surgical technique.

Dr. Cina joined MUSC in 2008.  He is passionate about improving the quality of care children receive through research and process improvement.  He currently serves as the Director for Pediatric Surgical Quality at SJCH and was recognized for his persistent dedication to improving safety and quality as Medical Director of the Quarter in June 2016. His research interests include surgical quality improvement, opioid stewardship, and Hirschsprung disease.