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A. J. Bethurum, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Accepting New Patients

Williamson Medical Group
4323 Carothers Parkway
Suite 500
Franklin, TN 37067

Phone: (615) 435-7777
Fax: (615) 794-0038

Medical School
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Board Certifications


Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nashville, TN



Franklin native Dr. A.J. “Jeff” Bethurum was a founding partner of Franklin Surgical Specialists in 1994. He graduated from Battle Ground Academy before earning a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis.

Prior to founding Franklin Surgical Specialists, Dr. Bethurum completed an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix and served a general surgery residency at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Nashville. He received specialty training in vascular surgery with a fellowship at the University of Tennessee.

An active community member, Dr. Bethurum has served as Williamson Medical Center’s Chief of Staff (1981-1990), Chief of Surgery (1990-1998), and on WMC’s Board of Trustees (1982-2019). Dr. Bethurum also served as Mayor for the City of Franklin from 1977 to 1987. He lives in Franklin with his family.