A summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Lauren S. Matthews, MD, earned her Doctor of Medicine from USC and completed her residency at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital/USC School of Medicine in Columbia, providing clinical care for patients in a variety of care settings, including pediatric and neonatal intensive care, newborn nursery, pediatric emergency care and subspecialty clinics.
Dr. Matthews also served as chief resident at USC, acting as a liaison between residents and the program director, coordinating resident schedules, attending operational committee meetings and participating in an organizational leadership series. Additionally, she collaborated with senior residents and interns on the development of a mentoring program and served as chair of the Pediatric Residency Recruitment Committee. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and South Carolina Medical Association, she has additional certifications in neonatal resuscitation and pediatric advanced life support.
Dr. Matthews joins the board-certified physicians and nurse practitioner at Lexington Pediatric Practice to offer a full range of child-health services, including routine checkups, vaccinations, diagnostic services and minor procedures. As the first pediatric practice in the town of Lexington, Lexington Pediatric Practice has served the community for more than 20 years.