S. Wendell Holmes Jr., MD, received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, where he currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. He completed his internship at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia and residencies at Palmetto Health Richland and Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina. He completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, under the direction of James Andrews, MD, and William Clancy, MD. Dr. Holmes is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Holmes graduated from Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina, with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He then worked as an engineer in the research and development department of Ethyl Corporation, where he performed research resulting in five U.S. patents. He joined Moore Clinic in 1997 and practiced as a sports medicine surgeon for 17 years before joining Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center.
Dr. Holmes currently serves as the co-medical director of sports medicine at Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center. He has served on the Medical Aspects of Sports Committee for the last 20 years and served as chairman for 12 years. He is a great supporter of sports medicine outreac and has been awarded honorary membership to the National Athletic Trainers Association, in addition to receiving the President’s Award from the South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association.
Dr. Holmes is a member of numerous medical associations including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Sports Medicine Institute Fellowship Society, South Carolina Orthopaedic Association, and the South Carolina Medical Association.