November 27, 2023

Vanderbilt Health opens new orthopaedic-spine clinic for Bedford and Coffee counties

Julian Lugo-Pico

Vanderbilt Health recently opened a new orthopaedic spine clinic that will serve Bedford and Coffee County residents. The clinic will be led by spine surgeon, Julian Lugo-Pico, MD.

Lugo-Pico currently serves as an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His expertise encompasses orthopaedic, complex, outpatient, and minimally invasive spine surgery in addition to motion preservation surgery. In addition, Lugo-Pico is bilingual in English and Spanish, and he serves as a reviewer for several orthopaedic and spine surgery journals.

“Vanderbilt Health is committed to providing the residents of Coffee and Bedford County with exceptional patient care and advanced surgical techniques,” said Rich Ellis, president of Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. “Our goal is to bring world-class expertise and care closer to home.”

Lugo-Pico attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami and spine surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

“I look forward to joining the community and providing accessible, specialized, care to residents that need it,” said Lugo-Pico.

“We are pleased to be able to offer new services to the residents of Coffee and Bedford County as Dr. Lugo-Pico begins seeing patients,” said Travis Capers, president of Vanderbilt Regional Community Hospitals. “The addition of more specialized services in the region is a natural extension of Vanderbilt Health’s commitment to meet the health needs of our community.”

For more information about ortho-spine services or to schedule an appointment with Lugo-Pico call 931-393-7960 or visit