Knoxville native and dual-fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma and hand surgeon Andrew P. Harris, M.D., has come back home to join the team of experts at University Orthopedic Surgeons. Patients in need of specialized hand, elbow or wrist care are encouraged to call (865) 546-2663 to be seen by Dr. Harris in Knoxville at UT Medical Center, Professional Office Building F, 1926 Alcoa Highway, Suite 210; in West Knoxville at 1140 Parkside Drive, Suite 110; as well as in Sevierville at UT Medical Center Regional Health Center at 1130 Middle Creek Road. 

As a dual-fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Harris has completed two additional years of intensive clinical and surgical training in subspecialized areas of orthopedic care: orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. With this expertise, Dr. Harris is able to provide the highest level of care to patients experiencing traumatic orthopedic injuries of all kinds as well as the full range of hand, wrist and elbow conditions. Dr. Harris uses his training and experience to offer individualized care for his patients based on the most up-to-date and evidence-based medicine to help them improve their pain and function and get back to doing what they love to do.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Harris to our team as part of our dedication to offering our patients and our community the absolute best in specialized orthopedic care,” says Dr. Richard Smith, Dr. Harris’ colleague and fellowship-trained hand surgeon. “With his extensive training and commitment to providing patient-centered treatment and recovery plans, he shares our highest goals and values and will help us continue to provide exceptional outcomes for our patients.”

Dr. Harris specializes in the latest, proven treatments for the most common and complex conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow, including:

  • Arthritis of the elbow, thumb, finger, hand and wrist.
  • Deformities of the hand and wrist, including Dupuytren's contracture, rheumatoid hand and wrist deformity, trigger finger, congenital trigger thumb and polydactyl/syndactyl deformities.
  • Dislocation of the elbow and wrist.
  • Fractures of the fingers/hand, wrist, arm and elbow.
  • Ganglion cysts.
  • Nerve and tendon injuries.
  • Nerve compression conditions, including carpal, cubital and radial tunnel syndromes.

After graduating from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Harris earned his medical degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He went on to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Brown Alpert Medical School, where he also completed his first yearlong fellowship in orthopedic trauma. He finished his training at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he learned the most advanced techniques and treatments for hand and wrist conditions through an exclusive hand surgery fellowship. 

To learn more or to schedule a safe appointment with Dr. Harris, call (865) 546-2663.