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Orthopedic Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity

Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2014 – 2020

Dr. Thomas Dovan attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was inducted into the AOA Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency at Vanderbilt University and his fellowship in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Dovan is currently a team physician for Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University. He has also consulted in the care of many professional athletes, including football and hockey players, serving as a professional football team doctor from 2007-2018.

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and has received his Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.

Dr Dovan’s specialties include:

  • Sports-related injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Arthoscopic shoulder surgery (including rotator cuff repairs and instability)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Arthritis (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder)
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Trigger fingers
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Work-related injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Dr. Tom Dovan and Dr. Sam Crosby



Originally from Nashville, TN, Kathryn A. Dial, a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), received her Master of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University. Prior to completing her graduate studies, Kathryn attended Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Kathryn works primarily with Dr. Thomas T. Dovan, specializing in the Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity.

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