Rob Willson

Associate Professor

Rob Willson

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Orthopedic

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Rob Willson, MD, MPH is an orthopaedic surgeon. He attended medical school and residency at The Medical College of Georgia and attended the prestigious University of Connecticut Sports Medicine Fellowship.

  • BA 3300


  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia Sch, 2011

  • MPH, Public Health, General University of Georgia, 2007

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General University of Georgia, 2005


  • PHY Ga Medical Board, 2017

  • PHY GA Medical Board, 2011

Awards & Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Department of Orthopaedics, 2022

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Teaching Award Orthopaedic Surgery Department, 2022

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Department of Orthopaedics, 2019

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5003

  • SURG 5275

    Orthopedics Externship
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I: Sub I Orthopedic Surgery
  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in SURG
  • PHAS 5131


Teaching Interests

Teaching residents and medical students in clinical settings, as well as traditional classroom settings.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Use of a Superolateral Portal and 70° Arthroscope to Optimize Visualization of Patellofemoral Tracking and Osteochondral Lesions in Patients With Recurrent Patellar Instability., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: Early Results Using a Hybrid Physeal-Sparing Technique., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Prospective Cohort Evaluating a Central Line Bundle in Preventing Catheter-Related Sepsis (CRS) in the ICU, 2008
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Care of the skeletally immature athlete, physeal-sparing ligament reconstruction, cartilage surgery, patellar instability, shoulder instability, complex knee surgery

University Service

  • Augusta University Athletics 2018 - Present

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Academy of Richmond County Athletics 2020 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Augusta GreenJackets Baseball (Atlanta Braves Affiliate) 2020 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Thomson High School Athletics 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Augusta University 2017 - Present

    Role: Other