Shawn B. Hocker, MD

Shawn B. Hocker, MD

Hip & Knee, Shoulder

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, CAQ in Sports Medicine, Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist, Specializes in Hip and Knee Replacement, Specializing in Joint Replacement

Coastal Region

Leland – Brunswick Forest
Wilmington - Shipyard

Dr. Shawn Hocker practices in Wilmington at 3787 Shipyard Boulevard, in Brunswick Forest at 1168 East Cutlar Crossing in Leland and will soon offer office hours at our new location in Burgaw. Dr. 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 Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Hocker is the president of the North Carolina Orthopedic 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.

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  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham
  • Fellowship: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Fellowship-Trained in Sports Medicine
  • Fellowship-Trained in Adult Joint Reconstruction


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Eastern Orthopedic Association
  • President North Carolina Orthopedic Association
  • Southern Orthopedics Association
  • North Carolina/South Carolina Combined Orthopedic Association
  • Chairman Orthopedic Joint Planning Committee
  • Piedmont Society
  • President OrthoWilmington
  • President EmergeOrtho


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