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Joseph R. Hsu, MDJoseph R. Hsu, MD

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Professional Interests: Orthopedic Trauma; Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction; Nonunion/Malunion Surgery; Orthopedic Infections, Post-traumatic arthritis

Dr. Hsu comes from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was an Honor Graduate from the United States Military Academy and went on to receive his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery and fellowship in Trauma and Adult Reconstruction at Tulane University and Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

Dr. Hsu also completed Limb Salvage/Reconstruction international fellowships in the Ilizarov Method in Lecco, Italy and at the Kurgan Ilizarov Center in Kurgan, Russia. He was deployed in 2006 to Baghdad, Iraq with the United States Army.
Dr. Hsu joined Carolinas HealthCare System in 2013 after gaining extensive experience in limb lengthening and deformity correction during his time serving as an orthopedic surgeon in the military, where he helped reconstruct limbs of wounded warriors.  He is an active member of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America and currently serves as Vice President.

Read about Dr. Hsu’s research in TIME magazine

Brian Brighton, MDBrian Brighton, MD

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Specialties: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction

Dr. Brighton grew up in Barnegat, NJ, and attended Boston University. He graduated with a BS in Health Sciences (Magna Cum Laude) in 1997. He graduated Cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha from Boston University School of Medicine in 2002 with his MD as well as an MPH (Master's Degree of Public Health) from Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Brighton completed residency at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH and fellowship at the Children's Hospital Boston. He received a Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Research Grant in 2007 to perform outcomes research in pediatric orthopedics. He is interested in scoliosis and spinal deformity, pediatric trauma, and quality improvement indicators in healthcare.

He lives in Charlotte with his wife Erin and three children, Quinn, Julia, and Noelle.