Our Team

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

Our Team

Dr. James Craigie

Home: James Island

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

Residencies: Medical University of South Carolina; Fellowship. Louisiana State University Medical Center

Specialties: Muscle sparing Breast reconstruction with the patient’s own fatty tissue

Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Personal: Married with two children

Dr. Richard M. Kline Jr.

Home: James Island

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

Residencies: The Cleveland Clinic, Louisiana State University Medical Center

Specialties: Perforator flap breast reconstruction

Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Personal: Married with two children

More About Dr. James Craigie

Some of Dr. James Craigie’s earliest memories are of afternoons spent at hospitals with his father, a general surgeon. “I liked to go with him on call and see the things that he did,” Dr. Craigie says. Today, Dr. Craigie is an accomplished surgeon himself, conducting approximately 100 breast reconstruction surgeries each year, along with all types of body contouring and cosmetic breast surgery that is part of the process of breast reconstruction. “As plastic surgeon’s we use techniques that are often cosmetic in nature but included as part of the reconstructive process. My main goal is to help people,” he says.

His constant aim is to bring state-of-the-art techniques and the best possible results. 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 perform the specialized surgery, considered the “gold standard” in breast reconstruction techniques. “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.”

More About Dr. Richard M. Kline Jr.

Dr. Kline trained in microsurgery with Dr. Robert Allen, who was pioneering the DIEP, SIEA, and GAP flaps at LSU while Dr. Kline was a plastic surgery resident. “We knew that he (Dr. Allen) was on to something very exciting,” remembers Dr. Kline, “but I doubt anyone back then foresaw just how sought-after those procedures would become.”

After completing his training, Dr. Kline spent several years in full-time academic surgical practice, first at LSU in New Orleans, then at the Medical University of South Carolina, during which time 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” says Dr. Kline “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.”

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

Lindsey Weaver, FNP–C

Lindsey is a nationally board certified and state licensed Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2010 she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina were she received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She later received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Francis Marion University in 2015.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Lindsey was a critical care registered nurse for 6 years where she cared for cardiac, pre-, and post-operative patients. As an Advanced Practice Provider, Lindsey is committed to establishing lasting relationships with her patients, providing them with quality, safe, and satisfying care.

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

Audrey Rowen, PA-C

Audrey is a nationally certified Physician Assistant. completed her PA training and education at the Medical University of South Carolina in August 2016. While at MUSC, Audrey participated in many inter-disciplinary activities including the Presidential Scholars Program, the Inter-professional Fellowship, and 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 yearns to deliver excellent care.

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

Leah Bueneman, PA-C

Leah is a board-certified physician assistant. She earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is committed to providing compassionate and high quality patient care.

When not in the office, you can find Leah at the beach, practicing yoga or playing with her french bulldog, Brie.

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