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Jonathan Christy, MD


Jonathan Christy, MD is a specialist in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction, employing the most current treatments to alleviate pain and restore his patients to an active lifestyle.

Dr. Christy completed his fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the world-renowned Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University in Chicago. During his fellowship, Dr. Christy trained with many pioneers in the field of total joint replacement. He mastered the most current techniques in minimally invasive hip- and knee-replacement surgery, quadriceps sparing techniques for knee replacement, partial-knee replacement, minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, complex revision procedures for hip and knee replacement and multimodal pain management strategies that promote a faster recovery. 

Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from West Virginia University in 2004 with  B.S. in Biochemistry. He also played Division I soccer while at WVU during his undergraduate studies. Dr. Christy remained in Morgantown, WV for another 4 years, attending West Virginia University School of Medicine. While in medical school he was inducted into the prestigious medical society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) as well as graduating with honors. Dr. Christy went on to complete his orthopaedic residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. In his final year, he was selected as the Chief Resident for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. During his tenure, Dr. Christy published multiple articles in peer reviewed orthopaedic journals and has presented his research regionally and nationally. 

Dr. Christy is licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina with operating credentials at Saint Joseph’s, Candler, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, and Memorial Medical Center. He sees patients at the Savannah GA, Bluffton SC, Pooler, GA, and Vidalia, GA offices of Optim Orthopedics.

He and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter. Jennifer is a dentist and currently practicing in Bluffton SC with Howard Family Dental. In his free time, Jon enjoys being with family and friends, is dedicated to fitness and daily exercise and participates in a variety of outdoor activities. 


Fellowship: Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship
Rush University, Chicago, IL, 2014

Residency: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013

Medical School: West Virginia School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV, 2008

Undergraduate: B.S. in Biochemistry
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2004

To view Dr. Christy's CV, please click here.


Gina Soule, PA-C: Physician Assistant to Jonathan Christy, MD

Gina Soule earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, followed by completing her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at South University in Savannah, GA. Gina's professional background includes comprehensive care and clinical rotations in: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, and Interventional Radiology. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.


Chelsea Yeldell:  Medical Assistant

Chelsea Yeldell is medical assistant to Jonathan Christy, MD, in Savannah, GA.  A Savannah native, Yeldell is married and has a 7-year-old son. She attended Windsor Forest High School and then Savannah Tech. She is currently focusing on becoming an RN and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.


Lindsay Marine, MA: Appointment Secretary

As a child of the military, Lindsay was born in Germany and has moved around quite a bit. She moved from Germany to North Carolina, to Texas, back to Germany and then settled in Hinesville where her mother was stationed at Fort Stewart in 2001. Lindsay graduated from Armstrong State University in Savannah with a bachelor’s degree in health science with a focus on healthcare administration. She has been a part of Dr. Christy’s team for over a year.