Charles W. Sienknecht, M.D.
Dr. Charles W. Sienknecht has practiced in Chattanooga since 1975 and is proud to be a fifth generation Tennessee physician. His great-great grandfather emigrated from Denmark in 1849 and practiced in Wartburg in Morgan County, Tennessee. Dr. Sienknecht’s parents were both physicians in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Sienknecht received his medical degree from the University of Memphis and he completed his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, his internal medicine residence at UT Memphis and his rheumatology fellowships at UT Memphis and the University of Toronto, Canada. He was a Major in the U.S. Army and served as a battalion surgeon with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.
Dr. Sienknecht has served as Past-President of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and presently serves on the board of the Tennessee Justice Center whose mission is to gain access to medical care for disadvantaged Tennesseans and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. He is board certified in rheumatology and is a Fellow in the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians as well as a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Tennessee Rheumatology Society and United Rheumatology. Dr. Sienknecht has three children, enjoys writing and is married to a local playwright, Sharon Louise Bandy.