Kim J. Chillag, MD

Orthopedic Surgery


Kim J. Chillag, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and serves as a clinical associate professor with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, completed an internship at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia, and his residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Oklahoma Center for Athletes, in Oklahoma City, and in total joint replacement at Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Chillag is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been honored as the Best Orthopedic Surgeon in the Midlands by Best Doctors. He is a member of the Columbia Medical Journal Club, the Columbia Medical Society, the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the National Osteonecrosis Foundation.

Dr. Chillag's specialties and clinical interests include hip and knee replacement surgery, revision total hip surgery and revision total knee surgery.

“For a lot of people joint, replacement is really life-changing – because they’ve been so restricted, and then after the surgery and rehabilitation are over they’re more functional than they were before. It’s probably the most gratifying segment of orthopedics.”


Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

EducationWest Virginia University School of Medicine

ResidencyUniversity of Kentucky Medical Center

FellowshipJoint Implant Surgeons, Inc.; Oklahoma Center for Athletes

Treatments and services
  • Hip and knee replacement surgery
  • Revision total hip surgery
  • Revision total knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Visco supplementation

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Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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