Hip and Knee Reconstruction Specialist

Dr. Hop specializes in hip and knee surgery. He is the most experienced fellowship-trained total joint replacement surgeon in the area, having performed over 8,000 hip and knee replacements since joining Shoreline Orthopaedics in 1998. He is a Michigan native who was born in Zeeland and grew up in Midland. He returned to West Michigan when he attended Hope College for his undergraduate education, which he completed with honors. Dr. Hop then attended the University of Michigan medical school where he also graduated with honors.

Dr. Hop’s orthopaedic specialization began with his residency at the University of Iowa, which is consistently recognized as one of the top orthopaedic hospitals and residency programs in the nation. There he received a broad training in all aspects of orthopaedics with the leading surgeons in their fields. Dr. Hop also participated in research while in Iowa earning national and regional awards for his research and medical writing. He then attended a fellowship in total joint replacement and knee reconstruction at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre at Oxford University in England. This extensive training and his experience is put into practice not only in joint replacement but also in reconstructive treatment of injuries and diseases of cartilage, bone, ligaments and tendons about the knee and hip. He attends frequent national meetings and continually strives to keep abreast and trained in the latest treatment techniques.

Dr. Hop’s broad education is complemented by his philosophy of partnering with his patients to design a treatment program tailored to each patient. Nonoperative treatments are always considered first, but if arthritis or disease has progressed past the point of nonoperative care, he is experienced in both the anterior and posterior approaches to total hip replacement as well as partial knee replacement and is able to discuss all options with his patients and choose the most appropriate surgery for each patient’s unique situation.

In addition to his work in West Michigan, Dr. Hop is dedicated to serving those in need in other areas of our world. He is involved in medical mission work in Honduras and Guatemala, as well as nonmedical work in Guatemala concentrating on orphan feeding programs, widow housing and victims of human trafficking.

Dr. Hop is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is affiliated with the following organizations: American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Ottawa County Medical Society, Michigan Orthopaedic Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Education, Certifications & Affiliations

Undergraduate Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Biology, 1988, Hope College (Holland, Michigan)
Medical Education
  • Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude, 1992, University of Michigan School of Medicine (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellow, 1998, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University (England)
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
Hospital Affiliations
  • Holland Hospital
  • Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital