Bright McConnell, III, MD, Charleston Sports & Regenerative Medicine
Charleston Sports Medicine’s founding physician, Bright McConnell, III, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in sports and regenerative medicine. He uses the latest treatments and technologies including minimally invasive procedures and surgical solutions to treat general orthopaedic, sports injuries and degenerative disease. He specializes in the treatment of knee and shoulder disorders. Dr. McConnell is also certified as a clinical densitometrist in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. A long-standing proponent of orthobiologics, his Daniel Island based practice is the orthopedic regenerative medicine leader in this area.
Dr. McConnell received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia, followed by a surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Florida. As a senior resident, he completed a Travelling Resident Program in Europe, studying orthopaedic medicine in the Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.
Dr. McConnell’s sports medicine fellowship training was completed at the National Athletic Health Institute/Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Inglewood, California. During his time in California, Dr. McConnell worked with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dodgers, and the LA Rams, amongst many other professional athletes. He was the team physician for the College of Charleston athletic teams and was a partner of Orthopaedic Specialists of Charleston for almost 20 years before establishing his current private practices.
He is active in many orthopedic and regenerative medicine societies and associations. His accolades and affiliations include “Best Doctors in America,” Member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member of American College of Sports Medicine, Member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.