Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.

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Bennett D. Grimm, MD

Bennett D. Grimm, MD

EDUCATION/TRAINING

OrthoCarolina Spine Surgery Fellowship
Charlotte, North Carolina  8/2012-8/2013
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina 2006-June 2011
M.D. Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia 2002-2006
Bachelors of Science, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 1993-1997
High School Diploma, Druid Hills High School
Atlanta, Georgia 1990-1993

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Resident Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
South Carolina Orthopaedic Association
NASS
AO Spine

HONORS AND AWARDS

Highest resident OITE score  2009 -2011
Eastern Orthopaedic Association resident research project award   2010
Pathology Honor Society 2003

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCES

Southeastern Spine Institute
Charleston, South Carolina 8/2011-7/2012

Emory University.
Laboratory Technician, A Aftab Ansari HIV research lab
Atlanta, Georgia. 1998-2002

Yerkes Regional Primate Center
Laboratory Technician, Harriet Robinson HIV vaccine research lab
Atlanta, Georgia. 2000-2001

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

Founding member Drayton Hall young volunteers 2010          
Salvation Army Homeless Clinic, Augusta, Georgia. 2003-2004
Habitat for Humanity, Augusta, Georgia. 2003
Vidalia Migrant Worker Clinic, Vidalia, Georgia. 2003
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus, Atlanta, Georgia. 2000-2001

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

Resident Peer Review Committee member (2010-Present)
Third year lottery Committee Member (2003-2004)
Advisor for Freshman Medical Students (2003-2004)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Over four years of HIV research as a lab technician working in the labs of A. Aftab Asari and Harriet Robinson.

Medical Student Research Assistant Department of  Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA (August 2004)

PUBLICATIONS

Amara RR, Villinger F, Altman JD, Lydy SL, O’Neil SP, Staprans SI, Montefiori DC, Xu Y, Herndon JG, Wyatt LS, Candido MA, Kozyr NL, Earl PL, Smith JM, Ma HL, Grimm BD, Hulsey ML, McClure HM, McNicholl JM, Moss B, Robinson HL Control of a mucosal challenge and prevention of AIDS by a multiprotein DNA/MVA vaccine. Vaccine. 2002 May 6;20(15):1949-55.

Ansari AA, Mayne AE, Sundstrom JB, Bostik P, Grimm B, Altman JD, Villinger F. Administration of recombinant rhesus interleukin-12 during acute simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection leads to decreased viral loads associated with prolonged survival in SIVmac251-infected rhesus macaques. J Virol. 2002 Feb;76(4):1731-43

Amara RR, Villinger F, Altman JD, Lydy SL, O’Neil SP, Staprans SI, Montefiori DC, Xu Y, Herndon JG, Wyatt LS, Candido MA, Kozyr NL, Earl PL, Smith JM, Ma HL, Grimm BD, Hulsey ML, Miller J, McClure HM, McNicholl JM, Moss B, Robinson HL.  Control of a mucosal challenge and prevention of AIDS by a multiprotein DNA/MVA vaccine.  Science. 2001 Apr 6;292(5514):69-74.

Villinger F, Rowe T, Parekh BS, Green TA, Mayne AE, Grimm B, McClure HM, Lackner AA, Dailey PJ, Ansari AA, Folks TM.  Chronic immune stimulation accelerates SIV-induced disease progression.  J Med Primatol. 2001 Oct;30(5):254-9.

Bostik P, Wu P, Dodd GL, Villinger F, Mayne AE, Bostik V, Grimm BD, Robinson D, Kung HJ, Ansari AA. Identification of protein kinases dysregulated in CD4(+) T cells in pathogenic versus apathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus infection. J Virol. 2001 Dec;75(23):11298-306.

ABSTRACTS

Grimm, BD, Glaser, HA, Johnson, I, Leas, Daniel.  Are Routine Postoperative Radiographs Necessary After Cervical Spine Fusion?
Schutte, HD, Grimm, BD.  Primary total hip arthroplasty using a modular stem – a retrospective 6-8 year follow up.
Grimm,BD, Leas, DP, Poletti, S, Johnson, D.  Early Postoperative Comlications after Extreme Interbody Lumbar Fusion.

PRESENTATIONS

Grimm, BD, Glaser, HA, Johnson, I, Leas, Daniel. Are Routine Postoperative Radiographs Necessary After Cervical Spine Fusion? AAOS annual meeting.  March 2010.  New Orleans Louisiana.

Grimm, BD, Glaser, HA, Johnson, I, Leas, Daniel. Are Routine Postoperative Radiographs Necessary After Cervical Spine Fusion? South Carolina Orthopedic Association.  August, 2010.  Charleston, South Carolina.

Grimm, BD, Glaser, HA, Johnson, I, Leas, Daniel. Are Routine Postoperative Radiographs Necessary After Cervical Spine Fusion?  Eastern Orthopedic Association. October 2010.  Naples, Florida.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Member of the Georgia Historical Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, mountain biking, running, guitar and music