New Orthopaedic Specialists Join Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee continues to expand its services to meet the unique and growing needs of our region.
Williamson Medical Center announced this week the addition of two new skilled orthopaedic specialists to the provider team at the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. Casey T. Davidson, M.D., who specializes in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Zachary Kalb, D.O., a Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist) who specializes in Interventional Spine Medicine.
Davidson offers advanced techniques for treating complex problems of the spine. “There are now techniques available that offer excellent alternatives to spinal fusion,” said Davidson. “While not appropriate for all patients, the newer techniques can help preserve motion and still resolve pain and disability associated with orthopaedic conditions of the spine.”
Kalb’s clinical practice focuses on non-surgical treatments for spine and joint related pain through image-guided injections, radiofrequency ablation and other minimally invasive interventions using state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He has performed thousands of image guided procedures. “Physiatrists focus our practice on non-surgical interventions designed to reduce pain and improve function,” says Kalb. “Very often, we can help a patient delay surgery with more conservative measures. In other cases, we can help address looming post-surgical discomfort and mobility limitations.”
“We are excited to welcome Drs. Davidson and Kalb to our medical staff at Williamson Medical Center,” said the health system’s CEO Donald Webb. “Both of these highly skilled physicians are passionate about helping patients restore movement and maintain their quality of life. They share the patient-first values that are at the center of everything we do at Williamson Medical Center, and are a great addition to the outstanding team of providers at the Bone and Joint Institute.”
Davidson completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical branch Galveston and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He participated in an AOSpine visiting fellowship with Paul Heini, M.D. at Sonnenhofspital in Bern, Switzerland and completed a spine surgery fellowship with OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC.
Kalb earned his medical degree at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech and completed his physiatry residency at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami, FL. He also completed a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine at the OrthoCarolina Spine Center in Charlotte, NC.
“Drs. Davidson and Kalb bring a wealth of expertise to the Bone and Joint Institute,” said Bone and Joint Institute CEO Darren Harris. “Our patients will benefit from advancements in the treatment of orthopaedic problems of the spine and musculoskeletal system, many of which can be performed in an outpatient setting with conservative and minimally invasive approaches.”
Davidson and his wife, Ericka, have twin daughters and a yellow Labrador Retriever. He enjoys traveling, attending live music concerts and participating in outdoor activities.
In his free time, Kalb enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, biking, mountaineering and playing ice hockey.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes over 35 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org.
ABOUT THE BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE OF TENNESSEE
The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was formally established in 2018, but its legacy goes back to 1979 with the founding of Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. In 2009, the successful practice was acquired by a larger healthcare organization and continued to thrive under the leadership of long-time Bone and Joint surgeons. In 2017 Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin health system and more than a dozen orthopaedic specialists. The Institute opened in April 2019, offering a destination for orthopaedic excellence staffed by nationally recognized surgeons with expertise in fracture care, joint replacement, sports injuries and spinal care. A second location opened at Tollgate Village Medical Plaza in Thompson’s Station in 2018. For more information or to schedule an appointment at either location, call (615) 791-2630.