Rob Willson, MD, MPH is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine, who is a native of Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Willson started his education at The University of Georgia where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Master's Degree in Public Health. He attended medical school at The Medical College of Georgia followed by 6 years of post-doctoral training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He trained at the prestigious University of Connecticut Sports Medicine Fellowship and continues a relationship with the program as he continues to practice in Augusta. Within his specialty of Sports Medicine, Dr. Willson has specific areas of interest in shoulder instability, ligament reconstruction and care of the overhead athlete. His research has been presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as The New England Shoulder and Elbow Society meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Willson holds operative privileges at Augusta University Medical Center and Surgery Center of Columbia County.
Dr. DeCoons is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine, specializing in arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the knee and shoulder. After graduating from Princeton University, he earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers). He completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, including an additional research year in the McKay Orthopedic Research Laboratory. Following his residency, Dr. DeCoons completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. DeCoons was in private practice in Macon, GA, before joining Augusta University. He has served as a team physician at all competitive levels throughout his training and practice, including providing care for the Florida International University football team and the Florida Panthers hockey team (NHL). Dr. DeCoons continues to serve as a team physician at the high school, collegiate (Augusta University, Paine College), and professional (Augusta GreenJackets) level in his role at Augusta University. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He will be seeing patients at Augusta University's West Wheeler (Augusta) and Lake Oconee (Greensboro) locations. He will be performing surgery at Augusta University Medical Center (Augusta), the Surgery Center of Columbia County (Evans), and St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital (Greensboro).