Matthew P. Willis, MD

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

Nashville, Tennessee

  Matthew P. Willis, M.D. is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon who is a specialist in disorders of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. Dr. Willis performs minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries including rotator cuff and labral repairs, joint stabilization, and minimally invasive fracture repairs. Additional areas of training and interest include sports medicine, nonoperative treatment of arthritis including biologics, and joint preservation. He performs a high volume of primary and revision shoulder replacements. He serves as an instructor at shoulder replacement courses nationally, and hosts visiting orthopedic surgeons internationally for additional instruction. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications.


  Dr. Willis, a native of Tennessee, graduated from The McCallie School and Rhodes College, where he played varsity baseball and rugby. This experience allows him to understand the unique needs of both the elite athlete as well as the weekend warrior. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. His orthopaedic residency was then completed at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute under Dr. Mark Frankle and Dr. Mark Mighell.


  Dr. Willis is on the medical staff of Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Centennial Medical Center, and maintains membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has also been nominated for candidate membership into the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, joining a select few doctors in the mid-state. He volunteers with Faith Family Medical Clinic to assist patients in need, and travels annually on medical mission trips. Outside of orthopedics, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, skiing, wood bat league baseball, and fitness.


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