Douglas E. Holford, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Spine Surgery, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Douglas E. Holford, MD

Augusta-Aiken Orthopedic Specialists wants to congratulate Dr. Holford on his upcoming retirement and thank him for his 42 years of dedication in Orthopedic surgery and service to patient care.  He will be retiring from surgery in July 2024 and will continue to see patients for follow-up care until September 2024.

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • Spine Surgery

About Douglas E. Holford, MD

Dr. Douglas Holford is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, hip and knee reconstruction, and spine surgery.

Dr. Holford attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, where he graduated with honors as a Chemistry major with a minor in Math. He went on to medical school at Loma Linda University Medical School, where he graduated in the upper one-third of his class. Dr. Holford completed a rotating internship with USC-LAC Medical Center in Los Angeles, and a General Surgery internship at U. S. Public Health Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He then completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, followed by a Spine Surgery fellowship with Henry LaRocca, MD. Finally, he completed a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy fellowship at Hughston Orthopedic Clinic in Columbus, GA with James R. Andrews, MD.


  • Undergraduate: Chemistry & Math - Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
  • Medical Degree: Loma Linda University Medical School, Loma Linda, CA


  • Rotating Internship: USC-LAC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • General Surgery Internship: U. S. Public Health Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship: Henry LaRocca, M. D., New Orleans, LA
  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship: Hughston Orthopedic Clinic - James R. Andrews, M. D., Columbus, GA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • South Carolina Orthopedic Society
  • Hughston Society
  • Neufeld Society (Loma Linda University School of Medicine Alumni)
  • American Medical Association
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • South Carolina Medical Society

Patient Testimonials