Photo: Sydney Sherrell, F.N.P.-B.C.

Sydney joined University Orthopedic Surgeons in 2013. She completed her nursing degree at The University of Tennessee and is a graduate of the nurse practitioner program at Carson-Newman University. She comes from a family deeply rooted in orthopedics, as her grandfather was one of the pioneers of orthopedic spine surgery in Knoxville and her husband, Chris, is a joint replacement surgeon locally. She works closely with hand and upper extremity specialist Dr. Richard Smith at University Orthopedic Surgeons in both the office and operating room settings, seeing patients and assisting with surgical procedures. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and two stepchildren.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN