Premier Surgical Associates has named C. Stone Mitchell, MD, FACS, as Medical Director of the Knoxville-based surgical practice. Mitchell’s duties will include directing quality initiatives, supporting patient safety through analysis of quality data, ICD-10 implementation, strategic planning, and referring physician outreach.

Mitchell, a board-certified general surgeon, joined Premier Surgical in 1996. He practiced at the group’s Oak Ridge location until 2011. He currently heads up the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center on Papermill Drive.

“Dr. Mitchell’s depth of surgical knowledge and decades of clinical experience will be invaluable in his role as Medical Director of Premier Surgical,” explains Premier Surgical Associates CEO Kevin Burris. “He is well respected in the physician community. We’re excited to have Dr. Mitchell in this role.”

Premier Surgical Associates is the largest surgical group in the Knoxville, area. Premier has 26 surgeons who perform general, vascular, endovascular, vein, bariatric, breast, and oncologic procedures at offices in Knoxville, Clinton, Dandridge, Lenoir City, and Sevierville.