Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to have two more highly-trained surgeons serving our patients and their families. Dr. Curtis Gaylord specializes in pediatric orthopaedics while Dr. Chad Ferguson focuses on the foot and ankle.
Dr. Gaylord grew up in Knoxville. He is the son of UT neonatologist Dr. Mark Gaylord and Dr. Nan Gaylord, professor at the UT College of Nursing and director of the Vine School Health Clinic. After extensive training around the U.S. and Canada, he is pleased to be back home practicing with KOC. In his spare time, Dr. Gaylord enjoys sports, boating, and traveling. He is married to pediatric nurse practitioner Lauren Bell Gaylord and they have one young son.
Dr. Gaylord is committed to providing compassionate care for KOC’s youngest patients and their families, whether treating an infant with a club foot, a child with a broken bone, or a teen with scoliosis. He joins Dr. Cameron Sears and Dr. Jay Crawford taking care of children and adolescents.
Dr. Ferguson is one of the only orthopaedic surgeons in East Tennessee who performs total ankle replacement. He focuses his practice on a full scope of surgical and non-surgical foot and ankle care. This includes sports-related foot and ankle injuries, ligament and tendon disorders, arthroscopy, arthritis, bunions, complex fractures, and reconstruction of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Ferguson’s thorough training comes from a wide variety of experience across the country, including Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children teaching them to ski, rock climb, and mountain bike. Dr. Ferguson joins Dr. William McPeake and Dr. Chris Testerman treating foot and ankle problems.
These two new additions bring our total number of physicians to 33. Like Dr. Gaylord and Dr. Ferguson, each doctor has extensive training in a special area of orthopaedics, which makes KOC a unique practice dedicated to giving every patient the best possible care.