Guest, Dr David Geier

Guest Name: 
Dr David Geier
Dr. David Geier
Guest Occupation: 
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Author, Speaker
Guest Biography: 

I am an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. I recently started my own practice after spending eight years as Director of MUSC Sports Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

I hold a board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery as well as a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Currently I serve as the Communications Council Chair for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors. I also serve as Chairman of the Publications committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). I serve on the Medical Aspects of Sports committee for the South Carolina Medical Association. I have previously served as the Chairman of the Public Relations committee for AOSSM, the Outreach committee for the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, and the Sports Medicine Evaluation committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Education of healthcare professionals who treat athletes is extremely important to me. Therefore, I am actively involved with sports medicine journals and health publications. I am a member of the editorial board of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine: An Open Access Journal for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Knee Arthroplasty and Outpatient Surgery Magazine. I am a principal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and a reviewer for Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

Professional and other elite athletes provide an amazing opportunity to work with individuals with unmatched strength, speed, and ability. It has been a honor to serve as Chief Tournament Physician for the Family Circle Cup women’s professional tennis tournament for seven years. I have also served as head team physician for the Charleston Battery professional soccer team. I have also served as a physician for USA Rugby and the U.S. women’s national soccer team during their appearances in Charleston. In my sports medicine fellowship, I worked with the medical teams who provided care for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.

In my practice, I treat athletes of all ages and skills levels. While I treat musculoskeletal injuries throughout the body, I particularly focus on knee and shoulder injuries and the arthroscopic surgeries to treat them. I am also especially passionate about youth sports injuries. I work to prevent them in any way I can, both in my practice and through speaking and writing opportunities.

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