Eric Carson, M.D.

Chair of Orthopaedics, U.S. Veteran’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Carson earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard University combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program in Boston, before joining the faculty at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a Clinical Instructor and Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. He then completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine/Shoulder at Cornell University’s Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. During this time, he assisted in the orthopaedic care of the NFL New York Giants. Dr. Carson served as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, before accepting a position as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. He later worked in private practice at a busy multi-specialty orthopaedic surgery practice in Atlanta, while serving as an adjunct Clinical Instructor with Emory University. Dr. Carson then served as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he was a team physician for the University of Virginia Cavaliers. He currently is a full professor and Vice Chairman of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He also serves as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the St. Louis John Cochran Veterans Administration Hospital. In addition to his accomplished background in orthopaedics, Dr. Carson served in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corp and was deployed three times during his service. Additionally, he serves as an Olympic team orthopaedic surgeon for the United States National Rowing Team.