Dr. Lucas McDuffie is a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon at the state-of-the art MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. McDuffie cares for children with a wide range of surgical problems, ranging in severity from appendicitis and hernias, to patients with complex congenital anomalies and childhood cancer. He is also part of the pediatric weight-loss surgery team, along with a special focus on pediatric burn care.
Dr. McDuffie completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent an additional two years training in oncologic surgery and research at the National Cancer Institute at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. During this time, he won numerous research and teaching awards, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has presented his research at national surgical conferences, and has published numerous scientific and clinic journal articles related to surgical oncology and pediatric surgery. He serves as a reviewer for medical and surgical journals, and has written medical textbook book chapters on various subjects in surgery. Dr. McDuffie completed his fellowship in Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University in Indianapolis, where he trained to perform both minimally invasive and open operations for all pediatric general and thoracic surgical conditions.
Dr. McDuffie's primary focus is providing state-of-the-art surgical care to children in an environment where families play an active, collaborative role in decision-making regarding the care of their children. When your child needs surgery, it can be an intimidating situation--Dr. McDuffie wants to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible with the care of your child. He and his team work closely with families to decide on an individualized plan for the care of their child.
Dr. McDuffie’s research interests are childhood cancer, specifically chest, abdominal, and pelvic tumors. His clinical interests are broad and include minimally invasive surgery and open surgery for a variety of conditions in the chest and abdomen, including congenital lung lesions, mediastinal tumors, thoracic tumors, abdominal tumors, minimally-invasive pectus excavatum repair, surgical management of pectus carinatum, minimally-invasive colorectal surgery, anorectal malformations, neonatal surgery, Hirschprung disease, inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, neck masses, weight-loss surgery, burn surgery, and trauma surgery.