Dr. Nadaud began his practice at KOC in 2001, providing specialized care in primary and revision total joint replacement, partial knee replacement and other joint-preserving procedures. Dr. Nadaud is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (formerly Medical College of Ohio). Dr. Nadaud received his general orthopaedic residency training at SUMMA Health System in Akron, Ohio, and then completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery with Charlotte Orthopaedic Specialists in North Carolina. 

Dr. Nadaud is board certified and is committed to providing the most current, successful treatment options to his patients. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr. Nadaud is very active in orthopaedic research within his specialty areas. He has been published in numerous professional journals and has presented his research findings at local, regional and national orthopaedic meetings as well as serving as a faculty instructor at orthopaedic educational meetings. Dr. Nadaud also serves as a research consultant in the development and refinement of joint replacement systems and instrumentation. He has performed over 6,000 total joint surgeries to date.

Dr. Nadaud is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Nadaud has also served on the board of the Arthritis Foundation in Knoxville and is a member of several hospital-based committees dedicated to providing the best orthopaedic care in the region. Through interdisciplinary cooperation, Dr. Nadaud helped develop multimodal pain management and rapid recovery protocols. He currently serves as Medical Director of the Total Joint Program and Hip Fracture Program at the Center for Advanced Orthopaedics at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

Dr. Nadaud has a team that cares for his joint replacement patients. That team includes Jennifer Riden, APRN-BC, Jason Varney, FNP-BC, and Joy Johnson. Jennifer and Jason are advanced practice providers with orthopaedic experience who see hip and knee patients in the office and see post-operative patients at Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center and in the hospital setting. Jason also assists Dr. Nadaud in surgery. Joy is Dr. Nadaud’s patient liaison. They discuss with patients their overall health care issues prior to treatment and educate them on what to expect throughout the process. The team works exclusively with joint replacement patients and will be available before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and continuity of specialized care.

Dr. Nadaud and his wife have three children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and staying active with sports and fitness training. His other interests include scuba diving, snow skiing, reading and travel.

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Up Close With Chris Williams – Dr. Nadaud on Total Joint Surgery


Downloadable Information


Frequently Asked Questions after Total Hip Replacement
Frequently Asked Questions after Total Knee Replacement


Contact Information

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

Fort Sanders West

North Knoxville Medical Center Physician's Plaza

Administrative Assistant


865-558-4414 or internal ext 4414

865-410-7894 or internal ext 4628


Pictured left to right - Jennifer Riden, APRN-BC, Matthew C. Nadaud, MD, Joy Johnson, Patient Liaison


Dr. Nadaud's Joint Replacement Team



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  • B.S., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1991
  • M.D., University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (formerly Medical College of Ohio), 1995


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio, 2000


  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Charlotte Orthopaedic Specialists, 2001

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2001

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Numerous published orthopaedic research studies
  • Numerous orthopaedic presentations

Professional Interests

  • Primary Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Joint Preserving Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Multimodal pain management and rapid recovery protocols

Orthopaedic Specialty

  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement and Arthritis Surgery