Craig M. Burnworth M.D.


Dr Burnworth graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a dual major in Chemistry and Biology in 1995. He received his Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999. He completed his internship and residency at the Family Medicine Residency Program at Palmetto Health Richland in 2002, in Columbia, SC. He then served in the United States Air Force at Eglin AFB, FL as a family medicine physician. He participated in two humanitarian missions to Suriname and Peru and two deployments supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom 2002-2006. He then completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Center at Cone Health, in Greensboro, NC in 2007. He then practiced at the Moore Center for Orthopedics, in Columbia and Lexington, SC until July of 2013. While at the Moore Center he started and served as the medical director the first sports medicine concussion center serving the Midlands of SC. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr Burnworth’s clinical areas of interest are acute and non-operative management of orthopedic and sports injuries, concussion management and care of the endurance athlete. An avid runner himself, Dr Burnworth enjoys caring for runners of all ages and abilities. He has competed at high school, college and amateur events from track and field to ultra marathons.


  • Moore Center for Orthopedics, Columbia and Lexington, SC, Medical Preceptor for high school, college and Medical Students, 2010- 2013
  • Medical Director Phase 2 site, Interservice Physician Assistant Program, Eglin Air Force Base, FL, 2004-2006
    Greensboro, NC
    July 2006- July 2007
    Board Certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine
    Columbia, SC
    June 1999- June 2002
    Board Certified in Family Medicine
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    M.D., Aug 1995- May 1999
    Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex, Montgomery, AL 
    Completed July 1995
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    B.A. in Chemistry and Biology, cum laude, 1995
  • Fields, K. B., Burnworth, C. M., & Delaney, M. (2007). Should athletes stretch before exercise? Sports Science Exchange, 20, 1-6.
  • Member - American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member - American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member – South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member - Western Carolina Medical Society
  • 2013 South Carolina Athletic Training Association, “Atypical Presentation of Concussions, Case Studies”
  • 2013 South Carolina School Nurses Association, “2013 Update on Concussion Management”
  • 2013 Brain Injury Association of South Carolina, “2013 Update on Concussion Management”
  • 2012 Speaker, “Brain Injury Day”, South Carolina State House.
  • 2011 South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, “Concussion Management”
  • 2003 United States Air Force Achievement Medal 
  • 2006 United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal 

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