Dr. Fred Azar

Frederick M. Azar, MD is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine in Memphis. He is chief of staff at the Campbell Clinic, as well as a professor and director of the sports medicine fellowship program in the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. He served as director of that department’s residency program for 10 years. Dr. Azar is team physician for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and was selected as the 2012 team physician of the year by athletic trainers from all 30 NBA teams. He also serves as a team physician for the University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University and Christian Brothers High School.

Dr. Azar received his MD from Tulane University and served a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Tennessee followed by fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He was also an American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine traveling fellow.

Dr. Azar is active in other national and international groups and professional societies. He has written and edited numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and other publications. Dr. Azar serves on the Board of Directors of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Hospital.