Allen F. Anderson, M.D.



Specialties

  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine

Locations

  • Powderly, KY
  • St. Thomas West

Biography

Dr. Anderson is a graduate of University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in general orthopaedics. He also has a certificate of added qualification for Sports Medicine.


A specialist in sports medicine with a keen interest in knee injury and ligament reconstruction, Dr. Anderson was influenced by his years as an athlete and by Dr. Brant Lipscomb, Sr., a pioneer in sports medicine, whom he considers his mentor. Dr. Anderson has a thorough understanding of the unique needs of athletes with regard to treatment and prevention of injuries. He participated in a variety of youth athletics, including baseball, football, track and wrestling. He was captain of his high school football team and a TSSAA football All-Star. He was voted Most Athletic. During his college years, he participated in athletics at the University of Tennessee.


In an effort to continuously improve patient care, Dr. Anderson has continued to perform research, publish scientific articles, and serve in leadership positions in several orthopedic sports medicine societies.


He has published 101 scientific manuscripts in peer review journals and 26 book chapters. He has had 21 scientific exhibits at national and international meetings, numerous national and international presentations, and 75 instructional
course lectures. Dr. Anderson has also received a patent for invention of a pediatric ACL reconstruction system. In recognition for his contributions, he has received numerous awards and served in the leadership of several societies: including being the Associate Editor of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and The American Journal of Sports Medicine, serving as president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Board of Directors of several societies.


Outside the work setting, Dr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife, Candy, and three sons, Brian, David and Chris. He also enjoys fly fishing and upland bird hunting.



Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery February 9, 1986, Recertification 1996, Recertification 2005
  • 2007 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Certification of added qualification for Sports Medicine – 93 percentile

Education

Undergraduate:
- University of Tennessee, 1973 (Economics), Phi Kappa Phi


Medical School:
- University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis, TN, 1976


Internship:
- Baptist Hospital, Memphis, TN (1976-1977)


Residency:
- General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Hospital (1977-1978)
- Orthopedics, Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Nashville, TN (July 1978-June 1983)


Awards

  • Board of Directors Cripple Children's Services 1988-1990
  • Asian Traveling Fellowship American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 1989
  • Host AOSSM Traveling Fellows 1991 and 1994
  • Selection to International Knee Documentation Committee 1992-1996
  • Chairman International Knee Documentation Committee 1997-2005
  • AOSSM Council of Delegates 1993-1996; 2003-2006
  • AOSSM Traveling Fellowship Committee 1990-1995
  • AOSSM Traveling Fellowship Chairman 1995-1998
  • AOSSM Nominating Committee 1994-1995
  • AOSSM Outcomes Committee 1995
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellowship Committee 1993-1996
  • Regional Medical Director of Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation 1995-Present
  • Nashville Tech Medical Board of Directors
  • Nashville Sports Council Board of Directors
  • Founder and Director of Lipscomb Foundation for Education and Research
  • President of The Lipscomb Clinic (11 man private practice group) 1994-1997
  • President, Middle Tennessee Sports Medicine Society 1994-1997
  • First Vice-President of Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
  • Board of Directors: Ortholink 1996-1998
  • Board of Visitors Battle Ground Academy 1991-1998
  • Board of Visitors Brentwood Academy 1994-1998
  • Research Committee Magellan Society 1998-2000
  • Board of Directors, International Cartilage Repair Society 1998-2000
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Advisory Board, Genzyme Tissue Repair 2000-Present
  • Marquis Who's Who in Science & Engineering 1999
  • Examiner for American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – 1997, 1999
  • Scientific Committee, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine – 2000, 2002
  • Host AOSSM Traveling Fellows 2000
  • National Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Advisory Board, Pharmacia & Pfizer 2002
  • Hughston Award 2002 - For the most outstanding scientific paper published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine for 2001
  • Medical Executive Committee of USPI Surgicare 2002-Present
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Test Writing Task Force (Sports Medicine) 2004-2006
  • America's Top Physicians 2004-2012 from Consumer's Research Council
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) – Knee Committee 2005-2008
  • Elected to Best Doctors in America by peers 2007-2008
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – Chairman – Meniscal Documentation Committee 2005-2008
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – Deputy Chairman – Knee Committee 2007-2009
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine – Membership Committee 2005-2011
  • AOSSM – Curriculum Committee 2005-2006
  • AOSSM – Clinical Research Network Task Force 2006
  • AOSSM – Chairman Clinical Research Network 2007-Present
  • International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports (ISAKOS) Medicine consensus meeting on standard terminology, definition and classification in the field of arthroscopy 2006 Amsterdam
  • America's Top Physicians 2007 from Consumers Research Council
  • ISAKOS – Co-Chairman Membership Committee 2005-2011
  • ISAKOS – Regional Coordinator- North America 2008-2009
  • AOSSM – Medical Publishing Board of Trustees 2007-2012
  • America's Top Orthopedists – Sports Medicine 2008 from Consumers Research Council
  • AOSSM – Board of Directors 2008-2011
  • Elected to Best Doctors in America by peers 2009-2010
  • Elected to Top Doctors 2009-2010
  • Patient's Choice Recognition Award – 2008-2010
  • ISAKOS – Co-Chair, Knee Committee 2009-2011
  • ISAKOS – Membership Committee 2009-2011
  • Canby-Robinson Society, Board of Directors, Vanderbilt University 2010-2013
  • Nashville Business Journal Healthcare Hero 2010
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) – Clinical Practice Guidelines Task Force for Treatment of OCD 2010
  • MARS planning group 2010-Present
  • America's Top Orthopedists 2011
  • ISAKOS – Program Committee 2011-2012
  • Elected to Best Doctors in America by peers 2011-2012
  • AAOS – Clinical Practice Guidelines Task Force for treatment of ACL injuries 2011
  • ISAKOS – Chair, Knee Committee 2011-2013
  • AOSSM – Outcomes Measures Task Force 2011-2012
  • America's Top Orthopedists 2012
  • Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans (ROCK) – Executive Committee 2011-Present
  • ROCK – Publication Committee 2011-Present
  • ROCK – Finance Committee 2011-Present
  • Elected to Best Doctors in America by peers 2012-2013
  • ISAKOS – Development Committee 2013
  • APKASS-AOSSM Traveling Fellowship Godfather 2013
  • ISAKOS – Board of Directors 2013-2015
  • Herodicus Society – Executive Committee 2013
  • AOSSM Vice President – Presidential Line 2013
  • AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries 2013
  • AOSSM Committee on Committees 2013-2016
  • Elected to Best Doctors in America by peers 2013-2014
  • AOSSM – O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award for Most Outstanding Clinical Research in Sports Medicine 2014
  • AOSSM President-Elect 2014
  • Nashville Business Journal Top Doctor 2014-2015
  • Nashville Business Journal Top Doctor 2015-2016
  • AAOS – Board of Specialty Societies (BOS)
  • AOSSM President 2015-2016
  • AAOS – Board of Specialty Societies Research Committee 2015
  • ROCK Group Board of Directors 2015-Present
  • ISAKOS Strategic Planning Committee 2015
  • AOSSM Board of Directors 2013-2018
  • AOSSM Budget and Finance Committee 2016-2017
  • AOSSM Medical Publishing Board of Trust 2015-2017
  • AOSSM Nominating Committee 2016-2017
  • Nashville Business Journal Top Doctor 2016-2017

Memberships & Associations

Present & Past:

  • Nashville Academy of Medicine
  • Nashville Orthopaedic Society
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
  • Sports Medicine Committee of Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeon
  • International Society of the Knee
  • Magellan Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • ISAKOS
  • Herodicus Society
  • ACL Study Group
  • ROCK Group

Physician Assistant

  • Jonathan M. Meriwether, PA-C