Thomas E. Tompkins, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Specialist


I am a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon affiliated with Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance and began my practice in 1986.

I attended Vanderbilt University on a football scholarship. After my orthopaedic residency at Vanderbilt, I completed a fellowship in total joint replacement surgery. I am a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, an organization focusing on joint replacement surgery.

I specialize in adult hip and knee replacement surgery. In addition, I have extensive experience in general orthopaedics, shoulder and arthroscopic surgery.

I served as a team physician for the U.S. Figure Skating Association and have traveled internationally with various elite teams.

My wife, Kathy, and I have five children. I enjoy traveling, cooking and golf.



Vanderbilt University

Medical School:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Internship / Residency:

Orthopaedic and General Surgery

Vanderbilt Medical Center


Total Joint Replacement

Institute of Bone and Joint Surgery

Board Certification:

Orthopaedic Surgery


Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Paper 1985

Athletic Scholarship - Football, Vanderbilt University



Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

One City (formerly Baptist)

301 21st Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37203



Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
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