About Derrick G. Hickey, MD

Board certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005 Recertified, 2015


Yale University, New Haven, CT BS, Biology, magna cum laude 1992
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA MD, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 1996
New York University Medical Center - Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY 1996-1997
New York University Medical Center - Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY Orthopaedic Surgery 1997-2002
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Microsurgery, Arthroscopy 2002-2003

Hospital/academic affiliations

  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center | 2131 South 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28401 910-343-7000
  • New Hanover Regional Orthopaedic Hospital | 5301 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington, NC 28403 910-452-8100
Surgical Center
  • Atlantic Surgicenter | 9104 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Surgicare of Jacksonville | 166 Memorial Ct Jacksonville, NC 28546 (910) 353-9565
  • Wilmington SurgCare | 1801 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401 (910) 763-4555

Society memberships

National Society Memberships
  • American Medical Association
State Society Memberships
  • State Medical Society
Specialty Society Memberships
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Additional Society Memberships
  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society

  • Leadership College for North Carolina Medical Society


Dr. Hickey has served as President for the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, and has represented our area as a delegate for five years to the North Carolina Medical Society at their Annual Meeting. He served on the NCMS Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, the Physician Hospital Issues Committee, NCMS Political Action Committee, the NCMS Medical Society Foundation Leadership College Selection Committee. He is a graduate of the NCMS Leadership College in 2007 and has served as chairperson for several reference committees.

Community activities

Dr. Hickey is married and has two children. He is an avid runner and cyclist. He has coached youth soccer for the Cape Fear Soccer Association and has served on the New Hanover County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Dr. Hickey has a strong commitment to the youth of New Hanover County and is serving as a member of the New Hanover County Board of Education for a four year term running from 2011 to 2015.


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