Ryan T. Dougherty, PA-C

Ryan T. Dougherty, PA-C

General Orthopedics, Hand & Wrist, Shoulder

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Coastal Region

Wilmington – Porters Neck
Wilmington – Shipyard

Ryan Dougherty earned his Bachelor of Science in exercise science from New York’s Ithaca College, where he played on the varsity basketball team.

He then graduated with his Master of Science Physician Assistant (MSPA) from Monmouth University in New Jersey. During his training, he completed more than 2,000 hours of clinical patient care in rotations across a range of disciplines, emerging with a passion in orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine and cardiology.

While in college, Ryan worked as a pharmacy technician and emergency department medical scribe, giving him valuable experience in other aspects of the medical field.

Ryan is a board-certified physician assistant and is certified in both basic and advanced cardiac life support by the American Red Cross. He works with Dr. Hocker on the joint replacement team.


  • Undergraduate: Ithaca College
  • Graduate: Monmouth University

Certifications and Licensures:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina State License

Specialties & Services

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


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.