Kurt Spindler, MD
Dr. Kurt Spindler completed medical school and an orthopaedic residency, including one year of basic research training, at the University of Pennsylvania.
then completed a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
He is currently Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical School, Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Center and the Orthopaedic Patient Care Center, and serves as Head Team Physician for Vanderbilt University's NCAA Division I varsity athletes.
clinical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of all sports medicine injuries, especially arthroscopic knee and shoulder reconstruction.
active basic science research focuses on the difference between extra-articular (Medial Collateral Ligament) and intra-articular (ACL) ligament healing and the role of regenerative medicine to modulate repair.
His practice and clinical research includes prospective long-term follow-up of ACL reconstructions, he initiated the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) in 2001, and he is the Principal Investigator for this NIH-funded multicenter study.