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Christine M. Seaworth, M.D.

Ankle, Foot, Joint Replacement, Joint Revision, Orthopaedic Trauma, Sports Medicine

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Christine Seaworth began private practice at University Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2013. She grew up spending much of her time in the hospital with her father, a cardiologist, and mother, an infectious disease physician. Her previous career was that of a civil engineer, which carries over into her practice today in understanding how the body’s musculoskeletal system is built and helping people restore function in their joints and muscles.

Dr. Seaworth is fellowship-trained in both orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. She specializes in many conditions of the foot and ankle, including arthritis, sports injuries, Achilles injuries, including Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendon rupture, bunions, ankle fractures, ankle sprains, peroneal tendonitis and tendon tears, deformity correction, osteochondral lesions of the talus, and fractures all related to the foot and ankle.

Dr. Seaworth is excited to call Knoxville home and cheer on The University of Tennessee Vols! She enjoys hiking with her dog in the Smokies and discovering new restaurants in the surrounding area.

Dr. Christine Seaworth is available to see patients at our UT Research Park, West Knoxville, or Sevierville locations. You can request an appointment online or call (865) 546-2663 for our UT Medical Center or Sevierville offices, (865) 218-9300 for our West Knoxville office. Telemedicine appointments are also available by request.

University Orthopaedic Surgeons Provides Free Foot Exams, Shoes, and Socks to the Needy

Dr. Seaworth provided foot exams and distributed shoes as part of the Our Hearts to Your Soles program at Lost Sheep Ministries' Under the Bridge event on Wednesday, December 2.

Dr. Seaworth, a foot and ankle specialist with University Orthopaedic Surgeons, and staff from UOS worked to help the homeless and needy get a good pair of shoes this winter by providing approximately 300 pairs of shoes and 500 pairs of socks to the homeless.

Photo of doctors helping the needy

Photo of doctors helping the needy

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  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2001
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 2007

Internship & Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2007 – 2012


  • Foot and Ankle: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2012 – 2013

Began Practice at University Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • 2013

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at the College of Medicine - Knoxville

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • AOA Emerging Leaders
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • The University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • “I had broken my ankle in three places was in a great deal of pain. Dr. Seaworth operated and placed two pins in my ankle. She kept me informed of what was needed, what she was going to do. She was always able to answer my questions and concerns. Dr. Seaworth had me go to therapy, recommended places local where I could go. I am very pleased with the treatment she provided, and all of the staff were just great. I never had a problem of any kind. I still have a little ways to go, but I am now walking with a cane and ankle brace.”
    – Linda W.