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Alan J. Aiken, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery


Dr. Alan Aiken returns to practice in his hometown of Johnson City, TN.  He graduated from Science Hill High School as an Academic All-American wrestler with hopes to pursue a career in orthopaedics like his father.  In 2007, he received his undergraduate degree in sports medicine from Samford University in Birmingham, AL.  He spent the following three years working with Ski Patrol as an EMT at Keystone Mountain in Colorado and Mount Hotham in Australia.  He then attended DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University, graduating in the Class of 2014.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at East Tennessee State University, followed by a sports medicine fellowship in Jackson, MS, adding to his skills and expertise in this area. 

Dr. Aiken’s advanced training in sports medicine allows him to perform arthroscopic procedures of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He also performs general orthopaedic procedures of all extremities as well as total joint replacements of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He enjoys taking care of patients of all ages.

Growing up in East Tennessee, Dr. Aiken has a love for being outdoors. He prefers to spend his free time on a lake or ski slope and stays active by doing Crossfit and mountain biking. Dr. Aiken’s interest in global health has taken him overseas on mission trips to Haiti and Trinidad, as well as doing orthopaedic work in Mongolia. Dr. Aiken and his wife, Chelsea, have a son, Hudson, and a cocker spaniel named Gator. They have happily planted roots in East Tennessee and are thankful to call this area home.