Thomas E. Tompkins, M.D.


  • Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip
  • Knee


  • Brentwood
  • Hendersonville
  • ONEC1TY - Nashville


Dr. Tompkins is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon affiliated with Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance as a sports medicine specialist. He began his practice in 1986.

He attended Vanderbilt University on a football scholarship. After his orthopaedic residency at Vanderbilt, he completed a fellowship in total joint replacement surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, an organization focusing on joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Tompkins specializes in adult knee and hip replacement surgery. In addition, he has extensive experience in general orthopaedics, sports medicine, shoulder, and arthroscopic surgery.

He served as team physician for the U.S. Figure Skating Association and has traveled internationally with various elite teams.

Dr. Tompkins and his wife Kathy have five children. He enjoys traveling, cooking and golf.


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Undergraduate:
- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (B.S. 1974)

Medical School:
- Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (M.D. 1979)

- Orthopaedic and General Surgery, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN

- Total Joint Replacement, Institute of Bone and Joint Surgery, Phoenix, Arizona


  • Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Paper 1985
  • Athletic Scholarship - Football, Vanderbilt University

Physician Assistant

  • Katie Vanhooser, PA-C