John C. Newell, MD

John C. Newell, MD



  • The University of the South -- Bachelor of Science
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Roanoke Memorial Hospital -- Internship
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook University Medical Center -- Residency

  • Medical Director - Appalachian Regional Health System Rehabilitation Services
  • Medical Director - Total Joint Committee 2010 - present
  • Chief of Surgery -- Watauga Medical Center 2010-2011
  • Watauga High School Team Physician 1994-present

Dr. Newell is a highly trained and experienced orthopedic surgeon. A native of Virginia, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of South, in Sewanee Tennessee. He Earned his Medical Degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson Mississippi. He completed his internship in General Surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia and his orthopedic surgery residency at State University of New York, Stony Brook University Medical Center in 1990. He practiced in Statesville, North Carolina until moving to Boone in 1994.

Dr. Newell has been the team physician for Watauga High School for the past 15 years. He enjoys an interest in the sports medicine, total joint replacement, pediatric and general orthopedics. You can count on Dr. Newell to provide highly professional care with a caring and compassionate approach. 


  • Specializes in surgery for arthritis of the hip and knee
  • Specializes in primary total knee replacement
  • Specializes in primary total hip replacement
  • Specializes in arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Specializes in treatment of fractures, carpal tunnel, elbow,wrist, and ankle injuries
  • Board Certified Surgeon

  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member of the Watauga County Medical Society


  • Named finalist 'Best of the Best' - Surgeon 2011 -- The Watauga Democrat
  • Education Partnership Award – Watauga Count Schools – 2007
  • Bill Ross Award – Watauga High School Athletic Department – 1997-1998


  • Medical Assistant – Reta Potter
  • Test/Surgery Scheduler – Sheila Vannoy
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Clinical Specialties

  • Hip & Knee