Dr. Shane 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. While in Taos, Dr. Woolf served as team physician for Highlands University and several high schools in northern New Mexico as well as medical consultant to Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire ski resorts. Dr. Woolf returned to Charleston to join the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006.
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, 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.