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James Craigie, MD

James E. Craigie, MD


James Island


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


Medical University of South Carolina; fellowship, Louisiana State University Medical Center


Breast reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgeries, body contouring, facial cosmetic surgery, reconstruction following surgery for skin cancer


American Board of Plastic Surgery


Wife, Diane Craigie (an artist and interior designer), and two young children, Connor and Caroline

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 100-150 breast reconstruction surgeries each year, along with all types of cosmetic and post-cancer reconstructive surgeries. “My main goal is to help people, and I’m excited to do that through the diversity and creative potential of plastic surgery,”

His constant aim is to bring state-of-the-art techniques to patients in Charleston — along with the best possible results. “I’m fortunate to be passionate about my career and to work with people who share the same enthusiasm for plastic surgery.”

Before joining East Cooper Plastic Surgery, Dr. Craigie opened a general plastic surgery practice in North Carolina and completed advanced training in micro-vascular breast reconstruction (for women who’ve had a mastectomy). He is one of a handful 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 there was a real need for this procedure, that many women could be helped.”

Dr. Craigie and his wife, Diane, live on James Island with their two young children. Diane’s mother, a breast cancer survivor for over 30 years, lives nearby.

American Society of Plastic SurgeonsJoint Commission National Quality Approval