The practice will welcome an additional 10 orthopaedic physicians March 21


On Wednesday, March 21, the Bone Joint Institute of Tennessee along with its orthopaedic surgical partner, Williamson Medical Center, will welcome 10 orthopaedic surgeons to the practice. The nationally and internationally recognized physicians will join Dr. Michael McNamara and Dr. Geoffrey Watson, all of whom were most recently practicing at Vanderbilt Bone and Joint in Franklin.


Orthopaedic surgeons joining the Institute on March 21:

Paul Thomas, M.D.

Christopher Stark, M.D.

Ronald Derr, D.O.

Todd Wurth, M.D.

John Klekamp, M.D.

Scott Arthur, M.D.

Cory Calendine, M.D.

Colin Looney, M.D.

Ian Byram, M.D.

Brian Perkinson, M.D.

The Institute will also experience another milestone on Wednesday as they open their new medical offices on the second and fourth floor in the Williamson Tower at Williamson Medical Center. With over 12,000 square feet between the two spaces, the suites will be outfitted with large and comfortable waiting areas, 36 consultation rooms, and will share in-house imaging services. The spaces will serve as a temporary home for the Institute as they await the completion of their new, state-of-the-art facility which is on track to open in the summer of 2019.

For those in need of an appointment, prospective patients are encouraged to visit to learn more about the Institute’s providers, its services and accepted insurance. You may also call (615) 791-2630 to schedule an appointment today.


Williamson Medical Center is a national leader in orthopaedic surgical care. It has been recognized as being in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the United States for spinal surgery and fusion for medical excellence in quality and complication rates. WMC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the management of Joint Replacement-Hip, Joint Replacement-Knee, and Joint Replacement-Spine Surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. It has also earned the 2018 Medical Excellence Award from CareChex®, a division of Comparion®. CareChex® is a medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers. Williamson Medical Center performs more than 3,150 surgical orthopaedic procedures annually.