N. Carolina Leader Dr. Robyn Hakanson
Dr. Robyn Hakanson is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She received her medical training at the Duke University School of Medicine and the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York, NY in a fellowship for adult reconstruction and sports medicine. Earlier in her career, she served as a team doctor for the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA and the University of Northern Colorado football team. She is now part of a private practice at Tri-County Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in North Carolina, where her specialties are joint replacements and sports medicine.
Robyn learned the importance of caring for others early in life, and as a person of faith, she has always felt that God has placed her where he wants her to be. So she cares for athletes, both professionals and every day athletes, like the men and women in her community that want to rejoin their walking club, or their friends on the golf course or those who want to resume their “weekend warrior” activities. She answers calls on weekends when kids in her neighborhood are hurt playing sports, and she volunteers at the free clinic in the community. Despite her busy schedule, she knows her children understand because she is teaching them that “when your life in blessed, you take time to care for others”.
As one of the founding surgeons of WOGO, she is excited about seeing her dream come to fruition. She explains, “My life will be forever changed by being a part of their lives.”