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.
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.