Orthopaedic Surgeon Earns Sub-Specialty Certification in Sports Medicine

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 28, 2012 — Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce that Denny A. Carter, M.D., a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with Summit Sports Medicine & Orthoapaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of the Health System, recently earned a sub-specialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine. This certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) is a voluntary process and is the gold standard for medical specialists in the United States.

"Working with injured athletes to help them successfully return to their activities is a big part of our Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery practice, as well as the work we do in our Health System's new Orthopaedic & Spine Center,” says J. Melvin Deese, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of the Orthopaedic & Spine Center located on the Brunswick Campus. “Although Denny was already board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, he took the extra time and diligence necessary to earn this additional sub-specialty certification. This is yet another reason why our patients can rest assured that they are getting the best care available. Our team of physicians and other medical professionals are serious about offering the latest treatment options to get patients back to the activities they enjoy."

Carter graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Mississippi State University and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery from the Medical University of South Carolina and his residency in orthopaedics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. During his residency, Carter served as assistant team physician for McNeese State University, giving him the opportunity to work with David Drez, M.D., a leading authority on sports medicine, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, La. He has received numerous awards and scholarships based on academic excellence and leadership skills, including the Merck Manual Award, which is given to students graduating from the Medical College of Georgia with a perfect academic record.

Carter joined Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society. He currently serves as the chief of the Department of Surgery at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus and is an attending physician on the Camden Campus. Carter practices general orthopaedics and has a special interest in total joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery and MAKOplasty®, a robotic partial knee resurfacing procedure.