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Dr. David Hovis, MD

W. David Hovis, MD

Orthopedic Physician
Sports Medicine

Dr. David Hovis is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty certification in sports medicine. He is one of the few fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists in east Tennessee.

Dr. Hovis specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, sports medicine, and athletic injuries. His clinical focus is on rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability procedures, ACL reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and total joint replacement of the knee and shoulder. Additionally, he has performed the highest volume of MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee replacements in the region.

Dr. Hovis graduated with honors from Duke University with a bachelor of science. He earned his medical degree with honors from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He completed a general surgery internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX and an orthopedic residency with honors at the University of Texas-Southwestern, also in Dallas.

In addition, Dr. Hovis completed a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO, where he served as an assistant team physician for the Denver Broncos football team. He also completed a traveling fellowship in shoulder surgery at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, where he performed reverse total shoulder replacements years before they were available in the US.

Dr. Hovis serves as a team physician for the United States Alpine Ski Team and works with the Olympic Committee. His research on sports medicine and treatments for knee and shoulder injuries is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Hovis is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Hawkins Shoulder Society
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Association
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine

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