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Lucas A. McDuffie, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, School of Medicine

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About me

Dr. Lucas McDuffie is a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon at the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. 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. Dr. McDuffie’s research interests are childhood cancer, specifically chest, abdominal and pelvic tumors.

Dr. McDuffie completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at Indiana University. 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 clinical journal articles related to surgical oncology and pediatric surgery. He serves as a reviewer for medical and surgical journals and has written medical textbook 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, 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. He utilizes a minimally invasive approach to operations to maximize recovery and minimize postoperative pain. His goal is to get patients and their families back to a healthy, normal life following surgery as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Outside of work, Dr. McDuffie enjoys spending time with family and friends. He has a variety of outdoor hobbies, and two children that he tries to involve in those hobbies whenever possible. His wife is an incredible cook and published cookbook author/photographer, so he frequently gets to be her test audience.

Expertise: pediatric general and thoracic surgery
Special Interests: pediatric cancer surgery, pediatric trauma care, neonatal surgery, chest wall deformities

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 2011, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Internship

    • General Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine 2012
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine 2018
  • Fellowship

    • Surgical Oncology Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, 2016
    • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University School of Medicine, 2020
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2019
    • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, 2021
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