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Shane Woolf, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Charleston, SC, MUSC Health of Medical University of South Carolina


Orthopaedic Surgery Charleston, SC

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

Associate Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

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  • Dr. Shane K. Woolf completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University and then earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1998. He completed residency in orthopaedic surgery, including two years as a research fellow, at the Medical University of South Carolina, then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the Taos Orthopaedic Institute in Taos, New Mexico. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and holds a certificate of added qualification in orthopaedic sports medicine. In 2013, he was appointed chief of sports medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. His practice includes injuries to athletes of all levels and ages, with particular interests in shoulder, knee and hip problems. Along with other members of the MUSC Health sports medicine team, he provides medical coverage and support as head team physician to the Charleston Battery, Charleston Riverdogs, as well as the Volvo Car Open tennis tournament, numerous high schools, and other sports organizations in the Lowcountry. Dr. Woolf has served in the medical pool for the United States Ski and Snowboard Team. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Association. He is vice-president of the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association and a past president of the Charleston County Medical Society.

    Dr. Woolf's clinical interests include knee and shoulder injuries, rotator cuff disorders, shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis and replacement, knee instability, anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL), meniscus tears, cartilage injury, and non-arthritic hip pain.

Education & Training

  • Taos Orthopaedic Institute & Research FoundationFellowship, Sports Medicine, 2005 - 2006
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical University of South CarolinaResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2000 - 2005
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical University of South CarolinaInternship, Transitional Year, 1998 - 1999
  • Penn State University Affiliated HospitalsClass of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2005 - 2008
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 1999 - 2023
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Closed reduction of shoulder dislocations in the emergency department: does an emergency medicine residency affect the orthopaedic resident experience?  
    Mondestin M, Barfield WR, Griffith A, Smalley J, Woolf SK, Current Orthopedic Practice, 11/2017

Press Mentions

  • Am I Too Old for for This Sh*T?
    Am I Too Old for for This Sh*T?February 14th, 2019

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations