Trained in all aspects of orthopedic surgery, Dr. Hartzell specializes in sports medicine, and surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. The holder of an M.D. degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic surgery sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, where he worked under the direction of Dr. James Andrews, a physician widely considered one of the foremost surgeons in the United States for knee, elbow and shoulder injuries. During his fellowship, Hartzell served as the team physician for West Alabama University and Mountain Brook High School. He also assisted with sports medicine at the University of Alabama and participated in spring training activities with the Tampa Bay Rays. Hartzell also served on the physician team caring for the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox as well as the team physician for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, a minor league affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Dr. Hartzell currently serves as a team physician for Arkansas State University athletics. Dr. Hartzell earned a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. , and studied graduate level aeronautical engineering at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., as well as graduate level biology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis before entering medical school. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Education and Certifications
DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., Bachelor of Arts Indiana University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine University of Florida Dept. of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Gainesville, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency American Sports Medicine Institute, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
Specialties and Professional Affiliations
Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow
Jeff Hartzell, MD is currently a member of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, an affiliate of American Medical Center.