Since 2001, Dr. O’Brien has been the Director of the first and only previously PASSOR-Recognized Interventional Spine and MSK fellowship in North Carolina with over 25 graduates. This program was successfully relocated to MUSC in Charleston SC in 2018. We have two openings for the 2019-2020 academic year. Our program is geared towards training Physiatrists in the diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal disorders. Fellows receive hands-on training in a variety of fluoroscopically guided procedures, such as: lumbar, cervical, and thoracic epidurals, nerve blocks and facet injections, facet cyst rupture, discography, peripheral joint injections and arthrography of the hip, shoulders, sacroiliac joint, elbow, wrist, ankle, subtalar and knee, radiofrequency ablations, ultrasound-guided procedures, regenerative medicine and electrodiagnostic studies. Fellows are exposed to evidence based medicine, weekly lecture series, interventional spine didactic and lecture series and have the opportunity to participate in research projects. Fellows get significant training in health policy, medical coding and other business aspects of medicine.
David O'Brien Jr., MD is an Associate Professor, Fellowship Director and Chief of Physiatry at MUSC. He has 4 Board Certifications in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors for the North American Spine Society (NASS) and serves as Health Policy Director. He is a past Board Member for the Spine Intervention Society and still serves on the SIS health policy council. He has numerous publications and has given over 100 national/international presentations in at least 8 countries and continues serve as course Director and/or faculty for numerous national and international cadaver courses.
Competitive salary with Health and Dental insurance
Charleston is a world-class destination with nearby beaches, ocean-oriented activities, golf, restaurants, colleges with numerous activities available.
Physicians who are in good standing in a clinical American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are eligible to apply. Start dates are typically mid-summer. Applicants should send c/v and 2 letters of reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Medical University of South Carolina
At MUSC, we offer high quality orthopaedic care in an academic medical center environment. Our vision is to be the premier orthopaedic provider in our care center. Our mission is to provide superb clinical care to our patients, educate the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons, and expand the orthopaedic knowledge base through basic, clinical, and translational research.