Our Physicians

Philip G. McDowell, Jr., M.D.


Frequenting the doctor’s office at a young age for injuries he sustained playing sports, Dr. Philip McDowell wanted to be an orthopaedic surgeon for as long as he can remember. After graduating with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. McDowell attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine on the Gooch Merit Scholarship. He then returned to the UNC at Chapel Hill and completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery.

As a general orthopedist, Dr. McDowell enjoys restoring function and returning patients to their desired lifestyle. His professional interests within the field include sports medicine, particularly knee and shoulder arthroscopy, total joint arthroplasty, and trauma.

Dr. McDowell and his wife, Andrea, are native East Tennesseans and have three sons , twin boys Jack and Charlie and a third son Hank . In his spare time, Dr. McDowell enjoys being with his family—including a Golden Retriever. He also likes running, golfing and playing basketball. Another favorite pastime is attending sporting events of all types.

Contact Information

Office Info

U.T. Medical Center
Professional Office Building F
1926 Alcoa Highway Suite 210
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone : 865.546.2663

West Knoxville
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone : 865.218.9300


  • BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Internship and Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Began Practice At UOS

  • 2007

Recent Awards

  • 2007 Resident Research Award at UNC for his research on ACL injuries in females

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons