Jonathan P. Cornelius, MD


“Dr. Cornelius is an excellent surgeon and person-he truly cares about his patients and will go above and beyond to take care of them” -K.C.

Dr. Jon Cornelius started his practice after completing his fellowship in joint replacement and sports medicine in 2009.  He joined Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2013 which is now Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics.  He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Dr. Cornelius then completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Michigan State University.  He went to University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for his fellowship.


Dr. Cornelius was the first surgeon in Tennessee to adopt robotic joint replacement of the knee and hip starting in 2011.  He continues to bring this cutting edge technology to his patients.  In addition to joint replacement of the knee, hip and shoulder, he also treats a variety of sports medicine and trauma conditions.  He is a team sports medicine physician for Wilson County Schools.  He serves on the Board of Directors of Tennova Hospital and is the current President of Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics.

When not at work, Dr. Cornelius enjoys spending time at the lake and travelling with his wife, Kate, and their two sons and one daughter.

Dr. Cornelius’ CV

Dr. Cornelius’ Specialties Include:
  • Sports Medicine Disorders
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Shoulder, Hip, Knee & Minimally Invasive Joint Replacements
  • MAKOplasty Robotic Joint Replacement


In the Press: Nashville Lifestyle

Appt Button Final

Featured Videos


Patient Testimonial 2017-08-26 Definitely 5 stars

Patient Testimonial 2016-10-05  Great surgeon. Minimal discomfort. Took great care of me following surgery 

Patient Testimonial 2016-09-19 I love Dr. Cornelius. His bedside manner and consideration for his patients are superb.

Patient Testimonial 2016-09-16 Great doctor great staff

Patient Testimonial 2016-09-16 I love Dr. Cornelius. His bedside manner and consideration for his patients are superb.

Patient Testimonial 2016-06-17 The best doctor we have ever had. He goes above & beyond for his patients…

Patient Testimonial 2016-04-18 I appreciate his hard work and for helping me as much as he has.

Patient Testimonial 2016-04-18 Great Doctor – five stars!

Patient Testimonial 2016-04-18 Dr. Cornelius is the best doctor. He is super nice & understands the needs of a working man/woman. Wouldn’t go to anyone else!! ????