Ross Whitacre, MD

Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Office Address
Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
2201 Children's Way
Room / Suite
1318
Nashville
Tennessee
37212
Phone
615-322-0738
Fax
615-322-7454

 

Dr. Whitacre is an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his residency training at the University of Michigan, serving as chief resident in his final year. He then practiced for 12+ years in a large, independent orthopedic practice, where he sat on the Executive Council, and was the Medical Director for the area’s busiest outpatient ambulatory surgery center. Since coming to Vanderbilt in late 2018, Dr. Whitacre has served as the outpatient medical director, been the subject matter expert for the initiation of a low back pain care pathway across the Vanderbilt Allied Health Network, and become involved in teaching on the local and national levels. Dr. Whitacre’s clinical interests center predominantly around non-operative spine care including utilization of tailored injection therapies to augment movement-based treatments. More broadly, his medical interests include expanding best practices for individual patients into a reproducible experience across populations.

Dr. Whitacre’s clinical interests center predominantly around non-operative spine care including utilization of tailored injection therapies to augment movement based treatments.  More broadly, his medical interests include expanding best practices for individual patients into a reproducible experience across populations.

 

Board Certification:

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009

 

Education:

 

Chief Resident, University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine

                    and Rehabilitation, Ann Arbor, MI

2004-2007   Resident, University of Michigan Hospital System, Department of Physical

                    Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ann Arbor, MI

Surgical Intern, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Department of General

                    Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI

1999-2003   Doctor of Medicine

                    West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

1995-1999  Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude  West Virginia Wesleyan  

                   College, Buckhannon, WV

 

 

Prior experience:

 

2007-2018  Partner/Executive Council TriState Orthopaedics, Evansville, IN

           

2015-2018  Medical Director St. Vincent’s Evansville Surgicare Crosspointe

        Outpatient Surgery center