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Chris Hoedt, MD Hip & Knee Reconstruction Specialist

Dr. Hoedt is an orthopaedic surgeon fellowship-trained in adult joint reconstruction. He is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery for Vanderbilt University. He specializes in joint replacement and complex joint revision surgeries and is dedicated to helping his patients get back to the activities they enjoy at the earliest.


  • Medical Doctorate, 05/2014
    Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • B.A. Psychology with minors in French & Neuroscience, 05/2006 & B.S. Zoology, 05/2009
    Miami University, Oxford, OH


  • 08/2019 - 08/2020
    Adult Reconstruction (aka Total Joints) Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 06/2014 - 06/2019
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident at Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ)
  • United States Army Reservist (61M Orthopaedic Surgeon) Commissioned as Second Lieutenant 11/21/13 Promoted to Captain(O3) 06/20/2014
  • 01/2010 - 06/2014
    EVMS Medical Group & Sentara Medical Group EPIC Informatics Consultant
  • 05/2010 - 08/2010
    Medical Student Summer Research Fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery
  • 2010-2014
    Kaplan MCAT & DAT Teacher, Tutor, Advisor
  • 08/2008 - 08/2009
    Project Coordinator at Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Health Care Policy
  • 05/2008 - 09/2008
    Surgical Infection Analyst & Policy Compliance Manager at Boston Medical Center
  • 08/2007 - 05/2008
    Teaching Assistant & Tutor at Boston Univ: Histology, Biochemistry, & Physiology

Certifications & Licenses

  • Expires 12/31/2020
    Pennsylvania Medical Physician & Surgeon License
  • Expires 08/2022
    Basic Life Support - American Heart Association
  • Expires 08/2020
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association

Leadership, Awards, & Professional Memberships

  • 2019
    Resident Leadership Award for Cooper Bone & Joint Institute
  • 2019
    Steve Graham Resident Scholarship Award for Cooper Bone & Joint Institute
  • 2017 - Now
    American Academy of Hip & Knee Surgeons Arthroplasty Surgeon In Training Member
  • 06/2014 - Now
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • 2017
      Resident Delegate to Resident Assembly
    • 2017
      Resident Health Policy Committee Member
  • 2016-2017
    Gold Humanism In Medicine Award for Cooper University Hospital Residents
    • Nominee 2018-2019
  • 01/2013 - Now
    American Association for Physician Leaders
  • 10/2014 - 6/2019
    Cooper University Medical Informatics Committee, Resident Representative
  • 10/2014 - 6/2019
    Cooper University O.R. Committee, Resident Representative
  • 10/2014 - 6/2019
    Cooper University Process Improvement Committee Member
    • Resident Chairman 2015-2016
  • 11/2009 - 05/2014
    Founder & President, Orthopaedic Interest Group at EVMS
  • 12/2009 - 05/2014
    Founder & President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School at EVMS
  • 08/2009 - 05/2010
    Nancy Upton Thiemeyer Scholarship at EVMS
  • 08/2009 - 05/2010
    Dr. Manser Scholarship at EVMS
  • 2004-2006
    Medical Fraternity Member, Ohio Gamma Chapter at Miami University
  • 02/2002
    Eagle Scout

Academic Appointments

  • 6/2018 - 6/2019
    Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Rowan University, Cooper Medical School


Editorial Positions

  • May 2018 - Now
    Arthroplasty Today, Reviewer

Current Studies in Progress

  • A Systematic Approach to Determine the Mode of Total Hip Arthroplasty Failure
  • Validation of Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Risk Score
  • Geographic & Cost Analysis of Academic Hip Arthroplasty Revision Referrals and Patient Outcomes


  • Shahi A, Hoedt C, Boe R, Bullock W, Fayyad A, Miller L, Oliashirazi A. The Risk Factors and An Evidence-Based Protocol for the Management of Persistent Wound Drainage After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Arthroplasty Today. 2019 Jun 29;5(3):329-333.
  • Hoedt C, Makar GS, Gutowski CJ, Holdbrook T, Kim TWB, Fuller DA. Recurrent Adolescent Giant-Cell Tumor of the Scaphoid: Scaphoid Excision with Intracarpal Fusion after Failed Curettage and Bone Grafting. Case Rep Orthop. 2019 Apr 9;2019:7571486. PMID: 31093399
  • Nahra R, Hoedt C, Jagga S, Ren S, Kim TWB. Candida albicans Sacral Osteomyelitis Causing Necrosis of a Sacral Nerve Root: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2017 Jul-Sep;7(3):e48. PMID: 29252878.
  • Abdel MP, Gesell MW, Hoedt CW, Meyers KN, Wright TM, Haas SB. Polished trays reduce backside wear independent of post location in posterior-stabilized TKAs. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug;472(8):2477-82. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3621-y. Epub 2014 Apr 15. PMID: 24733449
  • Lennes IT, Temel JS, Hoedt C, Meilleur A, Lamont EB. Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients' understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy. Cancer. 2013 Feb 1;119(3):691-9. doi:10.1002/cncr.27787. Epub 2012 Sep 25. PMID: 23011902
  • Mauldin KN, Thomas RD, Berry SD, O'Brien WP, Hoedt CW. An investigation of auditory dimensional interaction in a bivariate bilateral conditioning paradigm in the rabbit. J Acoust Soc Am. 2009 May;125(5):3205-13. doi: 10.1121/1.3081387. PMID: 19425663

Research With Very Significant Contribution

  • 05/2006 - 08/2008
    Pharmaceutical PTH Derivatives Effects on Fracture Healing
    Orthopaedic Research Lab at Boston U. - Boston, MA
    • Presented research findings to GlaxoSmithKline, submitted FDA report, & thesis
    • Stimulation of fracture-healing with systemic intermittent parathyroid hormone treatment. Barnes GL, Kakar S, Vora S, Morgan EF, Gerstenfeld LC, Einhorn TA. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Feb;90 Suppl 1:120-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.G.01443. Review. PMID: 18292366
  • 08/2004-02/2005
    Importance of Proprioception in Learning a Novel Environment Spatial Perception & Cognition Lab at Miami U. – Oxford, OH
    • Waller D, Greenauer N. The role of body-based sensory information in the acquisition of enduring spatial representations. Psychol Res. 2007 May;71(3):322-32. Epub 2006 Sep 5. PMID: 16953434
    • Waller D, Loomis JM, Haun DB. Body-based senses enhance knowledge of directions in large-scale environments. Psychon Bull Rev. 2004 Feb;11(1):157-63. PMID: 15117002

Podium Presentations

  • Hoedt C, Kellish A, Gaughan J, Shahi A, DeAngelis R, Shilling J, Kim TW, Gutowski C. ReconstructingRisk Scores in Total Joint Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, April 2020, Orlando, FL. (accepted for presentation but meeting cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Hoedt C, Shahi A, Kim TWB, Shilling JW, Gutowski C. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction South Regional Annual Meeting Award for Best Question: Knee . Reconstruction Risk Scores in Primary Joint Reconstruction. June 2019, Key Largo, FL.
  • Hoedt C, Kellish A, Rivera C, Frisby J, Kim TWB, Gutowski N . Hospital resource utilization associated with endoprosthetic reconstruction versus primary arthroplasty.
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, March 2019, Las Vegas, NV. Eastern Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, October 2018, Amelia Island, FL.
  • Shahi A, Hoedt C , Parvizi J. Which of the recommended tests based on the 2018 definition of periprosthetic joint infection has the best performance? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, March 2019, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Shahi A, Hoedt C , Rodriguez JA, Shilling JW, Miller L. Preoperative Risk Stratification for Periprosthetic Joint Infection. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR-ME), April 2019, Dubai, UAE.
  • Shahi A, Hoedt C , Rodriguez JA, Shilling JW, Miller L. Update on Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint infection. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR-ME), April 2019, Dubai, UAE. Rowe S, Shahi A, Hoedt C, Rodriguez JA, Shilling JW, Miller L. In-hospital Complications of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR-ME), April 2019, Dubai, UAE.
  • Hoedt C, Kim TWB, Case Report of Vanishing Bone Disease of the Pelvis. Arthroplasty Disaster 3rd Annual Conference, September 2018, Miami, FL.

Poster Presentations

  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty, Significantly Lower Rates of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
    Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2019
  • Which of the Recommended Tests Based on the 2018 Definition of Periprosthetic Joint Infection Has the BestPerformance?
    American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018
    Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2019
  • Hospital Resource Utilization Associated with Endoprosthetic Reconstruction Versus Primary Arthroplasty
    Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting 2018
    Cooper Medical School Annual Research Day 2018
  • Can Aspirin Reduce the Incidence of Persistent Wound Drainage After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty?
    American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting 2018
  • Bilateral Total Knee Replacement in a Sickle Cell Patient: A Case Report
    Camden Scholars 2016
  • Pediatric Giant Cell Tumor of the Scaphoid: A Case Report Camden
    Scholars 2015
  • Functional Outcomes of Proximal Hamstring Avulsion Repair
    VA Orthopaedic Society 2013
  • Backside Wear in Posterior Stabilized Total Knee Arthroplasty
    VA Orthopaedic Society 2013, AAHKS 2014

Health Care Systems Improvement Projects

  • 2017
    Orthopaedic inpatient documentation improvement project leader
  • 2016-2017
    Joint replacement perioperative pathways revision project team member
  • 2016-2017
    Cooper level 1 trauma center specialty services response time improvement project team member
  • 2016
    Joint replacement patient length of stay reduction project team member
  • 2015-2019
    Geriatric hip fracture management pathway creation & IGFS accreditation team member
  • 2015-2018
    Resident interdepartmental communication and patient handoff improvement project leader

Practice Locations

  • Lebanon

    1616 W Main Street
    Lebanon, TN 37087

  • Gallatin

    300 Steam Plant Road, Suite 300
    Gallatin, TN 37066