Dr Scott Hodges, DO

Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


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Dr. Scott Hodges is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Southern Adventist University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. He went on to graduate Cum Laude from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Hodges served his Internship at Tulsa Regional Medical Center where he was awarded Intern of the year in 1993. He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Hodges served in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Major.  He then returned to medicine and a Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Loyola University of Chicago. He finished his training at Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois.

In 1994, Dr. Hodges returned to Chattanooga, setting up private practice with the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. He also has a full license to practice medicine in the Cayman Islands.  Dr. Hodges has authored nearly 100 scholarly journal articles, and participates in leading research projects.

Dr. Hodges is a member of the following societies:

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

American Osteopathic Association

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics

American Spinal Injury Association

American Medical Association

Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

North American Spine Society

Orthopaedic Research Society

Tennessee Orthopaedic Society

American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society

Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association

Scoliosis Research Society

Cervical Spine Research Society

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

Spine Arthroplasty Society

American College of Spine Surgery

Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association

Clinical Orthopaedic Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Society Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

AO Spine North America