Pediatric Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Surgery provides the finest in patient care for children from the newborn stage through late adolescence. The unique nature of medical and surgical care of children requires rigorous residency and fellowship training.

In the Division of Pediatric Surgery, we collaborate with pediatric anesthesia, emergency medicine, ICU, gastroenterology and other pediatric subspecialists. We also work closely with specialty nursing staff, physical and occupational therapy, child life experts and other MUSC Children’s Hospital resources to provide high quality, patient-focused care.

Over the years, many new and advanced surgical techniques were developed by surgeons in our division and passed-on to residents and surgeons in-training.

  • This year, we received ACS Level 1 Children's Surgery Verification
  • Nationally accredited Program to perform weight loss surgery on adolescents
  • #1 Children's Hosptial in SC 
  • Pediatric ECMO platinum-level Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)

Meet our faculty and learn about their areas of expertise.

Chris Streck MD 

Christian Streck, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Professor of Surgery
General Surgery Residency Education Program Director 

Robert Cina MD 

Robert Cina, M.D. 

Professor of Surgery
Director for Pediatric Surgical Quality

Aaron Cunningham, MD 

Aaron Cunningham, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Laura Hollinger MD 

Laura Hollinger, M.D

Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director of ECMO Program

Aaron Lesher MD

Aaron Lesher, M.D. MSCR

Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director for Outpatient Telehealth Consultation

Rohit Mittal, MD 

Rohit Mittal, M.D. 

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Pediatric Burn Medical Director

Dennis Vane, MD 

Dennis Vane, M.D.

Professor of Surgery


H. Biemann Othersen, Jr, M.D.

Professor Emeritus

Dr Smith 

Charles Smith, M.D. 

Affiliate Associate Professor