Rhett K. Hallows, MD
Rhett K. Hallows, MD

Joint Replacement

Triangle Region

Brier Creek
Wake Forest–Wakefield

Dr. Rhett Hallows, joint replacement surgeon, was born and raised in Utah. He has dedicated his life to advancing the field of orthopedic surgery through unwavering dedication and a commitment to excellence. With a passion for improving the lives of his patients, Dr. Hallows has seamlessly blended his extensive education and specialized training into a thriving practice, earning him recognition as a leader in joint replacement surgery.

Education and Expertise

He received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Utah University in 1998. Dr. Hallows then attended the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he obtained his MD in 2003.

Following medical school, he stayed at the University of Utah, where he completed his orthopedic residency in 2008. Dr. Hallows then traveled to Duke Orthopedics, where he obtained his specialty training in Adult Reconstruction, specializing in hip and knee replacement and revision hip and knee replacement, along with taking care of complex primary and revision cases.

Dr. Hallows practiced as a joint replacement surgeon in Utah for two years at Intermountain Health Care, a nationally recognized healthcare system, learning the complexities of running a private practice. While there, he was also tasked with developing a Joint Center of Excellence.

In 2011, he was invited back to Duke to join the faculty of the Adult Reconstruction division, where he has been practicing for the past 12 years. This allowed him to continue specializing in primary and revision hip and knee replacement and caring for complex cases presented to Duke. During this time, he also became proficient in the ABMS approach to hip replacement, which allows for rapid recovery similar to anterior hip replacement. This training occurred under the guidance of Dr. Scott Kelley, one of the early innovators of the approach.

Dr. Hallows is now proficient and teaches robotic hip, knee, and partial knee replacements. He is also a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon, specializing in knee and hip replacements, arthroplasty, and joint replacements. Dr. Hallows is a renowned joint replacement specialist, offering his expertise to those needing hip and knee surgery.

As an orthopedic hip surgeon and knee replacement surgeon, he understands the importance of successful surgery, as well as the critical role of hip surgery recovery to achieve maximum functionality.

Dr. Hallows’ training and experience as a joint replacement doctor make him an excellent choice for those seeking an orthopedic surgeon for knees and hips. His expertise in revision hip and knee replacement, in addition to complex primary and revision cases, makes him a highly sought-after surgeon. Dr. Hallows’ patients not only benefit from his technical skills but also from his compassionate patient care.

Dr. Hallows married his high school sweetheart, Shauna, right out of high school, and they have two beautiful daughters, Alex and Kiara.

Dr. Hallows’ comprehensive training uniquely makes him an excellent choice for those seeking orthopedic surgery for knees and hips. He can perform several procedures, such as:

Specialties & Services
  • Patellofemoral arthroplasty
  • Rapid recovery/outpatient joint replacement
  • Complex/revision hip and knee replacement


  • Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine – Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Duke University Adult Reconstruction – Department of Orthopedic Surgery

To receive expert care, request a consultation with Dr. Hallows now. Or, call us at (919) 220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

Specialties & Services

A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.