Narrative Biography: Christian J. Streck, MD - June 2008
Dr. Streck is a native of Greensboro, NC and a graduate of Duke University in 1994. He received his M.D. degree in 1999 from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of Tennessee-Memphis in 2006. During his training in General Surgery, Dr. Streck completed a two year Research Fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he focused on the development of novel anti-angiogenic treatment strategies using gene therapy to treat experimental pediatric malignancies. During this time he developed a special interest in the field of Pediatric Surgical Oncology. He subsequently spent two years at the LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where he obtained fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery. During this time he developed an additional interest in minimal access surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery and board eligible in Pediatric Surgery. His faculty appointment at the Medical University of South Carolina is his first.
Dr. Streck has received numerous awards and honors during his training. He was named to the Alpha-Omega-Alpha honorary society as a surgical resident. He has received awards for original basic science research on several occasions including awards from the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He currently has many publications of peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. He enjoys teaching medical students and surgical residents.
Dr. Streck comes to Charleston with his wife Dr. Maria Streck and three children, Allie, Christian and Grant. Dr. Maria Streck plans to establish an MUSC-affiliated pediatric and adult Allergy and Immunology practice in Mt. Pleasant this fall. Both physicians look forward to becoming an integral part in the care of children in the Charleston area.