Our Physicians

Cameron J. Sears, M.D.

Pediatric & Adolescent Specialist

Biography

Dr. Sears joined KOC in 1995 after finishing his Orthopaedic training at the University of Virginia and a subspecialty fellowship year in pediatric Orthopaedics at the Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital. Since that time, he has enjoyed working with partner Dr. Robert Madigan and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to develop a comprehensive pediatric Orthopaedic service here in Knoxville.

Unlike many of the other Orthopaedic subspecialties at KOC, pediatrics does not focus on one area of the body, but on the many complexities of bone and joint problems in the growing child. From congenital problems like clubfoot or spina bifida, to problems that arise later in childhood like scoliosis or growth abnormalities, to injuries that happen anywhere from the playground to the soccer field, Dr. Sears understands the unique differences involved in treating children and their parents.

Dr. Sears, who grew up in Texas, and his wife, who comes from upstate New York, now happily call East Tennessee their home.   His wife, Nancy, shares his enjoyment of treating children as one of the anesthesiologists at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.   As a father of three active children, Dr. Sears has already experienced living with a child in a cast – twice.  A former competitive swimmer, and now avid cyclist and triathlete, he also has empathy for the various strains and sprains that he treats frequently in younger athletes.

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

Jefferson Memorial Hospital (Jefferson City)

Administrative Assistant

865-558-4414

Education

  • B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1984
  • M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, 1988

Internship

  • General Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1990

residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1994

fellowship

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Atlanta Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995

Began Practice At KOC

  • 1995

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
  • Tennessee Medical Society

Professional Interests

  • Congenital and Developmental Deformity
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Scoliosis

Personal Interests

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Triathlons

Orthopaedic Specialty

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery