OrthoTennessee names Pete Pearson as chief executive officer

May 22, 2023

OrthoTennessee, East Tennessee’s largest provider of orthopaedic care and services, has selected Pierce D. “Pete” Pearson, as chief executive officer.

Pete Pearson, CEO of OrthoTennessee

OrthoTennessee provides a single point of access for all orthopaedic care including physician visits and assessment, treatment and surgical options, imaging, physical therapy and more at multiple regional offices, including Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, University Orthopaedic Surgeons, OrthoTennessee Maryville and OrthoTennessee Oak Ridge. OrthoTennessee physicians are the majority owners and manage two orthopaedic-only surgery centers: KOSC and UOSC.

“Pete was unanimously chosen by the OrthoTennessee board of directors based on his extensive and proven leadership experience and invaluable institutional knowledge,” said Dr. John J. Crawford, chair of the OrthoTennessee board of directors. “I send a hearty congratulations to Pete as he positions our strong organization for the future. I also want to thank Dr. Robert Ivy for investing so much in leading the thorough CEO search.”

Pearson joined OrthoTennessee as chief operating officer in 2017 and added the role of chief financial officer in 2022. Prior to joining OrthoTennessee, Pete served as consulting principal at Pershing Yoakley & Associates P.C. He also served as an officer in the United States Army.

“I am appreciative for the opportunity to serve OrthoTennessee and the East Tennessee region as CEO,” Pearson said. “With multiple orthopaedic clinics and therapy locations, dozens of dedicated orthopaedic surgeons and more than 900 team members who manage 400,000 annual patient visits, OrthoTennessee is dedicated and prepared to serve our communities through quality orthopaedic care. My commitment is to create a culture where patients and our team members thrive.”

Pearson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mercer University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Tennessee. He is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA).

He is involved in the community as a member of the Pellissippi State Community College Administrative Professional Technology Advisory Board, member of the MBA program advisory board for the UT Haslam College of Business and a tnAchieves mentor.

For more information, visit orthotn.com.

About OrthoTennessee
OrthoTennessee is the region’s largest provider of orthopaedic care and services with more 400,000 patient visits annually at 12 East Tennessee locations. As a network of convenient and accessible locations that provide exceptional orthopaedic care across the region, OrthoTennessee comprises four clinics: Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, OrthoTennessee Maryville, OrthoTennessee Oak Ridge and University Orthopaedic Surgeons; two ambulatory surgery centers: Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center and University Orthopaedic Surgery Center; and additional services including injury clinics, MRI, orthotics and bracing, physical therapy and sports medicine. OrthoTennessee’s more than 150 orthopaedic experts, supported by over 900 team members, provide a superior quality of diagnostic proficiency; when needed, an unmatched level of surgical expertise; and patient-centered approach to deliver unparalleled personalized treatment. OrthoTennessee earned a “Top Workplace” ranking from Knoxville News Sentinel in 2021 and 2022 based on employee surveys measuring company culture. For more information, visit www.orthotn.com.