Dr. Michael Christie, MD

Dr. Michael Christie, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Christie, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Southern Joint Replacement Institute

2400 Patterson St Ste 100

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Christie performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Replacement Revision
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Christie's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Christie's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Christie "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.In 2010, Dr. Christie and his partners began searching for a mission project to help the less fortunate with the talents and skills they had been given. Using a model similar to what his son had established in Africa, the Walk Strong Foundation became a reality. To date, several hundred patients have been seen; 80 patients have received total knee replacements at no cost. Yearly tractor truckloads of donated supplies and equipment are delivered to the hospital. The hospital staff is taught the use and care of the donated items by the Walk Strong team. Under the direction of Dr. Christie, an orthopaedic physician from Veracruz has spent 12 months training here in the United States. He will take his training back to Veracruz to treat patients there year-round and to train other physicians.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.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christie "The mission of Southern Joint Replacement Institute is to provide state-of-the-art care in a professional and compassionate environment while honoring a commitment to research and education in the field of joint replacement.  We are fully committed to providing personalized care and developing lasting relationships with patients and their families."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University Medical
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Loyola University Medical
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Loyola University Medical
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christie to family and friends
72 total reviews (42 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (72)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Christie's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (42)

Dr. Christie did my first TKR in 2006 and was very satisfied, went well. When my other knee needed replacement at age 78 did not consider anyone but Dr. Christie. Surgery was April 12 and as of six weeks reached 118 on knee bends and zero on flat leg extensions. He and his staff are extremely...more
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Dr Christie is such a nice person. He knows his business extremely well. I was told in Birmingham that I had a pinched nerve in my left hip that was causing my pain. Dr Christie, after asking me a few questions, said it was muscle spasms. He was right! I now have no pain in that hip. I truely...more
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After lots of research and consultations I chose Dr. Christie to do both my right and left total knee replacement surgeries. The kindness and compassion of Dr. Christie and his team at SJRI is second to none. His dedication to continuous improvement to his practice through research & educating his...more
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I am always impressed by how Dr Christie makes one feel so important. He never seems to rush through the visit. He explains every detail for A-Z and always asks, several times, if I have any questions. I had a hip replacement 14 years ago-the results have been outstanding. So, I am very...more
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Dr Christie did a revision on my left knee May 29, 2017. Initial surgery was in June, 2016 and was not at all a success. I did not know what to expect the second time, although I had heard of great success with Dr Christie from friends. I was in his office on December 28 for my last...more
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