Paul Grutter, M.D. Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name: Paul William Grutter

Work Address: Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

270 East Main Street, Suite 300

Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone: (615)675-2000

Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Certified 7/28/2006 – 12/31/2026

Subspecialty Certification Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Certified 11/9/2007 – 12/31/2026

Professional Work History

2009-Present Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sumner Regional Medical Center

555 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066

2008-2009 Assistant Team Physician - Baltimore Orioles

Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD 21201

2008-2009 Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery / Shoulder Fellow

Division of Sports Medicine

Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

10753 Falls Road, Suite 215, Lutherville, MD 21093

2007-2008 Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon

48th Combat Support Hospital

Forward Operating Base - Salerno, Afghanistan

2004-2008 Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

Major, USAF, MC

1st Medical Group (ACC) SGOSO

Langley AFB, VA 23665-2080


2008 – 2009: Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

1999 – 2004:Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center

Detroit, Michigan

1995 – 1999: Medical Degree

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

Columbia, Missouri

1991 – 1995: Bachelor of Science

Truman State University,

Kirksville, Missouri

Major: Chemistry, Minor: Biology

Graduated cum laude

Professional Affiliations

2018 to Present: American Shoulder and Elbow Society

1999 to Present: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1999 to Present: Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons

2008 to Present: American College of Sports Medicine

1996 to Present: American Medical Association

1991 to Present: Alpha Chi Sigma

Professional Training

2007 ACI certification Genzyme Biosurgery

2007 Advanced Cardiac Life Support

2006 Basic Life Support

2004 Advance Trauma Life Support

2001 Microsurgery Certification


Grutter PW, McFarland EG, Zikria BA, Dai Z, Petersen SA. Techniques for suture

anchor removal in shoulder surgery. Am J Sports Med, 2010;38:1706-10.


Johansen JA, Grutter PW, McFarland EG, Petersen SA. Acromioclavicular injuries:

indications for treatment and treatment options. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2011;20,S70-



Petre BM, MD, Grutter PW, Rose DM, Belkof SM, McFarland EG, MD; Petersen SA.

Triceps Tendons: A Biomechanical Comparison of Intact and Repaired Strength

J Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2011;20:213-218.


Grutter PW, Petersen SA. Anatomic Acromioclavicular Ligament Reconstruction: A

Biomechanical Comparison of Reconstructive Techniques of the Acromioclavicular Joint.

Am J Sports Med. 2005;33:1723-8


Grutter PW, Markel DC. Tips of the Trade: Simple Techniques for Passing Suture

Through Bone. Am J Orthop 2005;34:47-48


Grutter PW, DeSilva GL, Meehan RE, DeSilva SP. The Accuracy of Distal Posterior

Interosseous and Anterior Interosseous Nerve Injection. J Hand Surg 2004;29A:865-870



2009: Johns Hopkins Grand Rounds: Combat Orthopaedics. Podium presentation.

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD. January 15, 2009

2004: Anatomic Acromioclavicular Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Comparison of Reconstructive Techniques of the Acromioclavicular Joint. Podium presentation. Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Troy, MI. May 10, 2004.

2002: The Accuracy of Distal Posterior Interosseous and Anterior Interosseous Nerve Injection. A tool for pre-operative outcome assessment for wrist denervation. Podium presentation. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual meeting, Kaui, Hawaii. January 8-11, 2003.

2002: Wolter Plate Fixation of Acromioclavicular Separations and Distal Clavicle Fractures.Podium presentation , Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, December 9-14, San Diego, California. Poster presentation, 9th ICSS, May 2-5, 2004, Washington, DC


Honors and Recognition


2008 Army Commendation Medal recipient for meritorious achievement and meritorious service during Operation Enduring Freedom Jan 3, 2008 to May 17, 2008 Forward Operating Base – Salerno, Afghanistan.

2008 Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement and meritorious service to the United States Air Force. 29 September 2004 – 15 July 2008.

2004: Research Award recipient. Wayne State University Annual Research Day, June 9, 2004

2003: Resident/Fellows Award recipient; American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Kaui, Hawai, January 8-11, 2003


2008 NATO Medal for service in relation to ISAF Operation

2008 US Air Force Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star in recognition of service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

2008 US Army Combat Action Badge in recognition of Soldiers personally engaged by the enemy.

2008 Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

2008 National Defense Service Medal

2007 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

1995 Honor Flight: USAF Officer Training School


1994: NCAA Division II All-American Linebacker (CM-Frank)

1994: Team Captain Truman State University Football

1994: 1st Team Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association All-Conference Linebacker

1994: TSU Athletic Leadership Award

1994: TSU Linebacker of the Year

1993: TSU Special Teams Player of the Year
1992 – 1994: MIAA Conference All-Academic Football Team