Dr. Hoffman

R. Dow Hoffman, M.D., specializes in the treatment of shoulder and knee problems, including shoulder and knee arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, and shoulder and knee replacement surgery. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Dr. Hoffman then served four years as an orthopædic surgeon in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander, before joining Chatham Orthopaedic Associates in 2003. He is Board Certified in orthopaedic surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in sports medicine awarded by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Hoffman provides medical care for the athletic teams of the Savannah College of Art and Design and Calvary Day School. He is currently the team physician for the Savannah Sand Gnats, the minor league affiliate of the New York Mets baseball team. Dr. Hoffman is the former chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Memorial Health University Medical Center, the current chair of Memorial’s joint replacement center of excellence, and is currently President of the Medical Staff at Memorial. He also is an active member of the orthopædic surgery departments at Memorial Health University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society