CSMO Announces New Total Joint Surgeon

  • Monday, February 6, 2023
Josh Lawson, MD
Josh Lawson, MD
Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics announces that Dr. Joshua Lawson, fellowship trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon has joined the team as a total joint specialist. Dr. Lawson sees patients at CSMO’s McCallie and Parkridge offices and performs surgery at CSMO Surgery Center and Parkridge Medical Center.  
Dr. Lawson is an experienced joint replacement surgeon who treats a wide range of adult orthopedic conditions, with an emphasis on knee and hip replacement as well as complex revision surgery.
He also performs robotic assisted knee replacement.  
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Joshua Lawson to CSMO. His extensive residency and fellowship training in the latest orthopedic surgery techniques will make him an excellent addition to our team,” says CEO Becky Farmer. “As the need for advanced orthopaedic care continues to grow in our region, CSMO is growing to meet the needs of our community. Dr. Lawson has a well-deserved reputation of excellence, which adds to our highly respected group of surgeons. His addition means we can take our total joint replacement care to the next level.” 
Dr. Lawson is a Chattanooga native, graduating from Hixson High School in 2005 and attending Lee University on a golf scholarship while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, in Memphis and completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  
After medical school and residency training, Dr. Lawson completed fellowship training in complex and revision hip and knee replacements under the direction of Dr. Arthur Malkani at the University of Louisville. During this fellowship, he also authored several nationally published presentations and papers on joint replacement surgery.  
Dr. Lawson is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, International Congress of Joint Reconstruction and the AO Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries.  
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. It’s an honor to work alongside these highly skilled surgeons who provide compassionate and personalized care for each patient,” says Dr. Lawson. “Their dedicated teams demonstrate outstanding clinical expertise, and I look forward to what CSMO has to offer my patients and me professionally throughout the remainder of my career.”
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