Biography

Dr. Beeler, a native Knoxvillian, joined Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic in 1981. He graduated with high honors from the University of Tennessee where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society. Continuing his education at the University of Tennessee Medical School, Dr. Beeler was a graduate salutatorian and a member of Alpha Omicron Alpha Medical Honor Society.

After completing his internship and general surgery residency, Dr. Beeler trained in Orthopaedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Fred Allman, a pioneer in sports medicine. He has been board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1983.

Dr. Beeler, along with his senior colleagues, were instrumental in the implementation of the Friday Night High School Football coverage program. This then led to the fully engaged Sports Medicine Outreach program, which includes the Saturday Morning Injury Clinic. Dr. Beeler was the team Orthopaedic surgeon for Carson Newman athletic teams from 1991 - 2007. Dr. Beeler has been selected by his peers to the “Best Doctors in America” for ten consecutive years (2001 - 2011). He was also selected to America's Top Orthopaedic Surgeons by Consumer Research Council (2004 - 2011).

Dr. Beeler has been married to his wife, Sherry, for 33 years and has two grown children who live in Knoxville. He and his wife are active members of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and gardening in his spare time.

Contact Information

Office Info KOC: 865-558-4400
Appointments: 865-558-4444
Office Location

Old Weisgarber Road
Fort Sanders West
North Knoxville Medical Center Physicians Plaza

Administrative Assistant

: 865-558-4412

Education

  • M.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, 1975
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Graduated 2nd in Medical School Class
  • B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1971
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-medical Honor Society

Internship

  • City of Memphis Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 1976

Residency

  • General Surgery, Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 1977
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee, 1980

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980

Began Practice At KOC

  • 1981

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1983

Professional societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Distinctions

  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Carson-Newman College
  • Member, Council of Delegates, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Past President of the Knoxville Orthopaedic Society
  • Past member of Board of Directors for YMCA
  • Past member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Knoxville

Orthopaedic Specialty

  • Sports Medicine and Athletic Injuries