Dr. Ethan Kellum is very excited to bring the emerging and innovative field of interventional and regenerative orthopedics to the Nashville, Tennessee area. As a sports medicine fellowshipped trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kellum intimately knows musculoskeletal injuries and joint conditions. With this knowledge he knows the value of getting patients back to the sport of life without surgical intervention. Although Dr. Kellum still performs arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, his main focus is regenerative medicine (stem cells and platelet rich plasma) for all musculoskeletal injuries/conditions (tendon, ligament, and joint problems) and keeping patients out of the operating room.
Dr. Kellum is a native of Henderson, Tennessee and attended Jackson Christian School and Freed-Hardeman University. He earned a medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis. After a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, he then completed a surgical fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder, and advance arthroscopy at the renowned New England Baptist Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During his fellowship he served as assistant team physician for the NBA’s Boston Celtics, and for both Harvard and Tufts’ University athletics. Dr. Kellum is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Kellum has actively been involved in orthopedic surgery research throughout his medical career. He also has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed orthopedic surgery articles and book chapters.
Beyond his credentials, Dr. Kellum is a compassionate, committed surgeon who has care and love for each and every patient. It is Dr. Kellum’s passion to create an environment that treats and cares for the whole patient- mind, body and soul holistically. He aspires to build the full-body health and longevity of each of his patients through regenerative orthopedics, nutrition, exercise and complementary medicine. Dr. Kellum works to create an innovative and patient centered atmosphere that feels like home.