Roderick A. Vaughan, M.D.


  • General Orthopaedics
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee


  • Murfreesboro
  • Murfreesboro Westlawn


Dr. Vaughan graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1991 with Highest Honors as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Prior to earning his Degree in Medicine, he attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Biology and Zoology. Dr. Vaughan served his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the renowned Campbell Clinic.

Dr. Vaughan joined Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance in August of 1996. His practice focuses on the Upper Extremity of the Shoulder and Sports Medicine. He is currently on the medical staff at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tennessee. His specialty interests include arthroscopic procedures and rotator cuff surgery. In addition, he holds a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Vaughan and his wife live in Murfreesboro and have three children. He enjoys running, swimming, cycling, and skiing.


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - 1998
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine - 2009


- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (B.A. 1987, with highest honors)

Medical School:
- University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, TN (M.D. 1991, with highest honors), four year academic scholarship

- General Surgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

- Orthopaedic Surgery, Campbell Clinic, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN (1992-1996)


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Gooch Merit Scholarship - Medical School
  • Alumni Association Scholarship - Undergraduate
  • Dr. & Mrs. Donald H. Bradley, Sr., Scholarship - Undergraduate
  • James M. King Scholarship - Undergraduate
  • Frederick T. Bonham Scholarship - Undergraduate
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Lambda Alpha Delta, Phi Eta Sigma
  • Gold Key National Honor Society

Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
  • Stones River Academy of Medicine