Meet Dr. Gavin

Dr. Gavin and the advanced musculoskeletal center at the Sport & Spine Institute unite diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services for optimal patient care, convenience and education.

After graduating from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Gavin was accepted into the highly competitive St. Lukes/Roosevelt Orthopaedic program in Manhattan, where he received the distinction of Chief Resident.

For over 15 years, Dr. Gavin has been on staff at Hilton Head Hospital as well as the Bluffton/Okatie Surgery Center.  Prior to that, Dr. Gavin was in private practice for over 10 years in NE Penna and board certified since 1992.

J. Robert Gavin Jr., M.D.

Health Grades Honor Roll Physician

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Member - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Strength in Flexibility

Dr. Gavin is recognized as a Healthgrades Honor Roll physician – and for good reason: Dr. Gavin gets results. Balancing the family life with work is instrumental to being successful at any business.

The following is an article that takes gives a more personal perspective or Dr. Gavin not only as one of the areas most prestigious orthopedic surgeons but also as a husband, father, and parent of four children.

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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – 1992
  • Re-Certification – 2010


  • Outpatient Surgery Center of Hilton Head
  • Hilton Head Hospital


  • Residency – St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, Chief Resident, New York, NY
  • Fellowship – North Shore University – Cornell Medical Center – Manhasset, NY
  • Internship – St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA


  •      American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  •      American College of Surgeons
  •      Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  •      Southern Orthopaedic Society