Ethan Kellum, M.D.
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) 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.
What a wonderful group of truly caring people. 5 star service from all. Of the 4 Regenexx offices that I contacted, no one gave better personal response than Beverly. She made me feel like a person rather than a number.
My nurse, Celeste, had such a healing manner about her. She is so very caring and works very hard to abate any fears. She goes the extra mile to keep you informed of every step of the way.
Dr. Kellum, truly has healing compassion. He exhibits such great skill, without the pretentiousness one usually gets from a doctor. He explained everything in great detail and took all the time I needed, to answer and understand any questions. I have never, felt more at ease with a doctor, than I did with Dr. Kellum.
To anyone considering the Regenexx procedure, I could not more highly recommend, having it done by Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics.
I was suffering from severe shoulder pain for almost 2 years and I finally figured out it was a torn labrum. I felt like my right shoulder was so loose, like my arm was hanging off my body. When I was thinking of getting surgery, I heard about prolotherapy and PRP injections at Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics from my friend and these treatments gave me a whole new life! It was scary to be honest but Celeste held my hand the whole time (it helped me so much!) and Dr. Kellum was being very patient letting me get mentally ready for the injections. And Beverly was always welcoming me when I got in the clinic and it made me more comfortable. Love the team so much!! I would say it was all worth it. It has been 10 weeks since I got the injections and I feel like my shoulder is back in the socket firmly and it made me able to do more things I couldn't do before the treatment. But most of all, I am almost pain free!!! I feel like I got a heavy weight off of my shoulder. I'm so glad I tried this before surgery. The result may be different for each individuals and each injury situation, but in my case it works so far, and totally worth trying. Thank you, Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics!!
This is a great medical office. Not only is the staff, Beverly and Celeste so helpful and friendly, they make you feel like family. Dr. Kellum gives you options. His bedside manner is calming, quiet and educational. He took his time to carefully study X-rays and my MRI before he came up with a plan of action. I recommend him to my friends and family all the time and will continue to be a strong advocate for his practice as he always tries to do everything possible with surgery being a last resort. I like that in a surgeon.
The consultation and procedures performed by Dr Kellum and his staff were very professional and were performed in a timely manner just as scheduled. Both he and his staff were truly concerned with my care and also my results.
Dr. Kellum and his staff are so knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend them.
Dr. Kellum is wonderful. He has a great bedside manner and really cares about his patients. He takes time with his patients to understand what is going on with the patient and for the patient to understand what is going on. He will answer whatever questions you have. I never felt rushed with any of my appointments, he took the time to listen.
The work and your commitment to excellence is astounding, the services you and your staff provided during my time of surgery was nothing less than exceptional. The healing process has gone very well. During the surgery I felt at peace during the procedure and the scarring is very minimal. You and your staff addressed any needs or concerns that I had prior to the surgery and post surgery. Your level of professionalism exceeded all of experiences that I have had with other physicians. I pray for your continued success where you are practicing medicine.
You exemplified everything that we expected from you and more. Not only did you make us feel comfortable as your clients, but you made us feel comfortable as friends. There are not enough words in the English vocabulary to say “Thank You” for everything that you did for us.
Tina P. and Tracy P.
Dr. Kellum is a very knowledgeable & compassionate physician. He takes his time to listen thoroughly to your problem without treating you as if you were just another number. The first appointment I had with Dr. Kellum he made me feel like I had been his patient for years. Dr. Kellum treated my knee with everything possible before even discussing surgery to replace my knee. He is one of the only doctors that makes you feel so comfortable. Dr. Kellum gave me his cell phone number on my second visit and told me to call him anytime. How many other doctors would do that?
Dr. Kellum is very caring and shows compassion for his patients.