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.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society