Dr. Christopher Hodgkins
Dr. Hodgkins, or Dr. H as he is known by his patients, is a Board Certified, double fellowship-trained, experienced orthopedic surgeon. He trained at two high volume trauma centers in the United States, Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami and Tampa General Hospital. Dr. H also spent a year at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, one of the most prestigious orthopedic hospitals in the world, where he trained with world experts. This training exposed him to some of the worst possible injuries and inspired his passion for his specialty.
Dr. H is a native of the United Kingdom where he entered medical school in 1996, graduating in 2001. He has been a practicing physician for over 15 years. In 2005, he completed the necessary United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE), achieving the highest possible percentile score in the two qualifying exams necessary to practice medicine in the United States. He completed his US orthopedic residency and double orthopedic fellowship training in 2012. He has since been an attending orthopedic surgeon in practice at one of the most elite orthopedic surgery groups in South Florida.
Dr. H is not a ‘jack of all trades’ surgeon. He purposely narrowed his practice to mastering a limited number of surgical foot and ankle conditions. He works hard to find ways to improve existing equipment, techniques and recoveries with the ultimate aim of more minimally invasive surgery with better and faster patient outcomes. This has attracted the attention of the worldwide community and Dr H presents and publishes internationally on these techniques. Dr H is also closely involved with the education of residents, fellows and surgical colleagues.
Dr. H is an athletic person who has competed in contact sports his entire life – mainly rugby and soccer – and has sustained many injuries himself. This has given him first-hand knowledge of both the physical and psychosocial pain of injury from a patient perspective. His experiences as a patient in physician offices and hospitals gave him invaluable insight into the importance of patient experience.