Orthopedic Surgeon Brian L. Christensen Joins Providence Health

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Providence Health is pleased to announce the addition of Bryan L. Christensen, MD, FAAOS to the Providence Orthopedics practice.

Dr. Christensen provides a full range of orthopedic services and care, specializing in joint replacement, sports medicine, fracture care, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, hand and upper extremity surgery, including carpal tunnel treatments, and non-surgical treatment options for orthopedic concerns.

Board certified orthopedic surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Christensen attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and was an ROTC scholar. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD where he trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well as Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at a joint program between Texas Tech University and William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. He also trained at the St. Joseph Children's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Christensen served as a United States Army orthopedic surgeon for 15 years, which included deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait, and served as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. He transferred to Moncrief Army Community Hospital in Columbia, SC where he served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery as well as Chief of Surgery for 8 years. He received several Meritorious Service Medals as well as the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters during his distinguished military career.

Dr. Christensen will be practicing at Providence Orthopedics located on the Providence Health-Northeast campus, 114 Gateway Corporate Blvd., Suite 240, Columbia, SC 29203.

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