Josef K. Eichinger, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty focus in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was formerly the chief of orthopaedic surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves and has deployed to Afghanistan with the 541st Forward Surgical Team.
Dr. Eichinger received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his M.D. degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and the Harvard shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship in Boston.
Dr. Eichinger is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research and is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Orthopedics, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Military Medicine.
Dr. Eichinger has presented research and lectured at numerous national meetings and is the co-chair for the 2016 fall shoulder course for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters in such journals as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Military Medicine.
Dr. Eichinger’s special areas of interests include total joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and elbow; surgical and non-surgical treatment of all shoulder and elbow disorders; sports medicine for overhead and throwing athletes including baseball, tennis and golf; and arthroscopic surgery. He also has expertise in the treatment of failed prior shoulder and elbow surgery as well as complex clavicle (collarbone), shoulder (proximal humerus), and elbow fractures.