W. Timothy Ballard, M.D.

W. Timothy Ballard, M.D.
Total Joint Replacement
Arthroscopic Surgery
Lower Extremity Trauma

A native of Ohio, Timothy Ballard began his undergraduate studies at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. During his four years at Wright State, he received the Dean’s List Highest Honors and was presented with five academic scholar awards.

Dr. Ballard then went to Medical School at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he received the prestigious Top Medical Student Award three consecutive years. After graduation, he served his Residency and Internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Ballard then completed his training at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago with a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction.

The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics brought Dr. Ballard to Chattanooga, where he has become a leader in his specialty of Total Joint Replacement.

It gives me great satisfaction to replace worn joints with ones that will provide patients with years of easy movement. Having a surgical procedure that is successful is one thing. Seeing a patient smile as he walks out of our offices, is another. – Dr. Timothy Ballard
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Certifications and Associations

Board Certified



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Patient Comments
  • “Dr. Ballard is the most caring doctor I have every known. He is #1 in my book! I wouldn’t go to anyone else.”
  • “Dr. Ballard, M.D. far exceeded my expectations as to what a busy physician in a very large practice would and could provide – time-wise, as well as informationally. From the moment he entered the room, he was totally engaged in my situation, including plenty of time to explain my condition, options for treating, and allowing me all the time I needed to interact in discussion with him. I have visited a fair number of doctors in all my years and Dr. Ballard is at the top of the list as being professional and personable. I would recommend my best friends and family with any orthopedic needs to seek the care of Dr. Ballard. Thank you for an amazing experience! This includes his staff as well.”
  • “An extremely competent, knowledgeable and kind gentleman who showed genuine concern for me and answered all of the questions I had. Rarely have I seen a Doctor who I really liked, and appreciated. He was kind, funny, knowledgeable and a real gentleman. A man that I instantly respected.”