Dr. Hobbs was board certified as a specialist in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1986 and the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1992. The Surgery of the Hand Certification was obtained in 1999 and renewed in 2006.
Over 10 years were spent working in Northern Canada in hand and plastic surgery before he moved to South Carolina.
Since 1999, Dr. Hobbs has been teaching Residents, Nurses, and Certified Surgical Technicians in the Upstate. Three times he has received Teacher of the Year award from the Residents. He has also served on the faculty at educational programs in the USA and multiple locations overseas.
Currently, Dr. Hobbs is Director of the Western Carolina Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and Treasurer of the South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Each year Dr. Hobbs spends 2-4 weeks performing volunteer surgery in other countries. These have included China, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger, and South Africa. Most of these surgeries have been cleft lip and palate repairs which are life transforming. In many countries, without a cleft lip repair, the child is ostracized, some are left to die, some are considered demon possessed, and most are not able to have a job or get married. To read more about these trips and see some photos CLICK HERE.
Dr. Roy Hobbs graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1979 with Honors standing and membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. His general surgery training was at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and his plastic surgery training at the University of Louisville, Kentucky where he received Outstanding Surgical Resident of the Year award. A one-year hand surgery fellowship was then completed at the University of Sydney, Australia. At that time, he organized their first fresh anatomical research laboratory for hand surgery. Now at Spartanburg Hand Surgery Dr. Roy Hobbs practices as both a hand surgeon and plastic surgeon.