Zachary K. Pharr, MD

Sports Medicine, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder & Elbow

Specialties: Sports MedicineHip ArthroscopyShoulder ReplacementElbow (UCL repair and reconstruction)

Dr. Zach Pharr is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His subspecialty training and expertise give him the unique ability to treat athletes throughout youth, high school, college, and professional arenas with a focus on optimizing his patients for return to play. He is committed to treating every patient as family with care that is supported by the highest degree of compassion, innovation, research, and technology.Throughout his training in residency and fellowship, he has treated athletes at all levels from youth to professional sports, including the University of Memphis and University of Alabama athletic programs, Memphis Redbirds and Birmingham Barons minor league baseball teams, as well as the Memphis Grizzlies. Currently, he serves as the team physician at the high school, college, and professional level in the middle Tennessee area.Dr. Pharr received his undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University while playing 4 years of Division 1 Golf with a Major in Biology and Minors in both Chemistry and Psychology. He received his medical degree (MD) at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine where he served as an elected member of class leadership, graduated in the top of his class with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, and was selected by his peers to the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his compassionate care. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the historic Campbell Clinic where he served as a peer selected Chief Resident. Following residency, he completed an additional sports medicine fellowship at the renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama assisting with team orthopaedic coverage for the University of Alabama 2020-2021 National Champion football team.He has authored multiple journal articles, book chapters, and surgical videos, including multiple presentations throughout the country. In addition to patient care, Dr. Pharr is committed to education of the next generation and serves as an associate professor for rotating medical students. Dr. Pharr’s primary focus is Sports Medicine with both non-operative and operative treatment, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, as well as UCL repair and reconstruction, also known as Tommy John surgery. In addition, he utilizes his unique training to perform general orthopaedics and fracture management.In his spare time, Dr. Pharr enjoys spending time with his wife and children, being involved locally in his church and community, staying active with exercise, coaching youth sports, playing golf and basketball, and participating in medical mission trips.Dr. Pharr is a member of the following organizations:

• American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
• Arthroscopy Association of North America
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Tennessee Orthopaedic Society