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Nathan Barger, MA, ATC
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Lacey Mainer, MAT, ATC
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Manuel Castro, ATC
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Matthew Foote, ATC
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Jerica Moore, ATC
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Jacqueline Ripple, ATC
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Jennifer Stautz, ATC
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Kurt Thiele, ATC
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Dr. Ralph Mills
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Dr. Benjamin England
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Dr. Bart McKinney
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Dr. Bart McKinney

Dr. Bart McKinney

Team Physician

Bart McKinney, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of sports-related injuries. Dr. McKinney earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at East Tennessee State University where he was a Magna Cum Laude graduate. He received his medical degree at James H. Quillen College of Medicine where he graduated with multiple honors.

He performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He was elected administrative chief resident of the entire program in 2008.

He then completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. As a fellow, Dr. McKinney worked side-by-side with renowned orthopaedic surgeons Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Lonnie Paulos performing surgery on many professional athletes. The fellowship provided Dr. McKinney with intensive exposure to all aspects of non-operative and operative musculoskeletal patient care. His team physician experience included coverage of Auburn University football and athletics, University of West Florida athletics, and Washington high school Pensacola, FL.

Following his fellowship year, Dr. McKinney was invited to work at Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates in Johnson City, TN where he continues to work with athletes at East Tennessee State University, David Crockett High School, and other local athletic organizations.

Dr. McKinney is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

A native of East Tennessee, Dr. McKinney resides with his wife Laura and children Samantha and Ashley. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, sports, fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreational activities.