Our Physicians

David C. Holt, M.D.

Hand Surgery Specialist


Dr. Holt is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine where he was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Holt did his residency training at the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics. He then completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Florida with Dr. Paul Dell. Dr. Holt's expertise includes endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery, which may result in a shorter recovery time than open carpal tunnel surgery.

An East Tennessee native, Dr. Holt is pleased to return to the area to practice with Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic. In his spare time he enjoys running, biking, and spending time with his family.



Contact Information

Office Info KOC: 865-558-4400
Appointments: 865-558-4444
Office Location

Old Weisgarber Road

Fort Sanders West

North Knoxville Medical Center Physicians Plaza

Administrative Assistant


865-558-4412 or internal ext 4412

865-244-3028 or internal ext 4638

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What patients say about Dr. holt

Dr. David Holt did an excellent job surgically installing hardware in my broken arm (radius and ulna near the wrist). The surgery was so successful that I needed very little pain medication after it was performed and it's feeling great now. He also came to me in the hospital and performed the surgery as an in-patient when other ortho surgeons required out-patient surgery. Had he not done so, I would have been discharged without the surgery I so desperately needed. Dr. Holt personally called me when I was unable to keep follow-up appointments and for these reasons I consider him a very caring doctor. He is prompt as well, doing everything he said he would on time (hard to find qualities and very much appreciated).
– Nancy, Cosby
David C. Holt, M.D.


  • B.A., Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2001
  • M.D., University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN, 2009


  • University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014


  • Hand and Upper Extremity, University of Florida, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Gainesville, FL, 2015

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2015

Board certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017

Professional Distinctions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release