Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD
John A. Siegling Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Dr. Vincent Pellegrini assumed the position of John A. Siegling Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Physcial Medicine in 2013 and in 2015 was appointed as the Chief of the Musculoskeletal Institute of MUSC Health.
He has served in national leadership positions as President of The Hip Society, President of the American Orthopaedic Association, and Chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is past president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association and past president of the Medical Staff of the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Osteoarthritis Research Society, Hip Society, Knee Society, International Hip Society, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges where he represents the specialty of orthopaedics.
He has received numerous professional awards, including the North American Traveling Fellowship of the American Orthopaedic Association, the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the John Charnley Award (twice) and the Stinchfield Award from the Hip Society, the Nicolas Andry Award from the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons for career research contributions, and the Coventry Award from the Knee Society.
Dr. Pellegrini served as deputy editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery from 2005 to 2010, is presently an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a past member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the AAMC. His research is funded by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); he has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and has been an invited lecturer internationally.
Charles A. Reitman, MD
Vice Chair, Department of 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 for 12 years. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and fellowship training and accepted a faculty position at Baylor. In 2003 he became Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the trauma center, Ben Taub Hospital, and was the director of the resident education program for 13 years. Dr. Reitman was also the acting Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Vice Chair and Medical Director at Ben Taub. Currently he is professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine at MUSC, and Co-Director of the MUSC Spine Center. He has expertise in complex cervical spinal disorders, spine tumors, spine infections, spinal deformities including scoliosis and kyphosis, degenerative conditions of the spine, spine fractures and spinal cord injury, and spinal disorders related to complications from injury as well as surgery.
Dr. Reitman is a past president of the Houston Orthopaedic Society, a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, and was elected to the board of directors of the North American Spine Society where he currently serves as the research council chair.
Dr. Reitman has numerous publications in the peer-reviewed orthopaedic literature. His primary interest is in cervical biomechanics and stability. He is a reviewer for Spine and The Spine Journal, and deputy editor for Spine for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He is a member of the Board of Directors, North American Spine Society and Council Director, Administration and Development, North American Spine Society.
Lee R. Leddy, MD, MSCR
Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program
Dr. Lee Leddy did his undergraduate work at Emory University where he received his BS in biological science while lettering on the varsity basketball team. He then received his MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. He went back to Emory University to complete his internship and residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He joined MUSC in 2009 after completing a fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at Emory University where he helped establish the sarcoma program and is currently the leader of the Sarcoma Disease Focus Team at Hollings Cancer Center.
Dr. Leddy currently serves as the residency program director for the Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine. He is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research and collaborates in the Sarcoma Immunotherapy Lab.
As a member of the Department, Dr. Leddy’s primary focus is providing excellent care to patients with benign and malignant bone and soft tissues tumors in children and adults, metastatic bone cancer, fracture care, and primary and revision hip and knee replacements.
Among other positions, he is a Fellow and Program Mentor at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, President of the Musculoskeletal Oncology Research Initiative (MORI), and Vice President of the Charleston Orthopaedic Society. He also serves on numerous editorial boards.