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Meet Dr. Hobbs

Dr. Roy Hobbs graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1979 with Honors Standing and membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. His general surgery training was at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and his plastic surgery training at the University of Louisville, Kentucky where he received Outstanding Surgical Resident of the Year Award.  A one-year hand surgery fellowship was then completed at the University of Sydney, Australia.  At that time, he organized their first fresh anatomical research laboratory in 1987/1988. Over 10 years were then spent in Northern Canada working in hand and plastic surgery. Now at Precision Plastic Surgery, Dr. Roy Hobbs practices as both a plastic surgeon and a hand surgeon. Dr. Hobbs was board certified as a specialist in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1986 and the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1992. The Surgery of the Hand Certification was obtained in 1999 and renewed in 2006.

Meet Dr. Hobbs

Dr. Roy Hobbs graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1979 with Honors Standing and membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. His general surgery training was at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and his plastic surgery training at the University of Louisville, Kentucky where he received Outstanding Surgical Resident of the Year Award.  A one-year hand surgery fellowship was then completed at the University of Sydney, Australia.  At that time, he organized their first fresh anatomical research laboratory in 1987/1988. Over 10 years were then spent in Northern Canada working in hand and plastic surgery. Now at Precision Plastic Surgery, Dr. Roy Hobbs practices as both a plastic surgeon and a hand surgeon. Dr. Hobbs was board certified as a specialist in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1986 and the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1992. The Surgery of the Hand Certification was obtained in 1999 and renewed in 2006. 

Currently

Dr. Hobbs currently fulfills these roles:

  • He is director of the Western Carolina Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic which cares for the needs of children and adults with cleft lip and palate problems.
  • He is Treasurer of the South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • He was appointed as an associate professor for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine to help train future doctors in the clinical aspect of surgery.
  • For the past 10 years, he has also been teaching Residents, Nurses, and Certified Surgical Technicians. Three times he has received Teacher of the Year award from the Residents.
  • He has served as faculty at educational programs in the USA and multiple locations overseas.

Each year Dr. Hobbs spends 2 to 4 weeks performing volunteer surgery in other countries. These have included China, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger, South Africa, Canada and Australia. Surgeries, such as cleft lip and palate repairs are life transforming.  In many countries, without a cleft lip repair, the individual is often not able to have a job or get married.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Hobbs maintains membership in the following professional organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada)
  • South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons (Treasurer)
  • Western Carolina Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic (Director)
  • St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic (Spartanburg County)

Awards

  • 2004  Teacher of the Year – Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System chosen by General Surgery and Transitional Year Residents.
  • 2003  Teacher of the Year – Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System chosen by General Surgery and Transitional Year Residents.
  • 2002 Teacher of the Year – Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System chosen by General Surgery and Transitional Year Residents.
  • 1987-1995 Multiple Letters of Recognition from hospitals and government of China for lectures and surgery performed at six universities.
  • 1987 New South Wales, Australia – Award for Best Clinical Slides at Annual Hand Surgery Meeting
  • 1986 William Brohm Award, University of Louisville, Kentucky for Outstanding Surgical Resident
  • 1980 MAP International Scholarship for travel to India.
  • 1979 Honors Standing in University of Toronto Medical School.
  • 1979 N. Silverthorn Award at University of Toronto
  • 1978 Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Toronto Honor Medical Society
  • 1974 In Course Scholarship for Academic Excellence at University of Toronto.

Attending Surgeon at:

  • Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, Columbus, North Carolina

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