Chetan S. Deshpande, M.D.

Chetan S. Deshpande, M.D., is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in orthopaedic trauma, joint replacement, anterior hip replacement, and general orthopaedics. Double majoring in Marine Biology and Secondary Education at Boston University, he then attended New York Medical College where he received his M.D. After completing his internship and residency at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Dr. Deshpande completed a fellowship at the Georgia Orthopaedic Trauma Institute in Macon, Georgia. In May 2013, Dr. Deshpande was recognized for his work in the field with a nomination for physician of the year.

Dr. Deshpande has given lectures and presentations for various orthopaedic events across the U.S. since 2006. He has also been involved in orthopaedic research and has several peer reviewed publications. In addition to his orthopaedic work, Dr. Deshpande has volunteered his time as a captain, driver, lieutenant, and other positions in community fire departments.

Education & Certifications


  • Boston University
    Boston, Massachusetts


  • New York Medical College
    Valhalla, New York


  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
    Paterson, New Jersey


  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
    Paterson, New Jersey


  • Medical Center of Central Georgia
    Macon, Georgia


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Southeastern Fracture Consortium
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • AO North America
  • AOTrauma


    Physician Assistants

    Marilyn Palcic, MPAS, PA‑C

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    Marilyn Palcic, MPAS, PA‑C

    Marilyn Palcic, MPAS, PA-C attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her Physician Assistant Certification at Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio. She has practiced in all disciplines of orthopaedics in Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Marilyn moved back to Savannah in 2020, to work again with Dr. Chetan Deshpande. She enjoys hiking, camping, outdoors, weightlifting, sports, running, reading, and spending time with her dogs and family.