Southern Joint Replacement Institute SJRI - Toll free number : 1-877-442-SJRI (7574)
Specializing Primary & Revision Joint Replacement
Southern Joint Replacement Institute: 615-342-0038
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Michael J. Christie, MD

Michael J. Christie, MD
Michael J. Christie, MD

"SJRI is a unique surgeon-owned practice committed to providing state of the art technology and excellence in non-surgical and surgical interventions. We have an extraordinary commitment to our patients' care and are constantly improving and advancing the science of joint replacement."

Dr. Michael J. Christie came to Nashville in 1984 as an assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1989, he founded the Vanderbilt Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center, serving as its director until co-founding the Southern Joint Replacement Institute in 1999.

Dr. Christie received his medical training from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and completed a fellowship at Harvard University's Combined Orthopaedic Program for Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Christie also holds a master's degree in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.

An internationally-recognized lecturer and author in the field of joint replacement, Dr. Christie has a special interest in complex revision procedures of the hip and knee. He participates in the design of new implant components and holds international patents on several.

Dr. Christie is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery and the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty.

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Vanderbilt Medical Center, 1998-present

  • Chief, Section of Joint Replacement and Reconstructive Surgery
    Vanderbilt Medical Center, 1989-1998

  • Director, Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center
    Vanderbilt Medical Center, 1989-1998

  • Board Certification 1988, 1998, 2008

  • Fellowship in Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    Harvard University Combined Orthopaedic Program, 1983-1984

  • Residence, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Loyola Medical Center, 1979-1983

  • Medical Doctorate
    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 1978

  • Master of Public Health, Epidemiology
    Johns Hopkins University, 1975

  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology
    DePauw University, 1974

  • Memberships:
    Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
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