November Featured Ed Board Members

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Richard J. Hawkins, MD, FRCSC
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University
Program Director, Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship Program
Chairman, Hawkins Foundation

Dr. Richard Hawkins relocated from his native Canada to Vail in October of 1990, where he teamed with Dr. J. Richard Steadman to form the Steadman Hawkins Clinic. In 2004, Dr. Hawkins opened an expanded practice in South Carolina, the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, which has grown to 5 locations and 27 physicians. Dr. Hawkins is program director for the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship Program and Chairman of the Hawkins Foundation.

He graduated from the University of Western Ontario where he later became Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Residency Program. He is fellowship trained in the knee, shoulder, and spine and was an ABC Traveling Fellow to Great Britain in 1979.

Dr. Hawkins is a founding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Past President of the same organization, Past President of the Orthopaedic Learning Center of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Past President of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine, former Director of the Sports Medicine Council of Canada, former Team Physician to the Canadian Olympics in Calgary in 1988, and a former consultant to the United States Ski Team. He was the National Medical Director for the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, and was Team Physician for the 1998 and 1999 Super Bowl Champions Denver Broncos. He served as Medical Director and team physician for the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos. He currently serves as Team Physician for the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. Dr. Hawkins has cared for many teams and many athletes from high school to the professional level. If you look around his office you will see pictures of Ray Lewis, John Elway, Terrell Davis, Kobe Bryant, Monica Seles, Billy Jean King, Greg Norman, and many others.

He has published over 200 articles and videotapes and has presented over 800 pieces at both national and international meetings serving as Visiting Professor and guest speaker at many programs. He has published 9 textbooks in Orthopaedics with one being published in Chinese. He is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Carolina, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering and Science – Clemson University and is a former Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His primary focus in academic orthopaedics has been the shoulder, both basic and clinical research. He is presently on the editorial board of several orthopaedic journals.

Dr. Hawkins has trained over 200 fellows worldwide in shoulder and sports medicine with many now serving in leadership positions in our societies, i.e. ASES, AANA, etc. He recently received the 2013 George D. Rovere Award for Education at the AOSSM Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Hawkins and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren. It is with great pride that he had the opportunity to coach all of his children through high school basketball. Dr. Hawkins was a quarterback in college and played semi-professional football. He enjoys playing golf, reading, and spending time with his family.

Selected Published Works

Wyland DJ, Pill SG, Shanley E, Clark JC, Hawkins RJ, Noonan TJ, Kissenberth MJ, Thigpen CA. Bony adaptation of the proximal humerus and glenoid correlate within the throwing shoulder of professional baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(8):1858-1862.

Anz AW, Bushnell BD, Griffin LP, Noonan TJ, Torry MR, Hawkins RJ. Correlation of torque and elbow injury in professional baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(7):1368-1374.

Bushnell BD, Anz AW, Noonan TJ, Torry MR, Hawkins RJ. Association of maximum pitch velocity and elbow injury in professional baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(4):728-732.

Hawkins RJ, Krishnan SG, Karas SG, Noonan TJ, Horan MP. Electrothermal arthroscopic shoulder capsulorrhaphy: a minimum 2-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(9):1484-1488.

Schlegel TF, Hawkins RJ, Lewis CW, Motta T, Turner AS. The effects of augmentation with Swine small intestine submucosa on tendon healing under tension: histologic and mechanical evaluations in sheep. Am J Sports Med. 2006;34(2):275-280.

Sabick MB, Kim YK, Torry MR, Keirns MA, Hawkins RJ. Biomechanics of the shoulder in youth baseball pitchers: implications for the development of proximal humeral epiphysiolysis and humeral retrotorsion. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33(11):1716-1722.


Martin, David F

David F. Martin, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina

A native of Moorestown, New Jersey, David F. Martin, M.D., received his A.B. (1978) from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and his M.D. (1982) from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed his residency in Baltimore at The Johns Hopkins Hospital while Lee H. Riley, Jr., M.D. was Department Chairman. This was followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in Columbus, Georgia under the supervision of Walton W. Curl, M.D. Dr. Martin completed his formal education with a Sports Medicine Fellowship under the direction of Leslie S. Matthews, M.D. at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Following his residency and fellowship education, Dr. Martin joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and served from 1988 through 1990. Since 1990, he has been a faculty member at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he serves as a Professor, the Director of Sports Medicine, and Head Team Physician for the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons. He has also been the team physician for the Winston-Salem Single A Professional Baseball Organization (currently the Winston-Salem Dash) for over 20 years. During his time at Wake Forest, Dr. Martin has previously been the Director of Residency Education and the program director for the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. He participated in a Traveling Fellowship for the AOSSM in 1993, visiting the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association with Dr. Frank Bassett serving as his godfather. In 1996, Dr. Martin visited Japan as a Kashiwagi-Suzuki Japanese American Traveling Fellow.

Dr. Martin was a member of the ACGME Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee (RRC) from 1993 through 1999 and also has experience as an RRC Specialist Site Visitor. He has served as an Oral Examiner and a test question writer for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) since 2001.

Dr. Martin has been a Director for the ABOS since 2006, having served in the offices of Treasurer and Chairman of the MOC Committee. In 2011-2012, he served as the President of the ABOS. He has worked diligently with other ABOS Directors to make the entire certification process significant, relevant, and valuable. Dr. Martin currently holds Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery and Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is currently meeting the requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

David and his wife Sue live in Lewisville, North Carolina. They are long-time active members of First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem. They have two beautiful daughters – Sarah is a senior at Wake Forest University and Lizzie is a graduate student in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. David enjoys running, biking, swimming, classic cars, and assisting Sue as she creates pottery.

Selected Published Works

Weber SC, Martin DF, Seiler JG 3rd, Harrast JJ. Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior Lesions of the Shoulder: Incidence Rates, Complications, and Outcomes as Reported by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II Candidates. Am J Sports Med 2012;40(7):1538-1543.

Messier SP, Legault C, Schoenlank CR, Newman JJ, Martin DF, DeVita P.  Risk factors and mechanisms of knee injury in runners.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008;40(11):1873-1879.

Farmer JM, Lee CA, Curl, WW, Martin DF, Kortesis B. Poehling GG. Initial biomechanical properties of staple-anchor Achilles tendon allograft and interference screw bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft fixation for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a cadaveric model. Arthroscopy. 2006;22(10):1040-1045.

Jackson BJ, Ferguson CM, Martin DF. Surgical treatment of chronic posteromedial instability using capsular procedures. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2006;14(2): 91-95.

Cole, DW, Ginn, TA, Chen GJ, Smith BP, Curl, WW, Martin DF, Poehling GG.  Cost comparison of anterior ligament reconstruction: autograft versus allograft.  Arthroscopy. 2005;21(7):786-790.


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