Dr. Charles Reitman attended physical therapy school at UCSF and was in private practice in Sacramento for 12 years. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and fellowship training. He then accepted a faculty position at Baylor. In 2003 he became chief of orthopaedic surgery at the trauma center, Ben Taub Hospital, and was the director of the resident education program for 13 years. Dr. Reitman was also the acting chair of orthopaedic surgery and the vice chair and medical director at Ben Taub. Currently he is professor and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC, and co-director of the MUSC Spine Center. He has expertise in complex cervical spinal disorders, spine tumors, spine infections, spinal deformities including scoliosis and kyphosis, degenerative conditions of the spine, spine fractures and spinal cord injury, and spinal disorders related to complications from injury as well as surgery.
Dr. Reitman is a past president of the Houston Orthopaedic Society, a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, and was elected to the board of directors of the North American Spine Society where he currently serves as the research council chair.
Dr. Reitman has been published over 60 times in peer-reviewed publications. His primary interest is in cervical biomechanics and stability. He is a reviewer for Spine and The Spine Journal, and deputy editor for Spine for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.