William A. Shell, Jr., MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Specialist


Hello. My name is William Shell. I am a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. I completed my surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital and an additional residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee's Campbell Clinic in Memphis.

I graduated from Emory University and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee. My primary focus is joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery. This area of orthopaedics is very rewarding to me because treatment often results in dramatic improvements for patients whose level of activity may have been severely limited by crippling conditions.

I am a native Nashvillian, and enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities. I am married with three wonderful children.



Vanderbilt University

Medical School:

University of Tennessee College of Medicine


Vanderbilt University Hospital

University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic

Board Certification:

Orthopaedic Surgery



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