J. Paul Hovis, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgeon located in Phoenix, AZ & Mesa, AZ

About Dr. J. Paul Hovis, MD

About Dr. Hovis:

Originally from Texas, Dr. Hovis attended college at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then received his medical education at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a distinction of top medical students. He continued on to complete an Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, MD, receiving extensive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, one of the first and busiest trauma centers in the country. After residency, he completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, also one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. Additionally, Dr. Hovis has numerous journal publications and national-level presentations distinguishing him as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopedic Association. 

Dr. Hovis treats all conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand from simple to complex. He specializes in operative and non-operative treatment of adult and pediatric fractures, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, vascular injuries, and nerve injuries of the hand and upper extremity. He also specializes in operative and non-operative treatment of degenerative conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, brachial plexus injuries, and congenital hand deformities as well as performing arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist and microsurgery. Dr. Hovis believes it is an honor to be involved in the care of his patients, and he makes it a priority that they return to maximum function. As a recent addition to our practice, he is looking forward to enjoying his new residence in Arizona along with his wife and French bulldog. 


Undergraduate:

2005-2009: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Biology


Medical School:

2009-2013: University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas 

Medical Doctor


Internship and Residency:

2013-2018: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland 

2013-2018: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Orthopedic Surgery


Fellowship:

2018-2019: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery


Professional Associations:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Orthopedic Association

American Society of Reconstructive Surgery

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About Dr. Hovis:

Originally from Texas, Dr. Hovis attended college at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then received his medical education at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a distinction of top medical students. He continued on to complete an Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, MD, receiving extensive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, one of the first and busiest trauma centers in the country. After residency, he completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, also one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. Additionally, Dr. Hovis has numerous journal publications and national-level presentations distinguishing him as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopedic Association. 

Dr. Hovis treats all conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand from simple to complex. He specializes in operative and non-operative treatment of adult and pediatric fractures, tendon injuries, ligament injuries, vascular injuries, and nerve injuries of the hand and upper extremity. He also specializes in operative and non-operative treatment of degenerative conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, brachial plexus injuries, and congenital hand deformities as well as performing arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist and microsurgery. Dr. Hovis believes it is an honor to be involved in the care of his patients, and he makes it a priority that they return to maximum function. As a recent addition to our practice, he is looking forward to enjoying his new residence in Arizona along with his wife and French bulldog. 


Undergraduate:

2005-2009: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Biology


Medical School:

2009-2013: University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas 

Medical Doctor


Internship and Residency:

2013-2018: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland 

2013-2018: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Orthopedic Surgery


Fellowship:

2018-2019: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery


Professional Associations:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

American Orthopedic Association

American Society of Reconstructive Surgery


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Please call the office for coverage related questions. Contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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