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Dr. Richard Hawkins, Founder
Chairman, Hawkins Foundation

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction Fellowship
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The program was founded by Dr. Richard J Hawkins, who relocated to South Carolina after working for 17 years in Vail, Colorado with Dr. Richard J Steadman. Dr. Hawkins trained more than 200 fellows throughout his career. He continues to serve as Chairman of the Hawkins Foundation
Program Description

The Steadman Hawkins' Fellowship Program in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction provides a broad clinical sports medicine and shoulder experience for physicians. The program provides an opportunity for fellows to hone their orthopaedic surgery skills and to pursue their interests in orthopaedic research.

The program offers expertise in the following disciplines:
shoulder/elbow arthroscopy/reconstruction
knee arthroscopy reconstruction and cartilage reconstruction
foot/ankle arthroscopy/reconstruction
hip arthroscopy.

Each fellow will spend time both in the Steadman Hawkins' Clinic offices and in the operating room with staff members to gain a varied and thorough clinical sports medicine experience. Fellows will work with several area high schools and a university, and will assist in weekly training rooms and help provide game/event coverage.

Each fellow is expected to initiate two research projects that may be subsequently presented at a national meeting and/or published in an orthopaedic journal. Opportunities exist for collaboration with the bio-engineering department at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. One to two months of dedicated research time is made available during the year for each fellow.

Weekly conferences provide education and insight into the diagnosis and treatment of upper and lower extremity disorders. Each fellow is expected to coordinate a grand rounds presentation and to participate and lead discussion in journal clubs, wet labs, and teaching rounds. The Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas hosts one to two national meetings a year, in which fellow leadership is required.

Distinguished Adjunct Faculty
Hawkins Fellowship Alumni who actively participate through lecture and hands-on training to enrich the fellowship experience

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Dr. Rob Bell
Past President, American Shoulder and Elbow Society

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Dr Jeffrey Abrams
Past President, American Shoulder and Elbow Society
Past President, Arthroscopy Association of North America

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Dr. Gary W. Misamore

Team physician and orthopedic consultant for the Indianapolis Colts

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Dr, William J. Mallon
Editor, JBJS
Past President, American Shoulder and Elbow Society