Meet Our Members
President & Founder
Michael J. Christie, MD, MPH
Dr. Christie was honored with the Humanitarian Award in November of 2020 by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the largest organization of its kind in the US.
Dr. Michael J. Christie came to Nashville in 1984 as an assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1989, he founded the Vanderbilt Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center, serving as its director until co-founding the Southern Joint Replacement Institute in 1999. Dr. Christie received his medical training from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and completed a fellowship at Harvard.
David K. DeBoer, MD
Dr. David DeBoer is an orthopaedic surgeon in Nashville, TN specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery. After finishing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Dr. DeBoer also completed a fellowship under Dr. Michael Christie at Vanderbilt.
Dr. DeBoer is the Joint Replacement Research Program Director for HCA Research Institute. His research focuses on improving the outcome of joint replacement surgery and the biomechanics of the hip and knee joints. He is currently the chairman of the Clinical Best Practice Committee on Joint Replacement Surgery for the 180 hospitals in the HCA Healthcare network.
J. Craig Morrison, MD
Originally from Texas, Dr. Morrison came to Nashville in 1996 for his orthopaedic residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed his training in 2001 and was recognized as an outstanding resident in the education of medical students by the Vanderbilt General Surgery Department.
He has authored several articles and book chapters in leading joint replacement publications. He lectures nationally and internationally. His expertise is in primary and revision replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He has a special interest in medical mission work and has performed joint replacements in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and India
Jeffrey T. Hodrick, MD
Originally from Shamokin, Pennsylvania, Dr. Hodrick earned a B.S. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University. He received his M.D. from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center where he received the Duke University Health System Strength Hope and Caring award in 2006.
Matthew C. Christie, MD
Matthew Christie, MD is a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon based in Nashville, Tennessee at the Southern Joint Replacement Institute. His enthusiasm for global health was established shortly after college while working at a primary care clinic in rural Nepal, which exposed him to the unique healthcare challenges faced by underserved communities. It was in this remote setting that he witnessed firsthand the vital importance of accessible and equitable healthcare systems. As he continued his education, eventually specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery, he sought ways to leverage his training to not only improve the lives of Tennesseans but also empower surgeons around the world to provide these restorative procedures to their own neighbors
T. Scott Curry, MD
Dr. Curry received his medical training from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, and completed a one year fellowship with SJRI Adult Joint Replacement in 2011-2012 in conjunction with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Curry also holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. He received his board certification in 2014.
Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD
Dr. Douglas Jackson serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. In addition to his work at Project C.U.R.E., Dr. Jackson has taught at the university level in the disciplines of finance, investments, leadership development, legal and international issues. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer to colleges and universities, conferences such as TEDx, as well as civic, corporate and community organizations.
Dr. Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Healthcare from the American Red Cross, the 5280 Magazine Philanthropist of the Year, and accepted the CoBiz “Best Places to Work” and Colorado Ethics in Business Award on behalf of the team at Project C.U.R.E., and most recently the Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco and the Leadership in Global Engagement Award from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Board Member & Founder of Walk Strong Africa
Greg W. Stocks, MD
Dr. Stocks was honored with the Humanitarian Award in November of 2023 by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the largest organization of its kind in the US.
Greg Stocks is an orthopedic surgeon in private practice with Fondren Orthopedic Groups in Houston. Stocks served as managing partner for Fondren Orthopedic Group and as Chief of Staff of Texas Orthopedic Hospital from 2013 – 2021, when he stepped down to pursue a Master’s degree in Global Missionary Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Dr. Stocks began orthopedic medical mission work in 2011 when he traveled to the West Bank of Palestine to train surgeons in hip and knee arthroplasty. His work with the Walk Strong Foundation began in 2019. He has trained surgeons at Soddo Christian Hospital in Ethiopia, where the first World Knee was implanted in Africa. He is currently working on establishing Walk Strong sites at Tenwek Hospital and Kijabe Hospital, in Kenya.
Additional Board Members include:
Hugh Holliday, MD
Douglas Norton, MD
Mary Betty Masters
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