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 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.

Dr. Schoettle has been listed as one of Nashville's Top Doctors in Nashville Lifestyle Magazine annually since 2008, as well as receiving Ten Top Specialist since 2014 and Patient's Choice Awards and Compassionate Doctor Awards since 2011 from Vitals.com. He has earned Castle Connolly's Top Regional Doctor Award every year since 2008.

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.

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

Sel[MSF]ected Nashville's Top 100 Doctors, NASHVILLE
MAGAZINE, 2006, 2008, 2010.
Sel[MSF]ected America's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research
Council of America, 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2010.
Sel[MSF]ected Caste-Connelly Peer Sel[MSF]ected America's Top
Surgeons 2006-2011.
Sel[MSF]ected Patients Choice Award for Most Compassionate
Doctors 2011
Tennessee's Favorite Doctors 2001