Jose Luis Mejia, MD, FACS, has joined Premier Surgical Associates as a general surgeon in the group’s Tennova offices at North Knoxville Medical Center and Physicians Regional Medical Center. Premier Surgical, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the region’s largest general and vascular surgery group.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Mejia to our expert team of surgeons,” says Kevin Burris, CEO of Premier Surgical Associates. “His experience as a surgeon and educator is a wonderful addition to our practice.”
Dr. Mejia received his initial medical training at the prestigious Central University of Ecuador, and treated patients at one of the largest public hospitals in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He moved to the United States in 1999 and completed his residency in General Surgery at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. After completing his residency, Dr. Mejia worked at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Johnson City for eight years, serving as Clinical Associate Professor and Chief of Surgery.
Prior to joining Premier Surgical, Dr. Mejia has been on staff at Masssena Memorial Hospital in upstate New York, providing surgical and wound care to a variety of pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. Mejia’s special interests include breast cancer surgery and minimally invasive surgery procedures for benign and malignant problems of the abdomen. Dr. Mejia is proficient in both English and Spanish.
About Premier Surgical Associates
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Premier Surgical Associates has 27 surgeons who perform general, vascular, endovascular, vein, bariatric, breast, laparoscopic (minimally invasive) and oncologic procedures. Premier has offices in Knoxville, Crossville, Dandridge, Lenoir City, and Sevierville.