Darrin Eakins had a lot of problems in medical school and residency, but he overcame them to become a successful and well-known orthopedic surgeon. After his career was cut short, he would face some of the most difficult and rewarding challenges and achievements of his life. For him, it's been a story of strength, acceptance, and humility.
Darrin Eakins used to be an orthopedic surgeon in Wilmington, North Carolina. He is now retired. He was good at treating sports injuries, joint replacements, and musculoskeletal trauma.
In Waco, Texas, Dr. Eakins got his bachelor's degree from Baylor University. He then went on to get his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC.
For six years, he did an internship in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He also did his residency there.