Premier Surgical Associates of  Knoxville, TN, is glad to welcome another member to our team – Dr. Ana K. Wilson. Dr. Wilson is a new Surgical Oncologist with Premier Surgical at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville, TN.

Let’s get to know her more in this interview.

How did you get into Medicine?
“I’ve always been fascinated by Medicine and how the body works. So, growing up and thinking about what I’d like to do, the idea of helping people and doing what I’m interested in seems like a perfect career for me!”

What school did you go to?
“I went to a medical school in Fort Worth, Texas. I did a research year at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore while completing my 6-year residency at Sinai Hospital. I then did my fellowship for Complex General and Surgical Oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California.”

What are your special surgical areas of interest?
“My areas of interest are breast, endocrine, and skin cancers. I initially wanted to go into surgical oncology because it was so diverse, and I really enjoyed the idea of having a long-term relationship with my patients. During my training in California at this institute who is known for their melanoma and breast research, I didn’t see myself focusing on those areas, but the more I learned about it, the more interested I was. And I really felt like I got expert training in these fields.”

What’s your personal philosophy when it comes to patient care?
“The big thing for me is shared decision-making. Patient autonomy is really important to me and making the decision in a shared way with the patient.”

What do you want your patients to know about you?
“I’m on their side and we’ll work together as a team. A lot of cancer treatments especially for breast cancer can be personalized and we can find the best treatment that works specifically for them.”

Why Premier?
“I want to come back to an area close to my family and friends. Plus, Premier Surgical was really appealing. What they were looking for were exactly the types of cancers that I wanted to treat. It worked out perfectly!”

When you’re not in the hospital, what do you love to do?
“I have two kids and we just got a Golden Retriever puppy so that’s one and we do a lot of hiking and spending time outdoors.”

Get to know more about Dr. Ana Wilson by visiting her webpage. To request an appointment with Dr. Wilson, please call (865) 524-3695 or visit this link.