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Channappa Chandra, MD

Dr. Channappa Chandra spent his early adult years in his native India. Having served the greater Chattanooga community for the past 30 years, Dr. Chandra is a well known and beloved member of the medical community, and highly respected for his many years of orthopedic service as a general orthopedist, and joint replacement specialist. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga.

Despite his many years of service, many of the residents he teaches, as well as his junior partners, have a hard time keeping up with his seemingly endless energy and exceptional work ethic. He is described as one of the most capable and experienced surgeons in our entire region. Dr. Chandra has also travelled and been invited for various visiting professorships across the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, India, and the United Kingdom.


Medical School

Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India
MD, 1958-1965

Internship & Residency

Krishnarajendra & Chelwamba Hospital, Mysore, India
Rotating Internship, 1965-1966

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, Pondicherry, South India
Senior House Surgeon and Registrar Surgeon, 1966-1968

Ennis County Hospital, Clare, Ireland
Senior House Surgeon, 1968-1969

University of Galway Regional Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Registrar and Tutor in Orthopedics, 1969-1970

Ennis County Hospital, Clare, Ireland
Surgical Registrar, 1970-1975

Our Lady's Hospital, Cashel County, Tipperary, Ireland
Senior County Surgeon, 1975-1976

County Hospital, Kilnenny, Ireland
County Surgeon, 1976-1977

Park Ridge Hospital, Rochester, New York
House Physician, 1977-1978

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Surgical Resident, 1978-1979

University of Tennessee--Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
Orthopedic Surgery 1979-1983

Hospital Affiliations

Erlanger Medical Center
Parkridge Health Systems
Memorial Health Systems