Robert Dow Hoffman, M.D.

Robert Dow Hoffman, M.D.

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 orthopaedic 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 Savannah College of Art and Design’s athletic teams. Dr. Hoffman is Medical Director for the Merit Independent Physician Association, former chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Memorial Health University Medical Center, a member of Memorial’s Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, and is past president of the Medical Staff at Memorial. He also is an active member of the orthopaedic surgery departments at Memorial Health University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital.

Education & Certifications


  • University of Florida
    Gainesville, Florida


  • Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina


  • University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • ABOS Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society


    Physician Assistants

    Kate McIntosh, PA‑C

    Kate McIntosh, PA‑C

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    Kate McIntosh, PA‑C
    Kate McIntosh, PA‑C

    After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science from Smith College in Massachusetts, Kate came to Savannah to work as an assistant competition manager for the sport of sailing for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. She received a Bachelor of Science of Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, and then a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. Kate’s experience in the medical field began in 1992, at Memorial Medical Center as a nurse assistant in neurology/neurosurgery, then as a physician assistant at Neurological Institute of Savannah, followed by a graduate studies coordinator of the Physician Assistant Program at South University before becoming a certified physician assistant at Chatham Orthopaedics in 2004.