Waycross, Ga.  – Memorial Satilla Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Pilcher has joined the hospital and the practice of Memorial Satilla Specialists – Orthopedic Surgery.

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Pilcher to Memorial Satilla Health and the Waycross community,” said Bobby McCullough, chief executive officer at Memorial Satilla.  “He brings a great blend of top-notch experience and clinical education with a strong passion for providing excellent care for his patients.”

A southeast Georgia native, Dr. Pilcher, who is originally from Louisville, brings with him 25 years of private practice experience, primarily in the Albany area. As a provider with the Hughston Clinic, he also recently provided complex orthopedic trauma care at a level II trauma center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He has also been involved with many student athlete programs including Emory University and Georgia Tech as well as professional teams – Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks.

Bob Pilcher, MD, PhD, graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. He went on to earn his Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Pilcher completed his general surgery internship at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., before completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Additionally, he finished a one-year fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic in Atlanta.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pilcher or Stephen Hutcheson, PA at Memorial Satilla Specialists – Orthopedic Surgery (305 Pineview Drive in Waycross), please call (912) 283-8444.

About Memorial Satilla Health

Memorial Satilla Health is a mission-driven, community-based health system with a 231-bed full-service hospital. Our tradition of care began more than 60 years ago and continues today with more than 600 employees, physicians and volunteers. The hospital serves as regional referral center for more than 185,000 residents across nine counties in Southeast Georgia. Key services include a very busy ER where we treat more than 47,000 emergencies each year; our Heart, Cancer, Surgery, Rehabilitation, Sleep and Birthing Centers with specialists trained specifically for these needs; and an extensive Mental Health program for senior adults and those suffering with memory loss.