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Brian Thomas Perkinson, MD, BS


Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

4.8 4.8 442 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Adult Orthopaedics
Joint Replacement

Board Certificates

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015


MD - University of Tennessee Memphis, 2007
BS - University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2001
Residency - Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, 2012
Fellowship - Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, 2013


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin
Vanderbilt Bone and Joint
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064

Patient Comments

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Wonderful dr. smart, great personality. Excellent surgeon, compassionate, listens, would not hesitate to recommend him.
Patient | February 6, 2017

Patient | January 20, 2017

Dr. Perkinson is always kind & attentive.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Dr Perkinson saved my wife life last year finding an infection in her leg on our first visit. We had been going to TOA in Clarksville and they could not or would not help us so we made an appointment with Dr Perkinson an he found the problem right away. The infection turned out to be MERSA. That is why i chose to see Dr Perkson for a knee replacement.
Patient | January 9, 2017

Patient | January 2, 2017

I have seen Dr Perkinson for 3 years. He has been great. From researching the best way to take the metal out of my leg in August to my knee problem now. He is always compassionate and very nice. You are lucky to have him as one of your doctors.
Patient | January 2, 2017

the best Provider
Patient | December 29, 2016

Very personable, one of the best doctors I've had. Provided pertinent care information.
Patient | December 21, 2016

The doctor seemed to be in a hurry. He told me the problem with my shoulder but did not stay to answer question about knee (he was not like Dr. Ferrell).
Patient | December 21, 2016

Dr. Perkinson is the best knee surgeon on the planet!!!
Patient | December 12, 2016

I have referred Dr Perkinson to several clients already
Patient | December 8, 2016

Excellent dr. He dx a fx that was missed in ER. Pt. is now post op recovering much better. Dr. called me after clinic hours in between surgeries to inform me of CT results & plans for hospital admission.
Patient | December 5, 2016

Dr Perkinson truly was attentive, respectful of my concerns, engaged with me in discussing my diagnosis/treatment. I immediately felt confident in his expertise and concern for my situation.
Patient | November 21, 2016

I wish other other options had been suggested.
Patient | November 18, 2016

Dr. Pertinson seems very concerned, it is me having trouble understanding.
Patient | November 18, 2016

Dr. Perkinson is an awesome doctor! He not only is an outstanding surgeon, but is one of the most personable doctors I've met. He makes you feel comfortable in talking with him. Love his great sense of humor!
Patient | October 16, 2016

Dr. Perkinson was extremely kind and professional-would recommend him highly
Patient | September 20, 2016

Dr. Perkinson is great.
Patient | September 19, 2016

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Perkinson has always nice and very handsome!!
Patient | September 1, 2016

I am already recommending Dr. Perkinson to friends and actually complete strangers who have been told they need a knee replacement.
Patient | August 30, 2016

A very pleasant experience with this Dr. whom I had never met before this first appointment.
Patient | August 23, 2016

I have total confidence in this provider & have recommended him.
Patient | August 20, 2016

excellent doctor/surgeon & I have recommended him to others
Patient | August 15, 2016

Dr. Brian Perkinson is an amazing surgeon; compassionate listener and excellent communicator. I am recommending him to everyone I know that may need a joint replacement. If I should need any other surgery that he performs, I will not consider using anyone else. In my opinion, he is the best surgeon available. Vanderbilt is blessed to have Dr. Perkinson on staff!
Patient | August 13, 2016

He gave excellent care and I have already recommended him.
Patient | August 8, 2016

Very knowledgeable, explained process in detail. Took time with me and did not seem hurried or thinking about anything else.
Patient | August 4, 2016

Dr. Perkinson explained my treatment & options to me very clearly & it has worked. He was very respectful & answered all my questions.
Patient | August 4, 2016

I have been seeing Doctor Brian Perkinson for quite a few years and have always been extremely pleased with his professionalism, knowledge and care. He is, without a doubt, one of the best doctors anywhere!!
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr. Perkinson is always courteous and respectful. I would recommend Dr. Perkinson with the highest recommendations to anyone.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr Parkinson explained everything about my surgery, follow up and what to expect. Excellent bed side manner and communicater!
Patient | July 20, 2016

very pleased with care from Dr. Perkinson with my recent hip anterior replacement.
Patient | July 5, 2016

Excellent care. Very caring very gentle for my painful leg great DOCTOR highly recommend him.
Patient | July 2, 2016

I was categorized as elderly and treated as such. Even though I expressed concern that this might be a tendon issue, my suggestion was ignored. I told him that I am active and that I attend a barre class 5 days a week. He told me to stop even though he did not know what barre class really is. He suggested water aerobics and walking. He told me the x-ray showed arthritis and immediately gave me a cortisone shot which made my condition far worse. I had worked out the morning of my appointment and the day after, I struggled to even walk. First time I have been physically worse after a doctor visit.
Patient | June 28, 2016

Outstanding doctor.
Patient | June 27, 2016

Just super
Patient | June 13, 2016

Excellent exam and explanation for arthritic knee and post polio symptoms
Patient | June 1, 2016

#3. Best.
Patient | May 31, 2016

Patient | May 23, 2016

I don't think I could have had a better provider to take care of my problem. He made sure I knew exactly what he was going to do and he had great respect for my age - I am 82. this last appointment was a final appointment after a hip transplant.
Patient | May 23, 2016

I don't want to see Jared ever again -
Patient | May 1, 2016

Patient | May 1, 2016

Dr. Perkinson provided exemplary care during recent total hip replacement procedure, including developing a personalized plan to minimize the potential for nausea and drug reactions during surgery and later in recovery hours.
Patient | May 1, 2016

Great experience, would like more addressing that medical condition related to acute concern of visit.
Patient | April 22, 2016

Very pleased.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Nice experience. I forgot to ask a question and returned to area and waited for the Doctor and he was very gracious in answering my questions.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Good experience - very thoughtful.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Brian Perkinson is absolutely an excellent, professional, doctor -
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Perkinson was probably the best physician I have ever met in all categories. He gave time, attention and answering of questions in abundance. He even provided me with his cell phone so that I could contact him with any questions or concerns! Who does that? He is an awesome physician.
Patient | March 1, 2016

I was impressed by all aspects of this provider.
Patient | February 23, 2016

Dr. Perkinson was excellent, I was extremely please, would recommend him to anyone.
Patient | February 10, 2016

this is my second hip replacement with Dr Perkinson and have told many how well it went, surgery on Friday, he came to see me on Saturday, showed me xrays saying I did great and my response was that he did great.
Patient | February 9, 2016

Dr. Perkinson was one of the best doctors I've ever been seen by. He made me feel at ease, he spoke to me in a very kind, understanding and nonjudgmental way. He made me feel at ease.
Patient | January 29, 2016