Dr. Carson earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, IL. After graduating from medical school, he completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard University combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program in Boston, MA, and joined the faculty at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a Clinical Instructor and Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Shoulder at Cornell University’s Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During this time, he assisted in the orthopaedic care of the NFL New York Giants.
Dr. Carson went on to serve as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, then accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He later worked in private practice at a busy multi-specialty orthopaedic surgery practice in Atlanta, GA, while serving as an adjunct Clinical Instructor with Emory University.
Prior to joining Washington University and the St. Louis Veterans Administration, Dr. Carson served as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where he was a team physician for the University of Virginia Cavaliers.
In addition to having an accomplished background in the field of orthopaedics, he also served in the United States Army Reserve Medical Core, and was deployed three times during his service.