Charles Barnes, M.D.

Charles Barnes, M.D.


Hand, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Wrist

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A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Curt Barnes graduated from Furman University in 1986. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1990. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1995. That same year, he traveled to Sydney, Australia, for fellowship training in shoulder surgery, followed by a fellowship in knee surgery in Heidelberg, Australia, the following year. He joined Appalachian Orthopedics in August 1996.

Dr. Barnes' surgical practice focuses on shoulder and knee surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement surgery, fracture care, and general orthopaedic care. He has extensive experience in both arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery, as well as non-operative orthopaedic care and rehabilitation.

Dr. Barnes is a clinical associate professor in the department of surgery at East Tennessee State University and an orthopedic surgery consultant at the VA Hospital in Johnson City. He serves as team doctor for Elizabethton High School. He and his family have traveled to Africa for orthopedic mission work.

Dr. Barnes is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Barnes and his wife, Beth, reside in Johnson City with their three children.

Available to see patients at our Johnson City location, Dr. Barnes is dedicated to providing high-quality patient care.

Medical School

  • University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL


  • Orthopedic Surgery, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC


  • Shoulder Surgery, Western Sydney Orthopaedic Associates, Sydney, Australia
  • Knee Surgery, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Australia

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Clinical Associate Professor – Department of Surgery, East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery Consultant – VA Hospital, Johnson City, TN
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
  • Washington-Unicoi-Johnson County Medical Alliance

Team Affiliation

  • Team Doctor – Elizabethton High School
“Dr. Barnes was very interested and cared about what I wanted to say about my injury. He was very patient and kind. That means a lot to someone in pain. He knew what needed to be done and was very knowledgeable about my condition. Thank you, Dr. Barnes, for having concern and caring about your patients.”
– Karen B.
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