Valosen Named Partner

November 3, 2015 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is proud to announce Dr. J. Matthew Valosen as a partner in the practice.

“BJI has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past five years. We’re now in 4 markets and busier than ever. This is the perfect time for Dr. Valosen to become a partner and we couldn’t be happier and more positive about the future,” said Dr J. Lex Kenerly, founding partner of BJI.

BJI has been serving Southeast Georgia for over 25 years with offices in Jesup and Baxley. In 2012, the Hinesville office opened, and in 2013 another office was opened in Waycross.

Matt Valosen, MDValosen began his career in the US Army and was previously the Chief of Orthopedic Surgical Services at Winn Army Community Hospital, Ft. Stewart. A board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Valosen has a military background in treating traumatic and sports related injuries of the musculoskeletal system. He specializes in arthroscopic approaches to most orthopedic conditions, joint replacement surgery and many other orthopedic surgical procedures, always staying on the cutting edge of treatment modalities in the operative and non-operative realms of patient care.

“Since joining the practice in 2012 I’ve looked forward to a partnership role at BJI, and to continue advancing the patient-centered care we provide each and every day,” said Valosen.

Born and raised in Clarksville, PA, Valosen graduated from Jefferson-Morgan High School in 1994. He earned his BA degree in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in 1998. After graduating from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2003 with his MD degree, he entered his orthopedic surgery residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA. He finished his residency in 2008, and proceeded to his first and only duty station at Fort Stewart. During his military service, Valosen became the chief of the orthopedic surgical clinic at Fort Stewart, was deployed to Iraq where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and implemented many advances in specialty musculoskeletal care for Army soldiers.

Valosen is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive approaches to orthopedic surgery and advances in biological adjuncts to patient healing. His research has been published in medical journals to include subjects ranging from nerve regeneration after surgical repair to care of open fractures in the battlefield setting.

Based in Jesup, BJI serves 18 Southeast Georgia counties, and features the Joint Commission accredited Surgery Center at the Jesup location, with digital surgical suites designed exclusively for orthopedic surgeries, on-site x-ray services, and Open MRIs accredited by the American College of Radiology at the Jesup and Waycross offices.  Dr. Kenerly, Dr. Valosen, Dr. Amber Aragon, and a staff of more than 50 provide comprehensive patient centered orthopedic care.