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Dr. Richard Hawkins is an orthopedic surgeon serving in Greenville, SC. He cares for damage to the muscles, bones, joints, & tendons.

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Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Richard Hawkins is accepting new patients at this office.


200 Patewood Drive, Suite C100, Greenville, SC 29615

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Multi Specialty
Group Practice A Greenville Health System Medical Practice
Health System Greenville Health System
Hospital Affiliations
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Greer Memorial Hospital
  • Hillcrest Memorial Hospital
  • Laurens County Memorial Hospital
  • Patewood Memorial Hospital
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Other

About Dr. Hawkins
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Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Carolina Team Physician, Denver Broncos Team Physician, Colorado Rockies Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas 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. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Orthopaedics. He had fellowship training in knee, shoulder, and spine. Returning to London, at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Hawkins became Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Residency Program. In 1979, he was an ABC Traveling Fellow to Great Britain. Dr. Hawkins is a founding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Past-President of the same organization, 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 and presently team physician. He was Medical Director and is presently team physician for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team. Dr. Hawkins has cared for many teams and many athletes from high school to the professional level. Dr. Hawkins has published over 200 articles and videotapes, and has presented approximately 500 pieces at both national and international meetings. He has published 7 textbooks in Orthopaedics. He is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Carolina and is a former Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado and at 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 many orthopaedic journals. He has served the orthopaedic community on many committees presently including the Council on Education for the AAOS. Dr. Hawkins has been listed as one of 100 of America?s Best Doctors, as well as, being named in the National Directory of Who?s Who in Executives and Professionals. In 2004, Dr. Hawkins opened an expanded practice in South Carolina, the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, which has four locations and 21 physicians. Dr. Hawkins is program director for the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship Program and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of the Carolinas. Dr. Hawkins and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Danielle and Andrea, one son, Jamie, 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 coach, and played semi-professional football in his younger days. He enjoys participating in golf.


Special Interests  

  • Reconst/Shoulder-Elbow-Knee

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • University of Western Ontario
    Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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