Dr. Charles Giangarra specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. Dr. Giangarra has made a career out of caring for athletes of all levels, from collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes to weekend warriors. He believes sports medicine encompasses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injury and illness for the active, health-conscious and athletic population from pediatric to geriatric.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery (Bronx, N.Y.)
  • Fellowship: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Inglewood, Calif.)

Honors & Memberships

  • America's Top Doctor since 2013, Castle Connolly
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Green Apple Award, Teacher of the Year, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Marshall University Sports Medicine Hall of Fame, Marshall University
  • Oral Examiner, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine

Marshall Sports Medicine Institute

2211 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703
Phone: 304.691.1880

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Giangarra C, Meredith B, Johnson B, Taylor S, Rupp D. 2021. Two Unusual Presentations of Ulna Collateral Ligament Injury in Elite Level Pitchers. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2021 9 16;20(9):442-446.
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Reagan J, Giangarra C, Jasko JJ. 2018. Foot and Ankle Fractures Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition, 2018; Chapter 38; 246-255.

Gilliland, Timmons, Giangarra, Petrany, Harris. 2018. The consistency of electrocardiogram measures between measurement devices and clinicians. Vol 4 Issue 2 2018

Gilliland, Timmons, Giangarra, Petrany, Harris. 2018. ECG measurement parameters of athletes are reliable when made with a smartphone based ECG device 2018 April;4:(2):61-74

Giangarra CE, Goodwin J, Shuler FD, Wilson-Byrne T, Jasko JJ. 2018. A Review of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections for Osteoarthritis Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 4: Iss. 2, Article 10.

Smith J, Jasko J, Giangarra CE. 2018. Proximal Humeral and Humeral Shaft Fractures Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition, 2018; Chapter 36, 233-237.

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Ozgur S, Jasko J, Giangarra CE. 2017. Rehabilitation After Fractures of the Forearm and Elbow Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition, 2017; Chapter 12; 57-63.

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Giangarra, et al.. 2017. Athletic Pubalgia Chapter Giangarra et Al, Clinical Orthopaedic Rehab 4th edition. 2/2017

Charles E. Giangarra MD, Robert C. Manske DPT, S.Brent Brotzman MD. 2017. Giangarra CE, Manske RC, Brotzman SB, Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, A Team Approach, Fourth Edition, Elsevier Publishers, 2017.

Smith J, Jasko J, Giangarra CE. 2017. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition, 2017; Chapter 57; 389-393.

Ozgur S, Giangarra CE. 2017. The Total Elbow Clincal Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition, 2017; Chapter 11, 54-57.

Buchanan G, Torres L, Czarkowski B, Giangarra CE.. 2016. CURRENT CONCEPTS IN THE TREATMENT OF GROSS PATELLOFEMORAL INSTABILITY. Int J Sports Phys Ther. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;11(6):867-876.
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Ambrosia J, Qazi Z, Shuler FD, Giangarra C. 2015. Delayed Pseudoaneurysm of the Popliteal Artery Following ACL Reconstruction. Orthopedics. 2015 Jun;38(6):e543-6.
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Kim JD, Shuler FD, Mo B, Gibbs SR, Belmaggio T, Giangarra CE. 2014. Traumatic laryngeal fracture in a collegiate basketball player. Sports Health. 2014 1 16;5(3):273-5.
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McIlvain G, Evans N, Konz S, Tolbert T, Jasko J, Giangarra c. 2013. Recognition and Management of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury 2013 May; 18(3): 37-42

McIIvain G, Lavender C, Boukemis K, Grasu B, Jasko J, Giangarra C.. 2013. Bilateral Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Lateral Trochlea in the Knee of a Sixteen Year Old Female. 2013 July;19(4):23-27.

Shuler, FD, Wingate, MK, Moore GH, Giangarra, C. 2012. Sports Health Benefits of Vitamin D November/December 2012 vol. 4 no. 6 496-501.

Chambers M, Garabekyan T, Zimmeck S, Jasko J, Giangarra C.. 2012. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Obese Patients 2012 May, 44:5S, 450.

Tolbert TA, McIlvain GE, Giangarra CE, Binkley HM.. 2011. Injury rates in high school and collegiate athletics June 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - pp 82-87 doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31821e2f93
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Bengtson H, Giangarra C. 2011. Osteochondral avulsion fracture of the anterior cruciate ligament femoral origin in a 10-year-old child: a case report. J Athl Train. 2011 Jul-Aug;46(4):451-5.
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