Committed to research and education

At Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center, we have a strong focus on community outreach, research, education and growth opportunities to meet the needs of our growing patient population.


We are dedicated to academic research and our residents, faculty and attending physicians have authored publications and presentations at state, national and international levels. Our primary goal for our ongoing research studies is to provide evidence-based information to improve and advance the care of our patients and orthopedic patients nationally.


Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center and the USC School of Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Department offer abundant opportunities for research, with the primary goal of improving the care of our patients and contributing to the advancement of orthopedic medicine. Our attending physicians and orthopedic surgery residents participate in research initiatives and complete multiple research projects annually, including grant-funded projects.

With over fifty active research studies, Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center continues to promote excellence in research endeavors, which is evident in the many state, national, and international publications and presentations by our faculty physicians and residents.

Our research initiatives

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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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Palmetto Health is now Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.