Dr. Thomas Dovan, MD

Dr. Thomas Dovan, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Dovan, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Dovan is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Williamson Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

2021 Church St Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information

(615) 324-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dovan "Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive orthopaedic care and services throughout Tennessee and the southeast region. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed orthopaedic care to our patients so that they may pursue and maintain more healthy and active lifestyles."


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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dovan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dovan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dovan to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Dovan'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 (22)
in Nashville , TN |
Dr Dovan is brilliant and has an excellent bedside manner.
in Crossville, TN |
I would recommend Dr. Dovan to my family and friends in a heart beat. Thanks again sir for all you help I will never forget you.
in Franklin, TN |
I highly recommend Dr. Dovan who did surgery on my wrist. He is an excellent surgeon with a kind demeanor. I felt that he and his staff were very invested in my healing and progress. I especially thank Brady, my OT, for his encouragement and patience.
Nashville, TN |
I would highly recommend Dr. Dovan for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Once I realized neither medication, nor physical therapy would ease my severe case, I had complete confidence in Dr. Dovan to do the surgery on each hand. He provided me with a comprehensive understanding of my condition and what the surgery and recuperation would entail. He and his team took exceptional care of me on surgery day and I was immediately symptom free post surgery. Thank you Dr. Dovan!
Manchester, TN |
Dr. Dovan is a highly skilled surgeon. He takes the time to make the repair perfect. He is kind and remembers you from one visit to the next.
in Franklin, TN |
I have had surgery on both hands, plus other procedures performed by Dr. Dovan. I was very pleased with the outcomes. I have always been able to get a prompt appointment. The office staff (Franklin Office) is very friendly and efficient. The surgical staff is also very friendly and helpful. The follow-up therapy has always been great. I would highly recommend Elite Sports and Dr. Dovan in particular.
in Chattanooga, TN |
I am seeing another doctor at Elite for spine issues (numbness of hands etc.) they did a nerve conduction study that revealed carpal tunnel Dr. Dovan did surgery (went really well @ St Thomas, great staff). So far so good, doing as told and letting heal. Going into surgery I had the utmost confidence in Dr. Dovan, I would highly recommend him (I drove almost 3 hours to have the best) and am so glad I did. Benjamin S.
in Carthage, TN |
Dr. Dovan and his team are remarkable. Dr. Dovan has the best bedside manner! Kate, his NP, was equally the same! They took such good care of my 8 year old daughter like she was their own. We will be forever grateful and never go anywhere else.
Nashville, TN |
Dr. Dovan is a very knowledgeable and caring physician. I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff! I would not go anywhere else but Elite Sports Medicine for my Orthopedic needs!
Nashville, TN |
Dr. Dovan is one of the best doctors I have ever had to see. He was so caring & actually spent time talking with me and making sure I understood how to make the best decision for myself. He performed surgery on my finger and I'm almost as good as new! I am thankful for Dr. Dovan and his staff. I was nervous about going to a facility that was so fancy but they made me feel super comfortable. Excellent doctor, excellent staff.
in Bowling Green, KY |
Dr. Dovan is excellent. He is always willing to listen. He did a great job getting me back to work in less time than anticipated. He is a true Professional. I would highly recommend him. Wow service and care.
Bowling Green, KY |
My daughter had an accident at school and was told by other doctors that her nail bed was just too damaged to do anything about it. I contacted Dr. Dovan's office due to the fracture and he seen us that week. His whole team was exceptional. He addressed both issues and I never felt like I was crazy for wanting to fix my daughter's nail bed along with fractures, even though she probably could have lived without a fingernail. I would recommend Dr.Dovan's Office to anyone.
in Franklin, TN |
I have referred many people to Dr. Dovan! He put my daughter's hand back together after breaking all 4 metacarpals. Her previous doctor had said there was nothing more could be done. I have also had Dr. Dovan perform 3 separate successful surgeries on my dominant hand. Dr. Dovan is so thorough in his examination, as well as, explanation. He is a perfectionist!
Nashville, TN |
Dr. Dovan is a very kind and patient doctor. He has treated my grandfather, my father and now me. He has a great staff of nurses who very kind and happy.
in Nashville, TN |
I first started seeing Dr. Dovan for my hand. After seeing him for several years and helping to fix my issues, he has always given me options for now and in the future. Recently, when my son received a hand injury that required on Ortho Doc, Dr. Dovan was the first person we called. He is an EXCELLENT doctor, his nurses are TOP NOTCH!! They all greet you with a smile, everytime!! Great bedside manners from Dr. Dovan and his staff!!! He is the little guy with the big smile!!
in Franklin, TN |
Great Doctor! Extremely knowledgeable and very skilled. Highly recommend him.
in Franklin TN |
Very professional physician and staff. Called Friday and got in in Monday. Very little waiting. Explained my problem and options very well. Would recommend this Doctor and this practice!
Nashville, TN |
I had surgery with Dr Dovan and could not have picked a better surgeon. His staff is professional, caring, and very informative. He explained my options and went through risks and benefits with me. My follow up care was excellent. I am feeling better than ever after surgery and would highly recommend seeing Dr. Dovan for your orthopedic needs!
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Dovan is a good orthopedic surgeon, but he is abrupt and did not listen to me. His young nurse was very disrespectful to me--truly unlike anyone I've ever encountered outside a classroom of young, privileged college students. I'm pretty easy-going in this sort of encounter but they really rubbed me the wrong way. I guess it is because I am from a pretty privileged background myself that I found their arrogance offensive rather than shrugging it off as a matter of course.
Bowling Green, KY |
Dr Dovan has performed three very successful surgeries on my arthritic hands. He also performed successful broken arm surgeries on friends of mine. Without any shadow of a doubt, Dr Dovan is simply the best hand and arm surgeon. He is a charming unassuming doctor who has a great gift. He can perform the most intricate of hand surgeries bringing about a beautiful result! I am more grateful than I can say to Dr. Dovan . After years of pain and a torn tendon, he has given me two new hands!
in Hendersonville, TN |
The best Doctor and staff I have ever been to. Was told about Dr. Dovan thru a scrub nurse and she said he had the best hands in surgery. Without a doubt the best hand and shoulder surgeon in Nashville. He works with the Tennessee Titans and a lot of pro athletes.
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Dr. Dovan accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Network P
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Humana
    Gold HMO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Dovan has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Williamson Medical Center
4321 Carothers Pkwy
Franklin, TN 37067
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