Dr. Hawkins

About Dr. Hawkins

Dr. Richard J. Hawkins is one of the worlds foremost orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons. Teacher, Researcher, Mentor, Dr. Hawkins has pioneered many techniques and procedures to advance orthopaedic surgery and trained many of the leading surgeons during his career. Dr. Hawkins retired in 2016.

Dr. Richard J. Hawkins Receives Order of the Palmetto

At his retirement celebration this afternoon, Dr. Richard J. Hawkins, founder of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor presented by the Governor of South Carolina. This distinguished award recognizes a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the state.

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Dr. Richard Hawkins Presents at ICSES in Korea

The 13th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Conference was held in Jeju, South Korea on May 18-20th, 2016. Dr. Richard Hawkins was ICL Moderator and presenter of “Decision Making in Massive Rotator Cuff Tears” and also The Neer Lecture—“The Journey Through Life and Orthopaedics.” This lecture is quite an honor and is named for Dr. Charles Neer, founding member and first president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr. Hawkins was Dr. Neer’s first shoulder fellow at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1975. Many of the Korean orthopaedic physicians—as well as some from Japan—have trained with Dr. Hawkins over the years through a Traveling Fellowship.

The Hawkins Foundation

The Hawkins Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to advance orthopaedic medicine and outcomes for patients through research and education. Working alongside the physicians of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, the Hawkins Foundation provides a unique set of resources and infrastructure for education and research in the world of orthopaedics.

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