Dr. Aaron Lesher maintains a comprehensive practice in pediatric surgery, treating neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent surgical conditions, including ECMO, anorectal anomalies, thoracic surgery, pectus excavatum, esophageal atresia, and many other congenital and acquired anomalies.
Dr. Lesher’s primary leadership role in the children’s hospital is Pediatric Burn Medical Director. Working alongside the adult burn program, Dr. Lesher and colleagues have created a Comprehensive Burn Center, bringing the full breadth of care to burned children, including innovative regenerative medicine, minimally invasive burn wound debridement, and reconstruction. He runs the burn clinic and performs a wide variety of burn wound care procedures. Dr. Lesher leads an expert burn team, comprised of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, child life, critical care, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and many others aimed to improve the lives of burn-injured children.
Dr. Lesher also runs the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at MUSC. Focusing on the unique needs of this vulnerable teenage population, Dr. Lesher performs advanced minimally-invasive surgery for obese teens and works with a specialized team of adolescent psychologists, obesity medicine doctors, dietitians, and gastroenterologists who provide the full breadth of expertise needed to deliver optimal care for this population. MUSC is one of the only adolescent bariatric programs in the Southeast accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
When not at the hospital, Dr. Lesher can be found spending time with his wife and his two children. He enjoys playing the piano and sings in the church choir.