Robert E. Hancock, MD


Joined 1995



University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Medical School

Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
Doctor of Medicine


Orthopedic Residency
UTSW – Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX
1989 – 1994


Sports Medicine Fellowship
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic
Vail, CO
1994 – 1995


General Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Board Certification

Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

St. Mary’s Hospital
Chief of Orthopaedics 1998
Surgical Case Review Committee 1998-2000 
Institutional Review Board 2001-2002
Chairman 2002

Athens Regional Hospital
Chief of Orthopaedics 1998
ER Committee 1999
Surgical Case Review Committee 2004

Professional Affiliations

American Medical Association

Diplomat American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American College of Sports Medicine

Southern Orthopaedic Association

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Hawkins Society

Research / Publications

  • “Applications of EMG in the Throwing Athlete,” with Richard J Hawkins, M.D., FRCS.  Chapter for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
  • “The Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Predicting the Size of Primary and Recurrent Rotator Cuff Tears,” Motamedi,A et al.  Submitted for publication.


  • Sports Medicine Coordinator; Coliseum Venue; Summer Olympic Games:  Volleyball, Rhythmic Gymnastics; Athens, Ga.; 1996.
  • May 1997.  “Approach to Initial Shoulder Dislocations”.  Columbus, GA.
  • March 9-11, 1998.  SEC Sports Medicine Symposium.  Atlanta, GA.  Panel Discussion of Sports Specific Injuries.
  • May 1999.  UGA/NovaCare Annual Education Symposium.  “Current Concepts in Rehabilitation.”  Athens, GA.
  •  July 15-18, 1999. Case Reports “The Natural History of Bone Bruises after ACL Reconstruction”, Michael Hoke Society Meeting;  Bermuda,
  • March 2000:  Nova Care Lecture “Shoulder Injuries in Little Leaguers”
  • July 2000. “The Natural History of ACL Injury” Michael Hoke Society Meeting;  Kiawah Island, SC. 
  • May 2002. “Knee Dislocation:  Orthopaedic Perspective”.  Sports Medicine Lecture, St. Mary’s Hospital.  Athens, GA. 
  • July 2002  “ACL Reconstruction:  BTB vs Hamstring”.  Sports Medicine Lecture, St. Mary’s Hospital.  Athens, GA. 
  • November 18, 2002 “Techniques in Shoulder Surgery.” University of Georgia.  Athens, GA. 
  • January 18, 2003. “Knee Dislocations.”  Sports Medicine Lecture, St. Mary’s Hospital.  Athens, GA. 
  • July 10, 2003.  “Trends in ACL Treatment.”  Steadman-Hawkins Fellows Meeting.  Vail, CO.
  • July 16, 2003.  “Trends in ACL Treatment.”  Michael Hoke Society Meeting.  Sea Island, GA. 
  • March 23, 2004.  “Upper Extremity Trauma.”  University Of Georgia Athletic Trainers.  Athens, GA.
  • September 16, 2004.  “Shoulder Examination and Evaluation.”  University of Georgia Athletic Trainers.  Athens, GA.
  • March 29,2005.  “Upper Extremity Trauma.”  University Of Georgia Athletic Trainers.  Athens, GA.
  • May 5, 2005.   “Rotator Cuff Arthropathy”.  Hawkins Meeting.  Hilton Head Island, SC.
  • May 6, 2005.  “Etiology of Thrower’s Pain:  Laxity or Tightness.”  Hilton Head Island, SC.


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