Timothy P. Schoettle, MD

Dr. Schoettle is a native of West Memphis, Arkansas. He is married and the father of two. Dr. Schoettle received his bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Vanderbilt University. In 1978, he received his medical degree from Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt Hospital. Dr. Schoettle is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has continuously practiced neurosurgery with the Howell Allen Clinic since 1985. Over that time, he has been recognized with many awards from his peers and from his patients. 

Dr. Schoettle has been listed as one of Nashville's Top 100 Doctors in Nashville Magazine, every year since 2006. Since 2004, he has been selected as one of America's Top Surgeons by Consumer's research Council of America every year. He has also earned the peer-selected recongition of America's Top Surgeons through Castle Connolly, every year since 2006. Dr. Schoettle recieved the Vitals' Patient's Choice Doctor Award, as well as the Most Compassionate Doctor Award, from 2012 to 2018. 

He is Past President of the Tennessee Neurosurgical Society and Past President of the Vanderbilt Meacham NIS Society.

He has been a board member of many of Nashville's boards of directors, including: Nashville Public Radio (WPLN), The Nashville Symphony, The Nashville Ballet, Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Center, and Vanderbilt Canby Robinson Society.

Dr. Schoettle has been published in the following works: 

  • "MRI Case of the Month - Subacute Subdural Hematoma," Journal of the Tennessee Medical Assocation, Vol. 81, No. 7, July 1988
  • "MRI Case of the Month - Spinal Cord Syrinx," Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, Vol. 80, No. 2, 1986
  • Neurological Surgery of Vanderbilt University: 1873 to Present, Kelly Schoettle, et al, Nuerosurgery, Vol. 83, No. 1, July 2018
Medical School

Vanderbilt Medical School, Nashville, Tenn. (1978)


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, General Surgery, Vanderbilt, Tenn. (1979 - 1980)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Neurosurgery, Nashville, Tenn. (1980 - 1985)


Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgeons (1989)
Tennessee State Medical License (1982)

Awards and Honors

Recognized as Nashville's Top 100 Doctors, NASHVILLE
MAGAZINE, 2006 - 2018
Recognized as America's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research
Council of America, 2004 - 2018
Chosen by peers as Castle Connelly America's Top
Surgeons, 2006 - 2018
Awarded as Vital's Patient's Choice Doctor Award and the Most Compassionate Award, 2012 - 2018