Charles Reitman, MD

Physician in Charleston, SC
Specialties:Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery
Rating 4.7
(229 Reviews)
NPI #1487734802

Charles Alan Reitman, MD

Vice Chairman, Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine; Co-Director, Spine Center

Dr. Charles Reitman attended physical therapy school at the University of California San Francisco and was in private practice in Sacramento, CA, for 12 years. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center, where he also completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship training in spine surgery. Upon completing residency and fellowship training, Dr. Reitman accepted a faculty position at Baylor and remained in Houston. There, he quickly assumed the director of residency education role, a position he held throughout his tenure at Baylor.

Among several leadership roles, in 2003, Dr. Reitman became chief of orthopaedic surgery at the trauma center, Ben Taub Hospital, and served as the department's interim chairman for two years. He was the initial Faculty Teacher of the Year recipient in 2004 and received that honor five times in 11 years before his departure. He was recruited to Charleston in 2015 and is currently a professor and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC and co-director of the MUSC Spine Center. He has clinical expertise across a broad range of complex spinal disorders from the head to the pelvis, including conditions resulting from degenerative disease, deformity including scoliosis and kyphosis, spine tumors, spine infections, spine fractures, and spinal cord injury, and also problems related to complications from injury as well as previous surgery.

Dr. Reitman has extensive experience in program development and mentoring. Dr. Reitman is a past president of the Houston Orthopaedic Society and is a member of numerous national and international societies. He has been a speaker on every continent except Antarctica. He has been particularly active in the North American Spine Society, where he has been a director of the Administration, Research, and Education councils for the Board of Directors and also helped launch the international educational platform.

Dr. Reitman has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is Deputy Editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and The Spine Journal. His top professional priority is the continued development of a nationally recognized multidisciplinary spine center that provides high-value and quality care efficiently and conveniently for our patients throughout South Carolina.

Board Certifications: Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Back pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal deformity surgery
  • Spinal reconstructive surgery
  • Spine disorders
  • Spine fusions
  • Spine & spinal cord tumors
  • Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Internship at Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine

Insurances Accepted

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My Offices

  • Map of 2060 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in Charleston
    MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion
    Primary Office
    2060 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
    Charleston, SC 29407
    Day of the WeekHours
    Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Map of 2060 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in Charleston


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