George F. Rick Hatch, III, M.D.

Dr. Hatch is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of California Keck School of Medicine and is part of the USC Sports Medicine / Shoulder & Elbow Service, a section of the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is on the staff at USC University Hospital. He specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, and elbow as well as all sports-related injuries. He uses advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments, and bones. In addition to teaching medical students and orthopaedic surgical residents, he is also part of the USC Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Hatch is also affiliated with the University of Southern California Athletic Medicine Department which provides care for all student-athletes and athletic teams at the University of Southern California.

A native of Montana, Dr. Hatch received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Hatch performed his orthopaedic residency training in teh Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine. While there, he received two Robert Kelly Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting Awards for excellence in orthopaedic research. In addition he was elected Administrative Chief Resident by his peers and faculty, and served for three years as a Representative to Resident-Faculty Committee in Emory Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Hatch earned additional subspecialty, fellowship training in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery at the internationally renown Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation in Los Angeles, CA. While there, he also served as an associate physician for the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball teams, the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks professionalice hockey teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy professional soccer team, the Los Angeles Sparks professional womens' basketball team, and the los Angeles Avengers professional arena.

Following his sports medicine and arthroscopic fellowship in Los Angeles, Dr. Hatch earned as second subspeciatly fellowship in complex shoulder reconstruction at Harvard Medical School. In additon to training as reconstructive shoulder fellow on the prestigious Harvard Shoulder Service, Dr.Hatch also held an appointment of Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedics for the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the prestigious Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals.

Shoulder, knee, and elbow surgery Sports medicine Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Position:
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,
USC / Keck School of Medicine

Board Certification:
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School:
Emory University School of Medicine

Residency Training:
Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship Training:
Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee surgery,
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation

Fellowship Training:
Complex Shoulder Reconstruction
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American
Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Honors / Awards:
Best Overall Paper, The Robert Kelly Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2003
Elected Administrative Chief Resident, 2002-2003
Best Foot & Ankle Paper, The Robert Kelly Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2001
The Alfred A. Davis Surgical Research Fellowship Award 1997
The Alfred A. Davis Surgical Research Fellowship Award 1996
The Alfred A. Davis Surgical Research Fellowship Award 1995
Recognition Award for Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1993
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