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Justin M. Head, MS, DO

Husband and Father

My wife and I met in 2005, while I was in undergraduate school at Middle Tennessee State University. Together, we have been through Graduate School, Medical School, Residency, and Fellowship. We both grew up in the Nashville, Tennessee area and are so happy to be back in the South. We enjoy outdoor activities and music along with our two daughters.

Physician and Surgeon

Following a both-bone forearm fracture at age 8, I aspired to become an orthopedic surgeon. I am fortunate to have realized this life-long goal and focus my practice on hip and knee reconstruction.

During Orthopedic Surgery residency training at Michigan State, I found that hip and knee replacement patients were among the most happy and appreciative. It is my pleasure to restore quality of life to those affected by hip and knee arthritis.

My focus is to use cutting-edge technology backed by scientific literature to deliver an individualized treatment plan and effectively treat hip and knee pain.


Curriculum Vitae 




Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Harrogate, TN July 2009 – May 2013

Master of Science: Cell and Molecular Biology (Summa Cum Laude)

Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, TN June 2007 – July 2009


Bachelor of Science: Biology (major), Chemistry (minor)

Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, TN August 2003 – June 2007



Adult Reconstruction Fellowship August 2018 – July 2019

Hedley Orthopedic Institute. Phoenix, AZ


Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Internship

Genesys Regional Medical Center. Grand Blanc, MI July 2013 – June 2018




MAKO Robotic-assisted Partial Knee, Total Knee, Total Hip certified surgeon 2019

Oxford Partial Knee trained surgeon 2016

Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2018

Advanced Trauma Life Support 2013


Sigma Sigma Phi – Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity 2013 Awarded


Publications –

Head JM. Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures: Review of Current Treatment Options. Reconstructive Review. Volume 7, Number 4, 2017.

Head JM, Nelson R, Dyball ME, Lawrence BD. Native Patella Retention Versus Resurfacing in a Cohort of Staged Bilateral Total Knee Patients. Reconstructive Review. Volume 7, Number 3, September, 2017.

Head JM. Ethylene Glycol Ingestion Masked By Concomitant Ethanol Intoxication.

British Medical Journal – Case Reports (online). 2012.doi:10.1136/bcr.12.2011.5326

Master’s Thesis –

Head JM. “UV-Induced Apoptosis in Neuro-2a Cells Occurs in the Absence of Classic Nuclear Biochemical and Morphological Changes”. Middle Tennessee State University. 2009.

Presentations –

Cell Death Mechanisms and Cancer Therapy Conference 2010 San Diego, CA


Scholars Day 2009 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN


South Eastern Lipid Research Conference 2008 Pine Mountain, GA


Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery – Genesys Regional Medical Center  2017-2018

Clinical Faculty – Michigan State University Department of Osteopathic Surgical Subspecialties 2015 – Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Department of Anatomy, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN. 2010

Anatomy Lab Cadaver Prosector, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN. 2010 


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. 2008-2009

Student Mentor and Academic Tutor, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. 2007-2008

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