Dr. Thomas Gautsch is a graduate of the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His first degree is in Biomedical Engineering with honors from the University of California’s School of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences. A medical researcher, lecturer, and author of a number of published scientific papers, he is also a contributing author of two different orthopaedic textbooks.
He specializes in the care of current and former athletes, and innovative outpatient knee and shoulder surgical techniques. A pioneer in Middle Tennessee of computer-assisted, and minimally-invasive, knee and shoulder replacement procedures, Dr. Gautsch both performed the first, and has performed the most computer-navigated, muscle-sparing knee replacement surgeries in Middle Tennessee.
DR. GAUTSCH PERFORMED THE REGION’S FIRST OUTPATIENT KNEE REPLACEMENT.
Many patients with shoulder problems also seek Dr. Gautsch’s surgical talents, in particular, he is known for the strength of a unique arthroscopic rotator cuff repair technique that allows a much earlier rehab than standard methods.
Dr. Gautsch is an elected member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Joint Replacement Fellow of the National Institutes of Health, and a graduate of both the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the UCLA Departments of Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery with honors. He is a former member of the Orthopaedic Research Society and a lifetime member of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society.
Dr. Gautsch and his wife, Michele, deliberately moved their growing family from Los Angeles to Gallatin, with a desire to raise their now eight children more slowly and gracefully. He still routinely cares for athletes of all levels, professional, collegiate, and high school, as well as non- and former athletes. For over 20 years he has been a Team Doctor for a number of Middle Tennessee teams.