Douglas Scott, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon


Kirk H. Johnson, M.D

Dr. Douglas Scott is an orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained sub-specialist.  His expertise lies in sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, joint arthroscopy, and in particular, complex reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow.

He earned an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston.  He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, affiliated with Columbia University.  Additional training during his residency included the time at the DuPont Institute for pediatric orthopedics, and Memorial Sloan Kettering for orthopedic oncology.

Dr. Scott further completed the orthopedic shoulder and elbow fellowship at Brown University, focusing on the upper extremity including shoulder resurfacing, total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement, as well as advanced minimally invasive techniques of shoulder and elbow arthroscopy.  Most of his colleagues and mentors from the fellowship have continued to perform research and help patients at Brown, and one of his fellowship directors is now the Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Yale University.

Dr. Scott is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of numerous other professional orthopedic and medical societies.  He has authored peer-reviewed journal publications and academic book chapters for orthopedic surgery.

He is proud to serve as the physician for the University of South Carolina Beaufort Intercollegiate Sports Teams: Baseball, Softball, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Track & Field, and Women’s Track & Field. He assists over 150 student athletes with how to prevent injuries and ensures that they receive excellent orthopedic care.

Dr. Scott is an avid golfer tennis player, runner and reader, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, and son, Clark. He is a member of the medical staff at Hilton Head Hospital.