Historic Highlights


Dr. Willis C. Campbell

1909

Dr. Willis C. Campbell opened his practice in Memphis. He would become one of the world's preeminent leaders in the advancement of orthopaedic medicine


The University of Tennessee

1910

Dr. Campbell organized the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University.

Crippled Children's Hospital

1919

Memphis' first Crippled Children's Hospital was started by the King's Daughters with the support and encouragement of Dr. Campbell. Patient care was donated by Campbell Clinic Physicians until the hospital was sold to Methodist Health Systems in the 1970's.

 

1924

Dr. Campbell established the orthopaedic residency program which has trained over 400 of the world's finest orthopaedic surgeons.

1933

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) was founded by Dr. Campbell, who served as the first elected president.

Doctors

1946

To perpetuate Willis Campbell's commitment to the advancement of orthopaedic medicine, his partners established Campbell's Foundation. Over the years, the Foundation has received support from grateful patients, staff members, former residents, and numerous organizations. Image Drs. Spencer Speed, Harold Boyd, J. F. Hamilton, & Hugh Smith

1990

A long-standing information informal arrangement was made official, and the department became the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. All Campbell Clinic surgeons hold faculty appointments in this department and work closely with its research scientist in a "bench to bedside" approach to solve orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems.

2012

The Department was expanded to include Biomedical Engineering, and became known as the UT-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. William M. Mihalko, M.D., Ph.D., was named as the J.R. Hyde Chair and Director of the Biomedical Engineering group. The biomedical engineering program is a joint program with the University of Memphis.

2013

The 12th edition of Campbell's Operative Orthopaedicswas published. The four-volume textbook contains over 4,000 pages, with more than 1,800 descriptions of orthopaedic procedures and over 9,000 illustrations. It remains as the top-selling orthopaedic textbook in the world, and has been translated into seven languages.  The Campbell Clinic and its faculty and staff appreciate all feedback regarding content and layout in all current editions of their publications.

2014

The UT-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering continues to conduct extensive clinical research, and to share our findings with the world.