By Laura Hochnadel
Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, headquartered in Knoxville, announced that P. Merrill White, III, MD, was appointed medical director, effective January 1, 2018. He will be responsible for leading the overall clinical vision, strategy, and medical oversight for the group.
White, a surgical spine specialist, has been practicing medicine in East Tennessee for 22 years. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia–Augusta University. During his residency through the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, he was named chief resident. He later served as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. His training and expertise in spinal surgery were further refined during a fellowship in adult spine surgery at the Rothman Institute and Jefferson Hospital, both in Philadelphia, PA.