James H. Beaty, M.D.
Professor UT Campbell Clinic
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
“It is my great privilege to serve as the Medical Honoree this year,” said Dr. Jim Beaty. “The Arthritis Foundation is committed to great research and clinical advances that can find cures for all arthritis and improve the quality of life for millions of people.”
Dr. Beaty’s lifelong interest in Pediatric Orthopaedics and the many children and adolescents with arthritis come together with the mission of the Arthritis Foundation. “I am truly honored,” he said.
Dr. Beaty served as Chief of Staff at the Campbell Clinic from 2001 to 2010 and is currently Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Tennessee–Campbell Clinic, in Memphis, Tennessee.
A Georgia native, a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in Memphis, did his Residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedics and his Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at the Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, DE.
Active in numerous professional organizations, Dr. Beaty has served as the President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, the AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. Beaty has edited eight textbooks, authored 60 book chapters, and published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has given many scientific presentations and held visiting professorships both nationally and internationally.
The recipient of a number of honors and awards, Dr. Beaty was selected to complete the American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellowship in 1984 and the American Orthopaedic Association’s prestigious American-British-Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship in 1991. Additional honors include the POSNA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2012 and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award, Centennial Year 2011.
His family includes his wife, Terry (an R.N.), son, Eric, an Executive at Financial Federal, and daughter, Meredith, oncology nurse at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.