Premier Surgical Associates has named Jay Rom, MBA, CPA, as Chief Executive Officer. Rom has more than three decades of experience as a healthcare executive serving in CFO, COO, and CEO roles for a variety of primary care, cardiology, radiology and urology physician groups, as well as surgery centers, and hospital systems.

Rom has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wright State and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University

“I’m excited to join such an outstanding organization,” says Rom. “Premier Surgical has built a sterling reputation over the decades and I am impressed with the commitment to quality and excellent patient care that is demonstrated by the surgeons, the executive team, and the employees.”

Rom replaces Kevin Burris, who is retiring after serving as Premier Surgical’s CEO for more than 28 years.

About Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical Associates is East Tennessee’s largest private vascular surgery and general surgery practice with offices in Knoxville, Cleveland, and Johnson City, TN.  Premier also has satellite vascular clinics in seven outlying counties. For more information about Premier Surgical, please visit