Joshua N. Tennant, MD MPH

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Josh Tennant concentrates his practice on orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at UNC Healthcare.  He also practices general orthopaedics, particularly related to orthopaedic trauma.
He is interested in both established and novel approaches to treating foot and ankle problems including non-surgical, minimally invasive, arthroscopic, and open techniques.

Practice Emphasis:  Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Medical School:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency:  UNC Hospitals - Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship:  Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Board Certification:  American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified

Questions, Contact, and Scheduling

New patient visits: call UNC Orthopaedics Scheduling at 919.962.6637 between 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.
Dr. Tennant's Nurse (Erika) phone: 919-843-1000
For established patients (who have already seen Dr. Tennant), please use My UNC Chart.
For surgery scheduling (for established patients):  call Greg at 984-974-5716.

Clinic Location

UNC Orthopaedic Clinic at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC)

Address:  102 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7745
Phone: 984-974-5700

2nd Floor
Proximity to UNC Hospitals Main Campus
Parking: gated/metered lot surrounding the building
Local dining: Courtyard Cafe directly adjacent to the building

Special Procedures: 

  • Bunion and hammertoe correction
  • Total ankle arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopically assisted ankle and hindfoot fusion
  • Deformity correction and limb salvage
  • Open and minimally invasive approaches fracture fixation
  • Arthroscopy, endoscopy, and tendoscopy of the ankle, hindfoot, and forefoot for evaluation and treatment of intra-articular and soft tissue pathology
  • Percutaneous Achilles tendon repair
  • Current approaches to soft tissue problems, including diabetes

Research Interests: 

  • Healthcare outcomes reporting
  • Cost effectiveness and value analysis
  • Information technology
  • Trauma
  • Ankle and foot arthritis
  • Bunion and hammertoe correction
  • Techniques in arthroscopy and endoscopy


Published research: Pubmed

Disclosures: AAOS Disclosures website

Dr. Tennant's Curriculum Vitae