Medical Team

Tennyson W. Lee, M.D.

Back and Spine | Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Lee was born in San Francisco, California.  He is an interventional spine physician that specializes in neck pain, back pain, and pinched nerve pain.  Dr. Lee moderated 15 symposiums on SI joint dysfunction and craniofacial pain as it relates to back and neck pain. He also taught medical students in a Clinical Spine and Sports Rotation for 5 years. He prides himself on being the “most gentle spine injectionist” as well as “most likely to get you feeling better”.

Dr. Lee and his wife, Christine, moved from Indianapolis, IN, to Southern Illinois to join The Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois Spine Center of Excellence.


  • Spine Injections and Spine Stimulator Trials
  • EMG’s (Electrical test study for carpal tunnel, peripheral neuropathy, and pinched nerves)
  • Neck/Low Back Pain/Mid Back Pain
  • Shoulder, Knee, SI Joint, Rib subluxation, Craniofacial pain

Practice Locations

Where Dr. Lee practices

  • OISI – Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL

  • OISI – Pinckneyville Community Hospital

    Pinckneyville, IL

  • Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center (SIOC)

    Herrin, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.