Lucas Aaron McDuffie, MD

Lucas Aaron McDuffie, MD

Physician in Charleston, SC
Specialties: Pediatric Surgery
NPI #1710269261

Lucas Aaron McDuffie, MD

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.

Board Certifications: Pediatric Surgery, Surgery

My Offices

  • Map of 2250 Mall Drive in North Charleston
    MUSC Children's Health R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion
    2250 Mall Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29406
    Day of the WeekHours
    Monday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    After Hours Care M-F 3 PM - 10 PM, Weekends & Holidays 12 PM - 7 PM; Pharmacy M-F 7 AM - 3 PM; Blood Draw/Phlebotomy M-F 7:30 AM - 3 PM; Imaging M-F 7 AM - 5 PM

Insurances Accepted

Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Surgical management of traumatic injuries and burns
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Childhood obesity
  • Children's cancer
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Pediatric burns
  • Pediatric lung disease
  • English
  • Male

My Videos

Get Vaccinated Today

Have you gotten your vaccine yet? COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing severe infection. Find a vaccination clinic near you.