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James H. Beaty Named Chair of UT-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering for UT Health Science Center

James Beaty, MD

James H. Beaty, MD, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic, has been named chair of the UT-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He was also awarded the Harold B. Boyd, MD Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Beaty, a UTHSC alum, is the ninth department chair since its founding in 1911. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the department. As chairman, Dr. Beaty will report directly to David M. Stern, MD, the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the College of Medicine at UTHSC.

“We are thrilled to have a physician of Dr. Beaty’s caliber serve in this position,” said Dr. Stern. “This department has a history of being helmed by a long line of distinguished orthopaedic surgeons who have a deep commitment to excellence in health care and serving the community. Dr. Beaty is the consummate choice to uphold such a tradition.”

In addition to UTHSC, Dr. Beaty is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He served as chief of staff at Campbell Clinic from 2001 to 2010.

In addition to being the past president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Beaty has served as president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, for which he served as president in 2007-2008.

Dr. Beaty has edited seven textbooks, including “Fractures in Children” and “Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics,” authored 58 book chapters, and published nearly 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has given many scientific presentations and held visiting professorships nationally and internationally.

Established in 1946, The Campbell Foundation is the charitable trust affiliated with Campbell Clinic. The mission of The Campbell Foundation is to restore quality of life through the science of orthopaedic medicine through surgeon education, orthopaedic research, and community health care. With support from the Foundation, the physicians of Campbell Clinic write “Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics,” the world’s leading textbook on orthopaedic surgery. To learn more about the Campbell Foundation, please visit www.campbell-foundation.org.

The Campbell Clinic is recognized as a world leader in sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, joint replacement, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and surgery of the hand, hip, foot, knee, shoulder and spine. To learn more about Campbell Clinic, please visit www.campbellclinic.com.