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John M. Hicks, MD

John M. Hicks, MD

Back, Neck & Spine

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Blue Ridge Region

Arden - Fletcher

Dr. Hicks earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Davidson College. He graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN.

In addition, Dr. Hicks has had additional, intensive training in complex spinal surgery through an orthopedic and neurosurgical fellowship at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons the North American Spine Societ and the AO Spine International

A South Carolina native, Dr. Hicks has extensive expertise in the surgical treatment of the neck and back. A fellowship-trained and board-certified spine surgeon, his philosophy centers around using appropriate care to help patients recover without surgery whenever possible– and technical excellence when surgery is required.

Dr. Hicks enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, whitewater kayaking and exploring Western North Carolina.


  • Undergraduate: Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
  • Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Internship University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Residency: Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville


  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine International
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Henderson and Buncombe County Medical Societies

Dr. Hicks was informative about my condition. He thoroughly explained all the options for my care. Dr. Hicks met with my husband and myself before and after the surgery. I felt very confident about his abilities. I rarely had to wait any time before seeing Dr. Hicks in his office. The entire experience was rewarding and I recommend Dr. Hicks and Blue Ridge Bone and Joint for those with back issues.

Linda E


Dr. Hicks fit me in a tight schedule. He was very to the point, pleasant and I was pleased with my outcome. I would send anyone to him!



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