A. Lee Hunter, Jr., MD

Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity

Specialty: Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Lee Hunter received his undergraduate education from Vanderbilt University where he received a B.A. in Anthropology. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Upon graduating medical school, he attended Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Campbell Clinic, finishing his training in 1997. In 2009, he obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. He became affiliated with TOA Columbia (formerly Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic) in 2002.

Dr. Hunter is from Selmer, TN, and his wife, Mary, is from Jackson. They have two children and reside in Columbia. Dr. Hunter is an avid outdoorsman, where he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and skiing. He has worked as a medical missionary in Zimbabwe and St. Lucia.

Dr. Hunter is past President of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, and has served as a Councilor to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons representing the state of Tennessee. He serves as a speaker at national and international upper extremity surgical meetings.

Dr. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in upper extremity surgery and developed a surgical arm positioning system to make surgical procedures technically easier, more efficient, and safer. This novel arm positioning system received seven United States patents and was acquired by a global orthopaedic medical device company. Dr. Hunter is a published surgical literature author and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Experience and Innovation.

He is active in many civic and professional organizations, including the following:

• American Association for Hand Surgery
• Arthroscopy Association of North America
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Tennessee DOL Certified Physician Program
• Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
• Orthopaedics Overseas
• Tennessee Medical Association
• Miracle League of Tennessee