Joel VanderWood, CPO, began his career as a teenager working at Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina, then attended Northwestern University in Chicago earning his Certificate in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Joel then completed his residency in Myrtle Beach, SC and Chattanooga, TN.

Joel was the Director of Orthotics and Prosthetics at Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC, helping children from all over the Southeast.

He then went on to open his own practice serving patients, both pediatrics and adults in the upstate of South Carolina until teaming with Greenville Hospital System in 2014. He is proud to now be a partner of Carolina Orthotics and Prosthetics.

In his spare time Joel enjoys boating, reading, and traveling.