Our Physicians

Curtis S. Gaylord, M.D.

Pediatric & Adolescent Specialist


Dr. Gaylord grew up in Knoxville, the son of UT neonatologist Dr. Mark Gaylord and Dr. Nan Gaylord, professor at the UT College of Nursing and director of the Vine School Health Clinic. After extensive training around the U.S. and Canada, he is pleased to be back home practicing with Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr. Gaylord chose pediatric orthopaedics because he wanted to be able to help children and see how their treatment improves the rest of their lives. He is especially interested in treating fractures, deformities of the extremities and spine, and congenital abnormalities.

In his spare time Dr. Gaylord enjoys sports, traveling, and being part of the Vol Navy. He is married to Lauren Bell Gaylord, a pediatric nurse practitioner and native Knoxvillian, and they have one young son.

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Contact Information

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

Old Weisgarber Road
Fort Sanders West

Administrative Assistant


865-558-4412 or internal ext 4412

865-410-7896 or internal ext 7896


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  • B.S. Biology, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC - Magna Cum Laude
  • M.D. University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2016

Board Certification

  • 2016 Board Eligible - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery