Physicians banner - Close-up of doctor wearing white lab coat and stethoscope Tier 1 Institute orthopedics logo

(931) 526-9518

Tier 1 Institute Orthopedic Physician Dr. John M. Turnbull

Dr. John M. Turnbull


Dr. John M. Turnbull

Dr. John M. Turnbull is a native of Livingston, Tennessee. He returned home after extensive training to provide the residents of the Upper Cumberland with specialized orthopedic care.

Dr. Turnbull graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University, earning a degree in chemistry. As a varsity baseball player at Vanderbilt University, he was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and served as team cocaptain his senior season. He then attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

While at Wake Forest, Dr. Turnbull was honored with the Resident Training Award and also served as team physician for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team.

Dr. Turnbull's special interests in his general orthopedic practice include arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, as well as hip and knee reconstruction. His interests also include treating sports-related injuries. Whether you are the high-level collegiate athlete or the 50-year-old weekend warrior, Dr. Turnbull will help you get back in the game.

Dr. Turnbull is a member of the medical staff at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, where he served as chief of the surgery department in 2010. He also maintains privileges at Livingston Regional Hospital at White County Hospital.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Turnbull enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys woodworking, golfing, running and fly fishing.