Brett Sanders, M.D.

Brett Sanders, M.D.
Sports Medicine Arthroscopy
Shoulder Replacement

Brett Sanders has subspecialty training in shoulder, sports medicine, and upper extremity surgery with a special interest in complex arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery.

He has authored multiple journal articles and book chapters in the field and presented research nationally and internationally in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery. A native of Nashville, Dr. Sanders attended college at the University of Virginia, where he was the vice president of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Physics. He subsequently attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha, and performed an Internship in general surgery and a Residency in orthopaedic surgery, both at Emory University. While at Emory, he was elected to the AOA Leadership Conference and provided sports medicine care for Georgia Tech and professional athletes.

Dr. Sanders completed fellowship training in shoulder and sports medicine at Harvard University with complementary training at the ALPS Institute in Annecy, France. He then performed a second fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

An avid musician, Dr. Sanders enjoys playing guitar and banjo. He has a personal interest in combat sports, providing medical care for amateur and professional mixed martial arts, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Dr. Sanders and his family reside on Signal Mountain.

I enjoy being part of a multifaceted team that cares so much for their patients. It’s deeply rewarding to help relieve pain and restore a functional quality of life to people in their time of need. – Dr. Brett Sanders
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Certifications and Associations

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Patient Comments
  • Brett Sanders, M.D. is an excellent doctor and persistent in making sure I get the care I need. I feel he is a very good Dr.
  • Dr. Sanders sat down and talked with me about symptoms, about impact, and about what options we had moving forward. I felt that he listened and took more time than I’ve received from other doctors before. I was very appreciative to have things explained effectively.
  • After almost a 1.5 year dealing with this I can honestly say I think Daniel Dr Sanders Nurse is probably the BEST Nurse I have ever dealt with his care compassion and overall attitude is by far top notch!!!! The rest of the staff should take notes from him
  • Dr. Sanders is very professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable at every visit. Surgery was very successful!
  • Very understanding and compassionate to my worker’s compensation case and really took the time to listen to my input. With his observations and advice, I feel that I am finally on a path to full recovery.
  • Doctor Brett presented himself well and is very efficient and personable. I feel like I came away with all questions answered and knew exactly where I stood. I will definitely use him again if the situation arises.
  • Dr. Sanders is a very personable and informative Dr.! I will always use Dr. Sanders for all my medical issues in this field. I have recommended Dr. Sanders to everyone I know who needs this type of Dr. He is outstanding!
  • Dr. Sanders and his medical team are always attentive and provide excellent care. He is just overall a great doctor and is straight forward about all.
  • Thank you for explaining things so well! You are exceptional!
  • Dr. Sanders was very professional knowledgeable and thorough.
  • Very helpful and reassuring! Great Service!
  • Dr. Sanders is very knowledgeable, personable, and respectful of patient concerns. Takes time to explain procedures, options and expected outcome. I have every confidence in his ability and my positive outcome for my recovery.
  • I appreciate the fact that he listened to what I had to say. He discussed my problem and didn’t make me feel that I don’t have good sense. He explained things to me very clearly and made sure I understood.
  • Dr Sanders did a great job with my surgery. I am now pain free and making excellent progress with my follow up Physical therapy. I highly recommend Dr. Sanders.
  • Dr. Sanders did prescribe a combination of non‐narcotic medication which have eased my pain level. I thank him for that. Very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend anyone to see Dr. Sanders.
  • Extremely courteous, very relatable an easy to understand. He didn’t know we were 2nd opinion but made time for us anyway. Because of this we chose him to do the surgery. [visit for Brett Sanders, M.D.]
  • Dr. Sanders helped me navigate through several health issues. He is a great listener and very responsive. I have the greatest of confidence in his abilities to assess and treat. He has a stellar bedside manner. In addition, he operated on my meniscus three years ago and I continue to be pain free and active.
  • I chose Dr. Sanders to handle my issue based on his impeccable credentials as a top educated, published, state-of0the0-art physician. He never disappointed me during the process. Furthermore, I appreciated his matter of fact style that was delivered with a caring, knowledgeable tone and easy-going smile.
  • Very direct in a personable way. This is much appreciated as it doesn’t waste anyone’s time. Excellent service and medical attention.
  • “Dr. Sanders pulled off a miracle with my shoulder. I am so grateful for the training and knowledge that he has. He is the TOP DOC in his area of expertise.”
  • “I truly appreciate the sincerity Dr. Sanders conveyed during my visits.”
  • “He is a true professional and an awesome doctor!”
  • “Everyone in his staff was great. I wish I would have seen him sooner.”
  • “Great doctors and staff, keep up the great work”
  • “Dr. Brett is the best. Given the very tough circumstances of my waiting way to long to seek help for my ruptured bicep tendon, Dr. Brett was still able to get the job done 100% in excellent time around my rigorous work schedule. The arm is even better than before the rupture”
  • “My concern going into the appointment was that Dr. Sanders may be “over qualified” to take care of my injury. He quickly removed that concern by expressing his interest in my care and treatment, while respecting my knowledge as well. The time he spent explaining the situation, his recommended treatment protocol, and listening/understanding my goals was excellent. I think I spent more quality time with Dr. Sanders on this first evaluation visit than I did with my previous surgeon through the entirety of my last surgical process. Dr. Sanders has my respect for both his knowledge of my injury and his personal approach to providing outstanding health care. I look forward to working with him through this journey to repair my shoulder and get back to pain free competition as soon as possible.”
  • “I was very impressed with Dr. Sanders and will be recommending my husband to go see him.”