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Campbell Clinic announces appointment of new spine surgeon

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September 01, 2020
Memphis, Tenn., September 01, 2020 – Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, a leader in orthopaedic care for more than a century, today announced the appointment of Kirk Thompson, M.D. as the new spine surgeon at its Wolf River location.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kirk Thompson back to Campbell Clinic now that he has completed his fellowship,” said Frederick. Azar, M.D., chief of staff at Campbell Clinic. “We pride ourselves on recruiting the best physicians, those who are dedicated to providing the best innovative care for our patients.”

As a board eligible orthopaedic spine surgeon, Dr. Thompson has expertise in performing minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical disk replacement and lateral interbody fusion, as well as treating adult degenerative scoliosis, degenerative disk disease, bone health and a range of other patient problems. Dr. Thompson finished his residency at Campbell Clinic and completed his fellowship in spine surgery at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his residency, he served both as chief resident and orthopaedic surgery resident at the University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Thompson received his Doctor of Medicine from Southern Illinois University. 

Dr. Thompson is experienced in sports orthopaedics, covering the Memphis Redbirds AAA Minor League Baseball team and the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences high school football team. Throughout his professional career, he has been an active member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Tennessee Medical Association. 

“I am excited to return to the Campbell Clinic family,” Thompson said. “Memphis is home and it’s great to be back. I look forward to joining a great community of healthcare professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of our community.”

Dr. Thompson is currently accepting patients. Call 901-759-3111 to schedule an appointment.

About Campbell Clinic
As one of the world’s premier practicing and teaching orthopaedic centers since 1909, Campbell Clinic is dedicated to the advancement of orthopaedic techniques in order to better serve its patients. With five clinics located conveniently in the Mid-South, and Walk-In and After Hours urgent care clinics at its Germantown and Southaven locations, Campbell Clinic is committed to providing world-class care to patients throughout the region. Visit for more information.
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