C. David Geier Jr., M.D.
Sports Medicine Specialist,
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Dr. Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest University. After completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the world-famous Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as team physician at Washington University in St. Louis and assisted in the orthopaedic care of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He returned to Charleston in 2005 and created the MUSC Sports Medicine program. He served as the Director of the MUSC Sports Medicine program from 2005 until June 2013.
He has served as the Head Team Physician for the Charleston Battery soccer team and Chief Tournament Physician for the Family Circle Cup women’s professional tennis tournament. He has served as orthopaedic consultant for professional and elite sports teams, including the United States Women’s Soccer team and the Eagles USA Rugby National team. He also serves as the head team physician for many area high schools and is the head physician for many recreational sports teams and leagues.
He gives talks to athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers throughout the area, and he frequently presents orthopaedic sports medicine talks at educational meetings across the country. His sports medicine interests include shoulder and elbow injuries in throwing and overhead athletes, pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, and sports injury prevention.
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Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified, July 15, 2008
Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Awarded November 5, 2009
2004 – 2005 Sports Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
2000 – 2004 University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee.
1999 – 2000 General Surgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee.
1995 – 1999 M.D. Medical University of South Carolina
1991 – 1999 B.A. Economics, Wake Forest University – graduated Magna Cum Laude
Chairman, AOSSM Public Relations Committee (July 2011)
Steering Committee Member, STOP Sports Injuries Campaign (2011-present)
Member, AAOS Sports Medicine Evaluation Subcommittee (2010-present)
Member, AOSSM Technology Committee (2008-2012)
Member, AOSSM Public Relations Committee (2007-2011)
Member, SCMA Medical Aspects of Sports Committee (2009-present)
Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2009-present)
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2010-present)
Member, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (2012-present)
Member, Southern Orthopaedic Association (2010-present)
Member, South Carolina Medical Association (2009-present)
Member, Charleston County Medical Society (2005-present)
Member, Willis C. Campbell Club (2005-present)
Member, American College of Sports Medicine (2005-2013)
Associate Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (2005-2013)
Principal Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine
Reviewer, Sports Health
Editorial Board, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine: An Open Access Journal for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Knee Arthroplasty
Editorial Board, Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Member, National Society of Newspaper Columnists
2013 Jupiter Award for individual excellence in public relations, communications and social media, South Carolina Public Relations Society of America
2011 America’s Top Orthopedists
2011 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century
2010 Industry Leader to Know by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review
2010 Man of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare
2010 Great Minds of the 21st Century
2009 Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2007 William Carter, Jr. Health Awareness Award
1999 Alpha Omega Alpha
1996 AHEC Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program Fellowship
1996 MUSC Mental Health Coalition Summer Fellowship
1995 Phi Beta Kappa
1994 Omicron Delta Epsilon – International Honor Society for Economics