Our Physicians

Herman G. Botero, D.O.

Hip & Knee Reconstruction and Replacement



Dr. Botero has been in practice since 2009 and is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction and replacement. He is committed to providing the most current, successful treatment options that help relieve pain and restore function to his patients so that they can return to the active lifestyle they desire.

Dr. Botero received his undergraduate degree from The City University of New York where he graduated cum laude. He then graduated with honors from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army following the events of September 11, 2001. Dr. Botero received his orthopaedic surgery training at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. His military career continued at Fort Benning, Georgia where he provided orthopaedic surgical care to the Army’s Rangers, Infantry and Armor soldiers and their families. He deployed to Iraq in 2010 as the orthopaedic surgeon with the 21st and the 256th Combat Support Hospitals in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After his military service, Dr. Botero completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement at Midwest Orthopaedics/Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He was privileged to train under world-renowned surgeons who pioneered minimally invasive knee replacement and minimally invasive anterior hip replacement techniques. Dr. Botero also focuses on partial knee replacement, revision hip and knee surgery, and on hip fracture care.

Dr. Botero is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He joined Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic with great enthusiasm and enjoys sharing his expertise in the field of hip and knee reconstruction and replacement with the greater Knoxville community.

Dr. Botero and his wife Karina, a family medicine physician, have three children. In his leisure time, Dr. Botero enjoys spending time with family and friends and staying active with sports and fitness training. His hobbies include CrossFit, snowboarding, wakeboarding and coaching youth baseball. 


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


865-450-1227 or internal ext 4227

865-450-1218 or internal ext 4002


Dr. Botero's Educational Links


Pictured left to right -  Amber Feather, LPN, Herman Botero, DO, and Joshua Manis, PA-C


Dr. Botero's Joint Replacement Team



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What patients say about Dr. botero

  • Thanks to my care from Dr. Botero at KOC, I am pain free and completed the 34 mile Virginia Creeper bike trail. I selected Dr. Botero to do a total knee replacement because he does minimally invasive quad sparing knee replacements and spent time with me to discuss options - very patient and extremely competent. I am extremely pleased with my recovery time and my dramatically improved level of activity.
    – Gary, Crossville
  • Thanks to my total knee replacement by Dr. Botero, I can hit tennis after 14 weeks.
    – Bobby, Norris
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get out of a chair pain free. My hip had been getting worse over the last 10 years. Dr. Botero replaced it and within weeks I noticed an extreme difference in my mobility and discomfort. He is a kind and calming physician with the expertise that I would trust to do the other hip when that becomes necessary. Thank you.
    – Terri, Kodak
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without pain and get back to living life! Thank you Dr. Botero for doing an awesome right total knee replacement!! I was able to breeze thru physical therapy, walking without a cane after two weeks. The physical therapy team at Tennova North was wonderful! I felt so much better the day of surgery, I was so elated. I had bilateral partial replacements done 4 years ago. Noticed problems with walking in November that got progressively worse. Surgery was in March and I was back to work in 6 weeks. The minimally invasive surgery recovery was fantastic! I would highly recommend Dr. Botero and his great team. He is very informative, knowledgeable, and personable! I felt totally at ease before and after surgery. Thank you again for my new lease on life!
    – Roxann, Knoxville
  • Thanks to my quad sparing partial knee replacement at KOC, I can get back to farming duties. My physical therapist said I was progressing faster than he expected. I had to milk a cow and had very little difficulty if any just three weeks after surgery. Dr. Botero was very pleased to hear that and I would highly recommend him. And I was referred to him by others with the same success. I have a friend who had his hip replacement by Dr. Botero and did very well.
    – Earnest, Maynardville
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk like a champion and without pain. I had total hip replacement 3 weeks ago. I was very impressed with the organization and professionalism of KOC. My surgery went well and my recovery has been amazing! It was much better than I anticipated. I used a walker for a couple days, a cane for a couple more and then I was on my way. I had very little pain and stopped all pain medication within a few days. I did all the exercises before and after the surgery as illustrated in the well organized note book. I started driving after 12 days with no problem...and surgery was on my right hip. All my neighbors have requested Dr. Botero's name and number if they ever need joint replacement. I feel like the poster child!
    – Fran, Fairfield Glade
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can climb stairs without pain in my right knee. My experience has been exceptional - thanks to Dr. Botero and his minimally invasive technique. I also owe a debt of gratitude to the folks at KOC physical therapy. I am thrilled with the results and have scheduled the left knee replacement for later this year. I am hopeful for the same results and look forward to a huge improvement in my quality of life.
    – Nancy, Knoxville
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk without a limp. I suffered several years with my knee and it got to the point where I couldn't walk because my knee was catching, and I was afraid I would fall and my hip would break and I would have to have hip surgery first. So I went ahead and decided to do my knee surgery, and I'm glad I did. I have used KOC before and I was very pleased. I did some research on Dr. Botero and he was very highly recommended and as of today, I'm glad I decided to go with him. I had my surgery June 19th and was walking that night, came home the next day and I have been walking without a limp ever since. I will recommend everyone that has a knee replacement to remember one important thing: exercise, exercise, exercise. That is the key to quick recovery. I would recommend Dr. Herman G. Botero to anyone who has knee surgery, and I would like to say a special thanks to Siri, Andrea, and Chris at KOC for my 8 weeks of intense, helpful therapy. And most of all thanks to Dr. Botero for helping me be able to walk again. I would also like to praise God for guiding Dr. Botero so that I could have a successful surgery and recovery.
    – Barbra, Lenoir City
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk just fine without a limp of any kind just three weeks after my total knee replacement with Dr. Botero. My physical therapist has been blown away by my progress. This is truly going to change my life. Thank you KOC! You all are the BEST!
    – Charles, Maryville
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can get up from the seated position without experiencing pain. My total knee replacement went exceptionally well and my recovery time was fast. After getting out of surgery around 3 p.m., I was seated in a chair in my room that evening and released from the hospital to go home before noon the next day. I had very little pain after the surgery. PT went great (5 weeks) and within four months I am better than ever. Thank you Dr. Botero for a great job! I would recommend Dr. Botero to anyone thinking of a knee replacement.
    – Bill, Lenoir City


  • B.S., City College/City University of New York, 1998
  • D.O., New York College of Osteopathic Medicine/NYIT, 2004


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2005


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2009


  • Adult Joint Reconstruction & Replacement, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2014

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2014

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

orthopaedic specialties

  • Primary hip & knee replacement
  • Revision hip & knee replacement
  • Hip & knee reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive hip & knee replacement
  • Quadriceps-sparing knee replacement 
  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Rapid recovery multimodal pathways
  • Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement