Dr. Shawn Hocker is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is dual fellowship trained in adult joint reconstruction and sports medicine. He completed his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his residency in orthopedic surgery from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He then finished his surgical training with a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction and sports medicine from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Hocker holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
While at UNC, Dr. Hocker was Captain of the 1993 Tar Heel Football Team and in 1994, he played for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. He has helped to develop one of the current operating computer navigation systems used for total knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Hocker’s particular interests are in total joint replacement of the shoulder, knee and hip, less-invasive knee, hip and shoulder surgery, partial knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, computer-assisted knee replacement, gender specific knee replacement and patient specific customized knee replacement and sports medicine.
He is a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Hocker is the president of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Hocker enjoys travel, SCUBA, skiing, fishing and kayaking. He and his wife Coo enjoy raising and spending time with their two sons and daughter.