Burton F. Elrod, M.D.

Sports Medicine & Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow located in Nashville, Franklin, & Brentwood, TN

About Dr. Elrod


Burton Elrod, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics, serving patients at the Midtown and Green Hills locations in Nashville and Cool Springs office in Franklin, Tennessee. He is experienced in performing arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and elbow.

A native of Centerville, Tennessee, Dr. Elrod attended Lipscomb University for his undergraduate degree and received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. After completing his orthopedic residency at the University of Tennessee,

Dr. Elrod continued his post-graduate studies in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation. Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Elrod holds memberships in numerous professional societies, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Elrod’s specialties include sports-related injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Dr. Elrod has been an NFL physician for 19 years and is a team physician for Lipscomb University. He has authored many scientific articles and book chapters. In addition, he has served as a master clinical instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Elrod has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor from 2014-2020. During his spare time, Dr. Elrod enjoys running, racquetball, driving race cars, snow skiing, scuba diving, diving with sharks, listening to music, and spending time with his family.



Burton F. Elrod, M.D.




Originally from Lexington, KY, Stephen Hasselbring, a Physician Assistant (PA-C), received his Master of Science in Medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University. Prior to completing his graduate studies, Stephen attended Lipscomb University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Exercise Science/Athletic Training. Stephen works primarily with Dr. Burton F. Elrod, specializing in the Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow. In his free time, Stephen enjoys Golf, woodworking, being outside, sports, and spending time with his two young children.




Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Alex Logan, a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), received his Masters of Science in Nursing from Belmont University. Prior to this, Alex worked as a Registered Nurse in the operating room alongside Dr. Elrod and several other of our physicians for 5 years. Alex works primarily with Dr. Burton F. Elrod, specializing in the Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow. In his free time, Alex enjoys running, hiking, watching competitive sports, and going outdoors with his wife and son. When he can get away, he loves to surf.