Dr. Emily Cushnie Schaheen is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, as well as microsurgery of nerves and blood vessels. Dr. Cushnie Schaheen hails from Virginia and holds doctorate degrees in both medicine and engineering. She first graduated with honors from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Subsequently, she earned a PhD at the University of Virginia School of Engineering for her pioneering research in bone tissue engineering. Dr. Cushnie Schaheen has published numerous articles on her research in the fields of bioengineering and orthopaedic surgery and further, has authored chapters in textbooks of hand surgery.


Dr. Cushnie Schaheen’s research in bone tissue engineering prompted her career in medicine. Following her engineering education, she earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Cushnie Schaheen completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She concluded her training with a fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgery, where she achieved advanced training in complex upper extremity and microvascular surgery.



Dr. Cushnie Schaheen takes deep pride in her work and above all, is driven by a devotion to her patients.

Dr. Cushnie Schaheen’s highly-specialized training includes microsurgical repair of nerve injuries and neurovascular conditions and complex upper extremity procedures.


Dr. Cushnie Schaheen treats conditions that affect the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. This includes nerve conditions such as carpal tunnel and nerve injuries, as well as bone and joint conditions such as fractures and arthritis. She treats tendon-related problems such as trigger finger and tennis elbow. She is skilled in microsurgical techniques to treat nerve injuries and neurovascular conditions such as Raynaud’s. She welcomes athletes and non-athletes alike and is trained in wrist and elbow arthroscopy for sports-related conditions.


Dr. Emily Cushnie Schaheen, her husband, Dr. Basil Schaheen, and their daughter, Charlotte, are new to Tennessee and are thrilled to have joined the Gallatin/Hendersonville community.