Matthew R. Pollack, MD

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


Matthew R. Pollack, MD, received his medical degree and a master’s degree in physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. He completed his residency in family medicine at Trident Health System in Charleston and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Pollack received his undergraduate degree in biology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dr. Pollack serves as a team physician for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, as well as numerous other colleges and universities. He previously served as a primary care and sports medicine physician with Palmetto Primary Care Physicians in Charleston. He specializes in providing patients of all ages non-operative sports medicine care.

An expert in concussion management, Dr. Pollack is trained in using ImPACT computerized concussion evaluation software. He also is skilled in providing comprehensive orthopedic care using the latest in ultrasound technology. He is able to provide various in-office ultrasound guided joint and soft tissue injections as well as viscosupplementation injections for knee arthritis. 

Dr. Pollack is experienced in regenerative medicine including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell injections. He currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, is directly involved in the sports medicine fellowship program and provides training for new sports medicine physicians.

“I enjoy doing something where when I come home, I feel like I actually made a little bit of a difference and did a little good with my day. A lot of what we do is trying to keep people as active and happy as possible.”


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Education and training

Specialty(s)Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Family Medicine

EducationVirginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

ResidencyMedical University of South Carolina

FellowshipAndrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

Treatments and services

Head and neck:

  • Sports concussions


  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Collateral ligament sprains
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome and greater trochanteric bursitis
  • Jumper's knee (patellar tendonitis)
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Multiple ligament injury repair
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Osteochondral injuries
  • Patellofemoral stress syndrome
  • Posterior cruciate ligament ruptures
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections

Lower leg, foot and ankle:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s disease)
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Hip labral tear
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures in the female athlete
  • Turf toe

Shoulder/arm injuries:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Labral (SLAP) tears of the shoulder
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Scaphoid (navicular) fractures of the hand and wrist
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability

Our affiliate system

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.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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