Dr. Laura Hollinger is a board-certified pediatric surgeon in Charleston, South Carolina who maintains a comprehensive practice in pediatric general surgery covering a wide range of clinical areas including congenital anomalies, neonatal surgery, prenatal consultations, pediatric trauma and emergency care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), and minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair. She treats patients across the spectrum of pediatric general surgery including hernias, ovarian disorders, and cancer, and performs surgeries in a minimally invasive manner. Dr Hollinger's treatment philosophy is to treat every patient as though they were her own in a patient-centered approach.
Dr Hollinger received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and then her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston at the McGovern Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, including a two-year research fellowship where she studied critical illness and the distant organ effects of kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury. Dr Hollinger completed her fellowship training in pediatric surgery in 2017 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. While in Houston, her training included both open and minimally invasive approaches to neonatal and pediatric general surgical diseases.
Dr Hollinger joined MUSC as an assistant professor of surgery in 2017. Her primary leadership role at the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital is as Medical Director of the pediatric ECMO program where she leads a team of experts in neonatal and pediatric critical illness. Through their comprehensive multidisciplinary approach and dedication to exceptional patient care, the Pediatric ECMO program achieved the Platinum Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support, a designation held by only the top tier of children's hospitals across the United States. Her research interests include congenital diaphragmatic hernia, prenatal consultation, and pediatric ECMO support during critical illness.