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Andrew Alan Shinar, MD


Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Chief, Division of Arthritis and Joint Replacement

4.7 4.7 428 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, 2006


MD - Columbia University, 1988
Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital, 1995
Residency - Harvard University, 1993
Internship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1989


1215 21st Avenue South
Suite 4200, MCE South Tower
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Shinar provided outstanding service in every way possible.
Patient | February 8, 2017

Very good. #1. Shinar.
Patient | February 3, 2017

Dr. Shinar very nice doctor.
Patient | January 26, 2017

Patient | December 20, 2016

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Shinar. He really cares about my health, and does everything to insure that all my orthopaedic needs are taken care of. Dr. Shinar is an exemplary surgeon and human being.
Patient | October 31, 2016

A very busy man.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Dr. Shinar is A++.
Patient | October 17, 2016

Even though my appointment was for my hip replacement, I was concerned about swelling in my left knee. . Dr Shinar took the time to drain a large amount of fluid off my knee giving me instant pain relief. Thank you Dr. Shinar. Excellent care.
Patient | October 12, 2016

Dr. Shinar was very kind, explained the surgery and answered all my questions.
Patient | October 10, 2016

Great care provided.
Patient | September 27, 2016

Patient | September 26, 2016

I hold Dr Shinar and his team very high!! and Vanderbilt as a whole.
Patient | September 21, 2016

Patient | September 1, 2016

Dr. Shiner is a very polite, knowledgable ,and terrific Doctor. Recommemded him to many friends,
Patient | September 1, 2016

Dr. Shinar was very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, & caring yet direct. I really trust him a lot. Excellent doctor.
Patient | August 30, 2016

Great doctor!
Patient | August 24, 2016

Dr S_____ is very impressive.
Patient | August 18, 2016

Excellent skilled dependable surgeon highly recommend. #1. Definitely.
Patient | August 10, 2016

The hip-replacement Dr. Shinar gave me in 2005, & follow-up PT, is serving me VERY WELL.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr Shinar is a true professional doctor. I have all confidence in his knowledge and medical care.
Patient | July 26, 2016

Doctor Shinar is the BEST.
Patient | May 28, 2016

I've already recommended Vanderbilt and Dr. Shinar to a friend.
Patient | May 22, 2016

As I said before, He is a keeper.
Patient | May 10, 2016

All ways pleasant.
Patient | May 10, 2016

Andy Shinar exceptional in all respects. My second hip surgery with him. Have recommended 4 others from Chattanooga to him.
Patient | May 6, 2016

I am grateful to have Dr. Shinar & his crew, including xray.
Patient | May 2, 2016

Could not be better.
Patient | April 26, 2016

When I see this provider I see an angel in my eyes.
Patient | April 25, 2016

Patient | April 12, 2016

Dr. Shinar was very caring and concerned about my worries. He explained what was going on in language I could understand.
Patient | April 11, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Shinar to numerous friends & family as I have the utmost confidence in him.
Patient | April 7, 2016

As a Vanderbilt physician myself, communication was no problem.
Patient | April 7, 2016

Dr. Shinar has good bed side manner. Smiles and shakes hand. To me, This means a lot in patient care.
Patient | April 2, 2016

Dr. Shinar was not my original surgeon. This alone causes some concern as he has not been involved with my case from the beginning.
Patient | April 1, 2016

I drive 3 hrs. to see Dr. Shinar. He is excellent.
Patient | March 8, 2016

Dr. Shinar was recommend by another pt. as excellent in every aspect of care. I have found that to be very accurate.
Patient | March 3, 2016

I had been seeking multiple opinions on a knee issue and came to this provider by recommendation from my Nephrologist and this provider was the first to identify issues not previously mentioned. Kudos to both.
Patient | March 1, 2016

Patient | February 3, 2016

A very friendly caring atmosphere.
Patient | January 26, 2016

Dr. Shinar had a smile on his face when entering the room shook my hand and asked how I was. This was a very good approach
Patient | January 25, 2016

No bad comments at all.
Patient | January 19, 2016

Dr. Shinar is the best/I don't know what I will do if he retires.
Patient | January 8, 2016