About Blake Ohlson, MD

Dr. Blake Ohlson

Dr. Blake L. Ohlson is an orthopedic surgeon in Charleston treating foot & ankle injuries & diseases.

In 2007, Dr. Ohlson and his family moved to Charleston. At Roper St. Francis Hospital, he was the Division Chief of Foot and Ankle Care for several years. He also volunteered as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at The Medical University of South Carolina.

His research in the past has focused on implant design for complex hindfoot fusions and rehabilitation protocols for total knee replacement. He has been a featured speaker and moderator at the AAOS annual international meeting. He serves as a reviewer of articles for Foot and Ankle International.

In 2022, Dr. Ohlson started working at Charleston Sports Medicine. His mission is to provide his patients with the most cutting-edge and complete treatment choices available.

Dr. Ohlson is married and has three kids. He is a multi-instrumentalist and professional musician. He stays very active and enjoys yoga and playing tennis. He is passionate about helping athletes reach their full potential and he helps young people and aging athletes remain active and competitive.

Education, Experience & Affiliations

  • John Carroll University – B.S. in Chemistry, Cum Laude, 1996
  • Case Western Reserve University – Doctor of Medicine, 2001
  • Homer Stryker School of Medicine – 5-Year Residency
  • Union Memorial Hospital – 1 Year Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Repair
  • Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Board Certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • The South Carolina Medical Association
  • The South Carolina LLR Orthopaedic/Podiatry Oversight Committee

Areas of Expertise

  • Achillies Injuries
  • Ankle & Foot Sprains
  • Ankle, Foot, Knee & Hip Fractures
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Charcot Deformities
  • Flatfoot Deformity
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hammertoes
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries

A Few Words From Dr. Ohlson

I was raised in a small suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio known as Chagrin Falls. I knew from a young age I wanted to be a scientist. I spent a lot of time as a kid tearing things apart and putting them back together. My parents didn’t earn much but they were very supportive of my education. After graduating Cum Laude from John Carroll University in 1996 I went to work as an analytical chemist for a pharmaceutical company. I spent several years in the lab before deciding on a career in medicine. I realized an enormous amount of personal satisfaction through patient care and being able to fix things with my hands. The operating room filled that niche, and so I decided on a career as an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

I completed a five-year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in Kalamazoo, MI in 2006. This was followed by a one-year Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD. I moved to Charleston in 2007 and practiced with the same group for nearly 15 years. I’ve had the privilege of treating patients from all over the country. I’ve cared for military personnel, professional athletes, children, and the elderly. I consider it a great honor to serve and treat patients in the Charleston area.

I have lived on Daniel Island with my wife and three kids for over a decade now. We absolutely love it here. I have a few hobbies in my spare time, including music and tennis. My wife Melissa is a registered dietician who worked for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for several years and contributed to their “Heart Healthy Cookbook”. Since making Charleston our home, we’ve become a “tennis family”. We play together often and follow the ATP and WTA tours throughout the year. Thus far we’ve been to Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Laver Cup. Next up is Indian Wells or The French Open!

I began playing guitar at age 12. I taught myself to play by ear listening to old records and cassette tapes. I gigged throughout college and medical school helping to offset the cost of rent and gas. Since moving to Charleston I’ve performed at The Windjammer, Music Farm, Pour House, and The North Charleston Coliseum. I currently run and own a professional recording studio. I’ve recorded and produced projects with my own band, professional touring acts, and radio commercials.

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