Frederick M. Azar, MD
Frederick M. Azar, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine in Memphis, Tenn., and the President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Directors.
Dr. Azar is Chief-of-Staff at the Campbell Clinic, as well as a professor and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program in the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also was director of that department’s residency program for 10 years. Dr. Azar is the team physician for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and was selected as the 2012 Team Physician of the Year by the trainers from all 30 NBA teams. He also serves as a team physician for the University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University sports teams.
After earning his medical degree from Tulane University of Medicine, Dr. Azar completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He also was an American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Traveling Fellow.
Dr. Azar is active in numerous national and international groups and professional societies, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Dr. Azar has volunteered with the Academy for nearly 20 years and was a graduate of the inaugural AAOS Leadership Fellows Program class in 2003. He has held numerous positions in the AAOS, including that of Treasurer.
An active participant in a number of community philanthropic organizations, Dr. Azar serves on the Board of Directors of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Hospital and as member of several committees.
Dr. Azar and his wife, Julie, have two children, Isabel and Nicholas.
Head Athletic Trainer:
Chris Attaway, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Assistant Athletic Trainers:
Eric Isom, ATC, LAT, PES
Megan Koontz, ATC, LAT