Jeffrey L. Herring, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Herring MD -  Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
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Jeffrey L. Herring, M.D.


Dr. Herring graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Baylor University in his home state of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga (Erlanger Hospital) and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. Herring joined Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance in 1993. He specializes in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Herring is a member of the medical staffs at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Centennial Medical Center. Over the years, he has presented papers covering topics such as sports medicine, foot and ankle injuries and reconstructive surgery. He has served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedic surgery for the Vanderbilt University Orthopaedic Residency program and University of Tennessee College of Medicine.

Dr. Herring served as a team physician to the Tennessee Titans/Oilers from 1997-2003, and for Hillsboro High School. He is currently the orthopaedic consultant for the Nashville Ballet. Additionally, Dr. Herring will serve as an Associate Clinical Professor with the Frist College of Medicine at Belmont University, which will take its first class in August 2024.

Dr. Herring and his wife Kay have three children: Jordan Herring, M.D. is an ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma surgery with Nashville Vision Associates. He is married to Glory Beveridge Herring, M.D., a pediatrician with The Nashville Children’s Clinic. Kendal Herring Peterman is an ELL specialist with Metro Nashville Public Schools. Kelsey Herring Kerckhoff is a school counselor in Cheatham County Public Schools. Dr. Herring and his children have travelled to Honduras with surgical mission teams from Baptist Medical Dental Missions International.


- Baylor University, Waco, TX (B.S. 1982)

Medical School:
- Univ. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City & Tulsa, OK (M.D. 1986)

- Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine (1986-1992)

- Foot and Ankle Surgery, Duke University Medical Center (1992-1993)

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