Brian T. Grisez, MD

Dr. Brian T. Grisez, an orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in total joint replacements (hip & knee) and revisions.  He performs total hip replacements utilizing the anterior approach for quicker patient recovery and less pain.



  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Medical School

  • West Virginia University Medical School

Orthopaedic Residency

  • West Virginia University

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

  • Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CERTIFICATIONS: Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons • Member of the West Virginia Orthopaedic Society


Dr. Brian Grisez is originally from Charles County, Maryland. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for undergraduate, and went on to obtain his medical degree from West Virginia University. While in medical school, he received the D. Ewell Hendricks, MD, Surgical Award, given for outstanding achievement in surgical skills and a commitment of community service. He completed his residency training at West Virginia University followed by an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Grisez knew going into medical school that he wanted to be a surgeon. For him, orthopaedics gives the ability to restore function and mobility Orthopaedics became his choice because in that specialty very often physicians can provide a very permanent solution for a patient’s disease.  Very few surgeries give patients such an immediate improvement in their quality of life.

Dr. Grisez is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Brian lives in Jesup with his better half, Allison. They have three dogs – Henry, Nash and Richard. When not working, they enjoy spending time at the beach as well as traveling. Both are big foodies and excellent cooks (although Allison has the edge on Brian in the kitchen). Brian enjoys working on cars as well as playing handy man around the house.

Dr. Grisez is a valuable addition to the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia with experience in all Orthopaedic areas. He specializes in partial and total knee replacements, total hip replacements, revision knee and hip arthroplasty, and much more.


Q – Why did you choose medicine?
A – My father dealt with chronic depression for many years and it progressed to a point that nearly consumed him. I felt for much of my adolescent and teenage life that dad was “home” but in many aspects he was “missing.” He fortunately was able to find help soon after I finished high school. With time and a lot of effort he was able to retake control of his life and be dad again. Although his recovery was driven from within himself, it was not possible without the skilled care and support of his medical team. The only way I could ever show my appreciation for having my dad back was to go into medicine myself.
Q – What is your approach/philosophy to patient care?
A – It is somewhat cliché, but I prefer a holistic approach to patient care. Surgeons aren’t known for being the most personable, spending time and talking, or listening to their patients.  Everyone has a story and just sitting and listening to that, I get a much better perspective of their experience. I let our encounter be a discussion and conversation more than a formal meeting.
Q – What made you choose the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia?
A – I grew up in the mid-Atlantic not far from Washington D.C. and did most of my training in West Virginia. I’ve always been partial to the warm weather and being near the beach. My other half and I are not big metropolitan people and both  grew up in farming communities and small towns. We absolutely fell in love with the town and everyone here at the practice! It felt like home.

Below are animated videos explaining the Total Hip and Total Knee procedures.