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Dr. Thomas EvelyAssistant Professor

Areas of Interest
shoulder arthritis/replacements, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability/dislocations, knee meniscus and ligament injuries


Thomas Evely, D.O. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction. He focuses on the surgical and non-surgical management of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries is patients of all ages.

Dr. Evely grew up in Northeast (Erwin) Tennessee where he graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. He then attended medical school at VCOM-VT in Blacksburg, VA. He returned to East Tennessee State University where he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency.

After residency, Dr. Evely completed an ACGME sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at Plancher Orthopedics and Sports Medicine based in New York, NY and Greenwich, CT. During fellowship, he was able to train with some of the best shoulder and sports medicine surgeons in New York, Connecticut, Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN), Vail-Summit Orthopedics (Vail, CO) and University of Colorado throughout the year.


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    Tajak M, Evely T, Amarna M, Chirculescu C, Adada H. Catastrophic Presentation of Pancreaticopleural Fistula. Chest. 2017;152(4). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2017.08.274

    Plancher KD, Evely TB, Brite J, Briggs K, Petterson SC. Endoscopic/arthroscopic decompression of the suprascapular nerve at the spinoglenoid notch: indications and surgical technique. JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques. 2021 May 7.

    Evely T, Sethi P, Cohen J. Distal Biceps Rupture. In: Murthi A, Chebli C, eds. The Resident’s Guide to Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Springer. 2021. In review.

    Plancher KD, Evely TB, Petterson SC. Failure Rates in Contact versus Non-contact Athletes Following Arthroscopic Inferior Capsular Shift at 10-Year Follow-Up. In Preparation.

    Evely T, Krenk D, Henkel P, Busse B: Incidence of Isolated Greater Trochanter Fractures with Intertrochanteric Extension on MRI. In submission

Honors and Awards

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    American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board Eligible
    Part I Written Exam Passed, September 2020

    Orthopedic Surgery Residency Chief Resident, East Tennessee State University, 2019-2020

    Nominee, AOA Resident Leadership Forum, 2018-2019

    Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Society, 2012-2015

Society Memberships

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America


Medical School
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011-2015

East Tennessee State University, 2015-2020

Plancher Orthopedics Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2020-2021


Campus Address
FOT 960



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