Douglas Cassidy, M.D., Joins the MUSC Department of Surgery

Lauren Hooker
September 01, 2023
Doug Cassidy

The MUSC Department of Surgery is excited to announce that Douglas Cassidy, M.D., has joined the Division of Foregut and Metabolic Surgery, where his expertise will help enhance the division’s clinical programs. Dr. Cassidy is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeon specializing in laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic techniques for hernia and benign foregut surgery. He has clinical interests in abdominal wall reconstruction, hernia surgery, and foregut surgery, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), paraesophageal and hiatal hernias, achalasia, and gastroparesis.

Dr. Cassidy collaborates with multi-disciplinary care teams, including gastroenterologists, metabolic and bariatric surgeons, nutritionists and medical weight loss specialists, and plastic surgeons to provide optimal patient care and develop joint patient-physician care decisions for hernia and foregut patients alike.

He earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society. He completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), including a two-year Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellowship, where he published on surgical education and won teaching and mentorship awards from both Harvard Medical School and MGH. He then completed an Advanced GI and Foregut Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at Barnes Jewish Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis.

His research interests include surgical simulation and resident education, and he serves as the Director of Surgical Simulation for the MUSC General Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Cassidy is an active member of several surgical societies, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Association of Surgical Education (ASE), the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS), and the Fellowship Council (FC). Outside of his work, Dr. Cassidy is a former ice hockey player and active triathlete who enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.