Premier Surgical Associates is proud to welcome general surgeon Joseph B. Thurman, M.D. to its surgical practice. He will be based at the group’s Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center office, located on Clinch Avenue near downtown Knoxville. Dr. Thurman will focus on acute care cases and laparoscopic surgery. 

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Thurman to our expert team of surgeons,” says Kevin Burris, CEO of Premier Surgical Associates. “His surgical skill and enthusiasm is a wonderful addition to our practice.”

Dr. Thurman earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He completed his General Surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he received extensive experience in emergency general surgery and advanced laparoscopy.

Dr. Thurman is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Southeastern Surgical Congress.


About Premier Surgical Associates

Premier Surgical Associates is the largest general and vascular surgery practice in the Knoxville, TN area. Premier’s 28 board-certified surgeons perform general, vascular, endovascular, vein, bariatric, breast, laparoscopic and oncologic procedures. Premier has offices in Knoxville, Alcoa, Harriman, Dandridge, Lenoir City, Morristown and Sevierville.