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Spine Center Team

Find a Non-Surgical Doctor

To find a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctor at the MUSC Health Spine Center, search here.


Find a Spine Surgeon

To find a spine surgeon at the MUSC Health Spine Center, search here.


If you are experiencing an urgent need or are suffering from severe pain, we are typically able to schedule a visit with a Spine Center Advanced Practice Provider (APP) within 24 hours at nearly any of our clinic locations. Below is a complete list of which APP is assigned to which surgeon.


Dr. Stephen Kalhorn
Holly Gardner, APP

Dr. Abhay Varma
Patricia Mathias, APP

Dr. Steven Morgan 
Nadine LaVassar, APP

Dr. Sunil Patel
Jared Nix, APP

Dr. Alex Vandergrift
Katie Kerley, APP

Dr. Ben Strickland
Komal Eubanks, APP

Dr. John Glaser
Gabby Shebiro, APP

Dr. James Lawrence
Gabby Shebiro, APP

Dr. Charles Reitman
Gabby Shebiro, APP

Dr. Robert Ravinsky 
Gabby Shebiro, APP

Dr. Jaime Luis Martinez Santos
Hilary Jackson, PA


Dr. Brett Gunter
Maurio Riley, PA, APP 


Dr. Adam Back
Mallory Cauthen, PA-C, APP

Pee Dee

Dr. Curtis Worthington

Dr. Ioannis Karampelas

Dr. Allan "Tripp" Nanney

Our large team of APPs are able to evaluate any patient with a spine issue and appropriately order tests, treat with medications and refer to the correct spine experts (surgical or non-surgical) as part of your treatment journey. This allows us to provide quick and convenient access to our patients. To schedule with an APP, please call any of our locations listed on the left hand navigation bar and request to be scheduled for the next available appointment with a Spine Center APP.

Throughout your MUSC Health journey for spine care, you will engage with a variety of our multidisciplinary team of experts to ensure the best possible outcomes for your spine needs. As part of an academic medical center, we stay current on the latest, most effective diagnostic and treatment options. Through research and clinical trials, we are also working to invent or improve techniques and devices that make complicated surgeries safer.

Our knowledgeable team spans a range of disciplines and is led by the Spine Center's Co-Medical Directors Dr. Charles Reitman and Dr. Stephen Kalhorn.

The Spine Center's care team members include:

  • Neuro and Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists (PM&R)
  • Pain Management Specialists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurointerventional Radiologists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Behavioral Health Specialists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners