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
  • “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.”