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
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.