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New orthopedic surgeon joins Camden Bone & Joint

Posted: July 11, 2014 2:40 p.m.
Updated: July 14, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Orthopaedic surgeon T. Chris Tran, MD, has joined doctors Andrew Piasecki and James Nichols at Camden Bone & Joint. He will perform inpatient and outpatient surgeries at KershawHealth, and his practice will focus on general orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tran is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Piasecki and Dr. Nichols to build an even stronger joint replacement program,” Tran said. “There is a very comprehensive rehabilitation program at KershawHealth, and that is an integral part of recovery for our patients. We certainly have the patient population to support growth in our practice, and orthopaedics is an important service for the community.”

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Tran to KershawHealth, and the timing is ideal,” interim KershawHealth CEO Terry Gunn said. “KershawHealth has entered into a partnership with Orthopedic Advantage to create a comprehensive orthopedic care center, and Camden Bone & Joint and Dr. Tran will be an integral part of that initiative. Orthopaedic Advantage offers programs designed to improve quality and efficiency while enhancing the overall patient experience, regardless of point-of-service, whether it’s a physician practice, hospital setting or post-hospital rehab. They will be working both with KershawHealth and with Camden Bone & Joint to enhance and expand orthopaedic care in Kershaw County.”

Dr. Tran, a U.S. Army veteran, completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, received a Master of Science degree from Chicago Medical School, and completed medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

While an Army surgeon, Dr. Tran served at Basset Army Community Hospital in Alaska, and at the Task Force 31st Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan. After completion of his overseas duty, he was assigned to Ft. Jackson.

Settling in the Midlands was an easy decision, he says. His wife, Amy, is from Augusta, and with two young sons, Alaskan winters quickly lost their appeal. The couple enjoys traveling and the outdoors, and has taken advantage of South Carolina’s warm climate to explore the beaches and mountains. In addition, Dr. Tran enjoys the personal contact of a smaller practice and hospital, and the ease with which he can interact with other local physicians. He is looking forward to creating a successful practice in Camden.

(Story and photo provided by KershawHealth.)

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