Joint Replacement Center Team

Dr. Peter Ramsey

Dr. Peter RamseyDr. Peter Ramsey completed his undergraduate education at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he graduated cum laude. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ramsey completed his residency training at Georgetown University, where he was inducted in to the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. During his training, Dr. Ramsey received multiple teaching awards and was named Chief Resident in his graduating class. He performed research at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied the effects of inflammation on cartilage and investigated future genetic treatments for osteoarthritis. He also spent time training at the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ramsey completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Anderson Orthopedic Institute, where he studied hip and knee replacement with several of the past and current leaders in his field. His orthopaedic interests include primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, partial knee replacement, and hip resurfacing. Dr. Ramsey is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has a keen interest in early rehabilitation and new methods of postoperative pain control. Dr. Ramsey is married, the father of three children, and lives in Myrtle Beach.

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Dr. Peter Ramsey Talks About Hip and Knee Replacement

Dr. Peter Ramsey Discusses Joint Replacement Part 1

Dr. Ramsey Talks about Hip and Knee Replacement

Dr. Peter Ramsey Discusses Joint Replacement Part 2

 Dr. Todd Tupis

Dr. Todd Tupis

Dr. Todd Tupis completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and went on to earn his Masters of Medical Science from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tupis completed his orthopaedic surgical residency training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his residency training, Dr. Tupis was named Chief Resident of his graduating class. He also published research on the latest techniques for treatment of hip fractures. Dr. Tupis obtained additional training at the Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. He then completed an orthopaedic fellowship in Sports Medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia where he received specialized training in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. Tupis has also studied the latest techniques for shoulder and knee replacement. He has particular interest in partial knee and reverse total shoulder replacement. During his residency and fellowship training, Dr. Tupis served as Team Physician for Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, Virginia Tech Football, Baldwin High School and Godwin High School.

Dr. Tupis is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Tupis is married and lives in Myrtle Beach.

 

 

Dr. Tupis Talks About
Rotator Cuff Surgery.

Dr. Tupis Discusses
Joint Replacement Surgery

 

Dr. Tupis Talks About
ACL Tears and Surgery

 

Dr. Tupis Talks About
Shoulder Replacement

 Dr. Christopher Gayton

Dr. Christopher Gayton

Dr. Christopher Gayton completed his Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia – Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Gayton completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. During his residency training, Dr. Gayton completed a research fellowship with Wright State University. After his residency training, he then went on to complete hand and upper extremity fellowship training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gayton's medical interests focus on upper extremities including: open and endoscopic carpel tunnel surgery; arthroscopy of the wrist, elbow and shoulder; shoulder arthroplasty; arthritis of the hand and wrist; hand rehabilitation; and sports medicine of the upper extremities.

Dr. Gayton is passionate about international medical missions and has served in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Kenya. He is board eligible and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Christian Medical & Dental Associations and the International Hip Fracture Research Collaborative.

 


Ann Vennell, PT- Director, Orthopedic Service Line

Ann Vennell completed her undergraduate work at the College of William & Mary and Medical College of Virginia.  Prior to joining the Conway Medical Center Joint Replacement Team, she was the Executive Director of Joint Replacement and Orthopedics for the five hospitals of the Inova Health System located just outside of Washington D.C.  While there, she primarily worked with Anderson Orthopedic Institute surgeons - pioneers in joint replacement and leaders in clinical care, research and education.

As the Director of the Joint Replacement Center, Ann has brought her 30 years of experience in health care to Conway Medical Center for the opportunity to establish a regional presence for our surgeons and program.  By integrating the talents of our highly skilled and fellowship trained surgeons with the expertise of the dedicated nurses, case managers, physical and occupational therapists, she has formed a cohesive care team that strives for the best possible outcomes.  The CMC Joint Replacement program is a seamless and well-coordinated process that starts when patients begin considering surgery and extends to the end of their rehabilitation.

Ann looks forward to meeting each new patient while teaching the pre-operative education class, and then assisting them through the joint replacement process to their new, more active life.  During the patient's hospital stay, Ann will visit to check progress and reinforce individualized treatment plans.  Once patients return home, she will follow up to assure patients understand their discharge instructions and are doing well.

For more information, please contact Ann at 843-234-6834 or via email at avennell@cmc-sc.com.