Surgical Team

We’re about more than reconstructing breasts, we’re about restoring lives.

Our Team

Dr. Craigie and Dr. Kline have operated as a team for 20+ years, maintaining an over 99% success rate for microsurgical breast reconstruction procedures. Our patients receive the highest quality care from these expertly-trained, board-certified plastic surgeons, our dedicated office staff, and our hospital team.

Dr. James Craigie

Microsurgical Reconstructive Breast Surgeon

Education: M.D. Medical University of South Carolina; B.S. Erskine College

Residencies: Medical University of South Carolina (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; General Surgery)

Fellowship: Louisiana State University Medical Center

Specialties: Muscle-Sparing Perforator Breast Reconstruction

Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Richard M. Kline Jr.

Microsurgical Reconstructive Breast Surgeon

Education: M.D., Medical University of South Carolina; B.S., Furman University

Residencies: The Cleveland Clinic; Louisiana State University Medical Center

Specialties: Muscle-Sparing Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction

Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

More About Dr. James Craigie

Some of Dr. James Craigie’s earliest memories are of afternoons spent at the hospital with his father, a general surgeon: “I liked to go with him on call and see the things that he did.”

Like his father, Dr. Craigie is now a highly-skilled and accomplished surgeon, completing approximately 100 breast reconstruction surgeries each year. He also performs many of the second and third stage procedures that are standard with breast reconstruction. His constant aim is to utilize state-of-the-art surgical techniques to provide the best possible results for his patients.

Before joining our practice, Dr. Craigie opened a general plastic surgery practice in North Carolina and completed advanced training in micro-vascular breast reconstruction in New Orleans with Dr. Robert Allen. He is one of a limited number of doctors who can perform these specialized procedures that are considered the “gold standard” in the field of breast reconstruction. “To do this complicated surgery, you have to have extensive training and a strong commitment,” Dr. Craigie says. “We saw a real need for this procedure, that many women could be helped.”

Dr. Craigie is a resident of James Island, SC, and he is married with two children.

More About Dr. Richard M. Kline Jr.

Dr. Kline trained in microsurgery with Dr. Robert Allen, the pioneer of DIEP, SIEA, and GAP perforator flap breast reconstruction, as a plastic surgery resident at LSU. Dr. Kline says when discussing this time, “We knew that [Dr. Allen] was on to something very exciting, but I doubt anyone back then foresaw just how sought after those procedures would become.”

After completing this training, Dr. Kline spent several years in full-time academic surgical practice, beginning at LSU in New Orleans. He then worked at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he performed the first successful DIEP flap in the southeastern United States. He entered private practice in 2000, and the practice rapidly became a regional referral center for complex microsurgical reconstruction. The practice has since evolved to focus almost exclusively on microsurgical breast reconstruction. “Our passion is restoring women’s body image after mastectomy using only their own natural tissue. We and our entire staff feel very privileged to be able to use our skills to help so many people in this way,” explains Dr. Kline.

Dr. Kline is a Charleston native and lives near his childhood home and his parents. He met his wife Elizabeth, a thoracic surgeon, in the operating room. They now have two children: their daughter Bellamy and their son Mahlon.

Lindsey Weaver, FNP–C

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Lindsey is a nationally-certified and state-licensed Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2010, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later received her Master of Science in Nursing from Francis Marion University in 2015.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Lindsey cared for cardiac, preoperative, and postoperative patients as a critical care registered nurse for 6 years. She is committed to establishing lasting relationships with her patients and providing exceptional care.

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family.

Audrey Rowen, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Audrey is a nationally-certified and state-licensed Physician Assistant. She completed her PA education and training at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016. While at MUSC, Audrey participated in many interdisciplinary activities, including the Presidential Scholars Program and the Inter-Professional Fellowship. She also competed in the Clarion Competition at the national level.

As a Physician Assistant, Audrey strives to empower her patients by educating them fully on their conditions and delivering excellent care.

Her hobbies include fishing, riding her bicycle, reading crime novels, and playing piano, flute & French horn.

Meghan Dixon, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

In 2020, Meghan received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Georgia. She then moved on to complete her Physician Assistant education and training at Charleston Southern University in 2022.

As a PA student, Meghan chose to do a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery clinical rotation to gain hands-on experience in this field. She completed this rotation at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction with our surgeons and medical staff.

During her time at our office, Meghan enjoyed learning about our surgical and clinical work with natural breast reconstruction. She really appreciated our mission and found our goal of restoring women’s confidence worthwhile. As an optimist, she has dedicated herself to supporting our patients throughout their reconstruction journey.

Meghan now lives in Charleston, and as a beach lover, this is a nice place to be. She also enjoys playing tennis and walking her dog Cori the Corgi.