Philip A.G. Karpos, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Specialist

My name is Philip Karpos, and I have over 20 years of experience in orthopaedic surgery. I also hold a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering which is helpful for understanding more about the workings of prosthetic devices used in joint replacement. In addition to adult reconstructive surgery, I’m especially interested in knee arthroscopy. I find it gratifying to be able to help people return to greater mobility.

Away from work, I spend my free time with my wife and two sons, enjoying a variety of sports and outdoor activities.


University of Texas at Austin

Medical School:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


Orthopaedic Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Otto Aufranc Fellow in Adult Reconstructive Surgery

New England Baptist Hospital

Board Certification:

Orthopaedic Surgery


Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Past President

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Tennessee Orthopaedic Society — Secretary

Nashville Academy of Medicine — Executive Board


  • 1981 Valedictorian, Humble High School Humble, Texas

  • 1985 University of Texas at Austin's Outstanding Student Award (selected as one of 15 students from student population of 48,000)

  • 1985 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, University of Texas at Austin

  • 1989 Ho Din Award, University of Texas Southwestern, Highest honor at Southwestern, awarded to the "graduating student with the inherent personal attributes embodied in all great physicians" 1989 Hudson-Penn Surgery Prize University of Texas Southwestern. Awarded to outstanding student in general surgery 1989. Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Texas Southwestern

  • 199 Selected Otto Aufranc Adult Reconstruction Fellow New England Baptist Hospital 1993 Finalist, 1993 Richards Resident Paper Contest

  • 1997 Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • 1998 Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • 1998 Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

Saint Thomas West

4230 Harding Road

Nashville, TN 37205


Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

1010 Medical Center Drive

Powderly, KY 42367


Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

451 Highway 13 South

Waverly, TN 37185