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Orthopaedics - Pediatric Charles Gomez, MD
  • Gender Male

About / Overview

Charles Gomez, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon joining the Erlanger team after 4 years of practice in Macon, GA, at the Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital.

Dr. Gomez has a unique history with Erlanger, beginning nearly 20 years ago. After becoming an EMT-IV, he began working in the  emergency room at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger as a patient care tech. It was there that he realized the importance of patient, family-centered care and developed a passion for orthopaedic conditions in children. After completing his Biology degree from UTC, he attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in Southern California, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the prestigious Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Gomez is thrilled to return to Chattanooga and work once again at Erlanger. "I could not be more excited to give back to the institution that has given me so much in my life. This is where I met my beautiful wife, English, who is a pediatric ER nurse, and where I realized that making a difference in a family's life doesn't require degrees or titles; it simply requires empathy, compassion, and dedication to the needs of others. It will be my greatest honor to return to Erlanger and work with such an excellent team and to join this phenomenal group of orthopedic surgeons".

Additionally, Dr. Gomez enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, participating in sports and outdoor activities, riding dirt bikes, and working around the farm.

Education / Credentials

  • MD University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis
  • Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Fellowship - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center