Dr. Rhett K. Hallows

Dr. Rhett Hallows was born and raised in Utah. He received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Utah University in 1998. Dr. Hallows then went on to attend the University of Utah School of Medicine where he obtained his MD in 2003. Following medical school, he stayed at the University of Utah where he completed orthopedic residency in 2008. Dr. Hallows then traveled to Duke Orthopedics where he obtained his specialty training in Adult Reconstruction, specializing in hip and knee replacement and revision hip and knee replacement, along with taking care of complex primary and revision cases.

Dr. Hallows practiced in Utah for two years at Intermountain Health Care, a nationally recognized health care system, learning the complexities of running a private practice. While he was there, he was also tasked with developing a Joint Center of Excellence. He was then invited back to Duke in 2011 to join the faculty of the Adult Reconstruction division where he has been practicing for the past 12 years. This allowed him to continue to specialize in primary and revision hip and knee replacement as well as taking care of complex cases that presented to Duke. During this time, he also became proficient in the ABMS approach to hip replacement which allows for rapid recovery similar to anterior hip replacement. This training occurred under the guide of Dr. Scott Kelley, one of the early innovators of the approach. Dr. Hallows is now proficient as well as teaches robotic hip, knee, and partial knee replacement.

Dr. Hallows married his high school sweetheart, Shauna, right out of high school and they have to two beautiful daughters, Alex and Kiara.


  • Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine – Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Duke University Adult Reconstruction – Department of Orthopedic Surgery
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