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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Christopher Hydorn, M.D.

Title: Vice Chair, Medical Staff Affairs
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
School of Medicine Columbia


University of Maryland School of Medicine – Medical School

Palmetto Health Richland – Resident, Orthopedic Surgery

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Christopher R. Hydorn, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed his internship and residency with the Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics in Columbia and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He serves as a member and participates in several committees at the Prisma Health in the Midlands. He is currently serving as Chair on the Administration Medical Committee & Vice chair of Medical Affairs Committee for Orthopedics at Prisma Health. His specialties and clinical interests include Pediatric Orthopedics surgery, pediatric fractures with growth plate involvement, hip disorders in adolescent & youth, scoliosis, hand and foot deformity and limb lengthening and external fixation.

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