Josh Hudgens, MD
Josh Hudgens, MD


Orthopedic Shoulder Doctor

Triangle Region

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

Dr. Josh Hudgens is an experienced shoulder doctor. Dr. Hudgens has extensive experience treating shoulder conditions, including fractures, rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, and labral tears. He utilizes the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments to provide his patients with the best possible outcomes. Dr. Hudgens also strives to create a comfortable environment where patients feel safe and secure while discussing their conditions and treatment options.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Hudgens is a native of Georgia, earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Following his residency, he underwent advanced training, completing a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He focused on advanced and complex shoulder repair and reconstruction during his fellowship. Dr. Hudgens gained additional exposure to shoulder specialist and elbow surgical specialist techniques as a visiting clinician at the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Center in London, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Hudgens is a passionate orthopedic shoulder surgeon and specializes in arthroscopic (minimally invasive) and open procedures to treat the full spectrum of shoulder problems, including:

He is also interested in complex shoulder conditions and procedures, including:

As a shoulder surgeon, the part of his job that he enjoys the most is seeing patients recover the function and use of their arms, whether returning to competitive sports or simply regaining the ability to get their arms overhead without pain. He provides personalized treatment plans based on each patient’s needs and is committed to providing the best possible outcomes.

If you are wondering, “Where can I find an orthopedic shoulder specialist near me?” request a consultation with the expert shoulder doctor, Dr. Hudgens, now. Or, call us at 919-220-5255 anytime to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.


  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia
  • Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Michigan
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University

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.