Robert L. Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Robert L. Thompson MD | Foot & Ankle Specialist
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Robert L. Thompson, M.D.


Robert L. Thompson, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics. A Knoxville native, Dr. Thompson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harding University with a B.S. in chemistry, and a B.A. in Spanish. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Kentucky in 2013. He then completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at UHZ Sports Medicine Institute/Miami Ankle Foot International Alliance in Coral Gables, Florida.

Dr. Thompson has provided team coverage for high school athletics in Lexington, Kentucky, and Miami-Dade County Florida, and covered Florida International University Athletics. He has also worked with the Miami City Ballet, the Miami Marathon, Discover Orange Bowl, World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida, and the English National Soccer Team while in fellowship.

He currently provides team coverage for Middle Tennessee State University, and for Rutherford County Schools.

Dr. Thompson has a special interest in sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ankle and hindfoot arthroscopy, cartilage restoration techniques, total ankle replacement, arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, and complex foot and ankle reconstruction. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. Thompson enjoys fishing, hunting, homesteading, golf, playing the guitar and the banjo. He and his wife, Lyndi, are the proud parents of three children, and enjoy church activities and spending time with family.


- Harding University - (B.A., 2004, Spanish & B.S., 2004, Chemistry) 2000-2004 Searcy, AR

Medical School:
- University of Tennessee College of Medicine (M.D., 2008), 2004-2008 Memphis, TN

- University of Kentucky, Orthopaedic Surgery/General Surgery (2008-2009) Lexington, KY

- University of Kentucky, Orthopaedic Surgery (2008-2013) Lexington, KY

- UHZ Sports Medicine Institute/Miami Ankle Foot International Alliance Coral Gables, FL (2013-2014)

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