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Dr. Weeks grew up in Charlotte and now returns excitedly to provide orthopedic care for his fellow Carolinians. Prior to returning home, Dr. Weeks’ medical career has taken him all over the nation. He began his path of orthopedic surgery training at Duke University as an undergraduate majoring in Neuroscience. He then obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. He spent the next six years at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan. HSS is a hospital solely dedicated to the treatment of orthopedic injuries, performing more than 25,000 orthopedic procedures annually. While at HSS he completed his residency in orthopedics and a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. During his fellowship year, he focused his training in minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopic management of ligament and soft tissue injuries to the hip, knee, and shoulder.
While in New York he was an assistant team physician for the New York Giants football team and the New York Red Bulls MLS team. He gained a great understanding of the treatment of athletic injuries during his time with these prestigious professional teams. In addition to his on-field experience, Dr. Weeks was also active in teaching medical students, residents, and performing research regarding ACL reconstruction, hip arthroscopy, and shoulder surgery.
He developed a keen interest and expertise in hip surgery under the supervision of Dr. Bryan Kelly, a pioneer in Hip arthroscopy. Dr. Weeks’ training in hip arthroscopy also included time spent with Drs. Michael Leunig and Klaus Siebenrock in Switzerland, the birthplace of hip preservation surgery. Dr. Weeks utilizes hip arthroscopy in his practice to repair cartilage lesions, and muscular and ligament tears in the hip.
At OrthoCarolina, Dr. Weeks specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery for injuries involving the hip, knee, and shoulder. He is an active educator in the Atrium residency and Sports Medicine fellowship. He continues ongoing research into the surgical and non-surgical management of pre-arthritic hip conditions and has developed a hip arthroscopy registry to track patient outcomes. He is the Assistant Team Physician for the Carolina Panthers, and the Head Team Physician for all of Davidson College Athletics