Robert G Willson, MD, MPH


Robert G Willson, MD, MPH

Sports Medicine
Pediatric Sports Medicine

Rob Willson, MD, MPH is an orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as The New England Shoulder and Elbow Society meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Willson holds operative privileges at Augusta University Medical Center and Surgery Center of Columbia County.

  • Clinical Interests

    Specific areas of interest include:
    Shoulder Instability
    Knee Ligament Reconstruction
    Hip, Elbow, Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy
    Articular Cartilage Restoration
    Care of OCD (Osteochondritis Dissecans) Lesions
    Patellar Instability
    Physeal-Sparing Ligament Reconstruction
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    AC Joint Reconstruction

  • Research Interests

    Current research in the following areas:
    Physeal-Sparing ACL Reconstruction
    Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsions

  • Specialties


    Sports Medicine

    Pediatric Sports Medicine

  • Language(s)



Assistant Professor


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Internship: Augusta University

Residency: Augusta University - Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: University of Connecticut - Sports Medicine

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Dr. Willson’s Reviews

March 12, 2024

Dr Willson is the best in his field. His dedication to his patients and their needs is exceptional. He is very knowledgeable and always take the time to address all my concerns and questions. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a Sports Medicine doctor.

February 28, 2024


January 31, 2024

I was grateful for Dr. Willson's willingness to be honest with my condition, and clear about what options I have available to me long-term.

January 31, 2024

We have referred multiple people to Dr. Willson. He has been a blessing through my daughter's injury & recovery journey. He's very positive & explains everything to us every time. He always asked what we need from him to make this journey easier. Hands down best decision I made, was to switch to him for my daughters xxx repair!

January 31, 2024

This was one of the best experiences I've had. Professional, helpful,and personable.

January 30, 2024


January 21, 2024

Conservative in his treatment (love this) and kind in his recommendations, andbise and knowledgeable explanations.

January 3, 2024

Dr Willson is wonderful and very personable and listens to what is important to us. He's a true gem!!

November 19, 2023

Exceptional listener he even thanked us for the long family history again we have an incredibly medically complex child xxx and both boys share the same xxx he was understanding with my overly cautiousness and showed genuine concern for our family or questions and concerns.

October 22, 2023

Dr Wilson was super attentive and would go above and beyond and that's the expectation I have as a global executive with a surgeon

September 14, 2023

Dr. Wilson is an amazing provider. He made us feel welcomed and most importantly took his time. He's such an amazing doctor!!

July 15, 2023

Dr. Willson is a great surgeon. I was worried but my daughter is doing better than what I expected only almost 2 months post op.

June 9, 2023

Dr Wilson seem to be a very knowledge orthopedic surgeon,,,

April 28, 2023

Dr.Wilson really did a good on my knee surgery and I am so glad my mom took me to AU cause Dr. Wilson took good care of me.

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