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About Premier Surgical Associates

Skyline of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

Our physician-owned practice is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the southeastern U.S. in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. We are the largest surgical group in the Knoxville region, providing comprehensive surgical care, with referrals from the entire East Tennessee region. Our practice also employs the largest group of vascular-trained surgeons in East Tennessee, providing our patients the most options for exceptional surgical care.

About East Tennessee

Knoxville is frequently cited in national surveys as a quality place to live. It is home to the University of Tennessee, which provides an array of educational and cultural opportunities. Affordable housing, health care costs below the national average and a pleasant climate with nearby lakes and mountains make it an attractive place to settle. Knoxville also offers Division One athletics, minor league baseball and top-flight golf courses and large retail and outlet malls. Tennessee has no state income tax.


Company benefits include, 401(k) plan, malpractice insurance, CME, vacation, and health insurance and relocation.

We are happy to answer your questions about the possibility of your becoming a member of our surgical group!  Please email your CV to

Surgical Oncologist Dr. Greg Midis explains why he enjoys practicing at Premier Surgical Associates.

Vascular Surgeon Dr. Deanna Nelson discusses what makes Premier Surgical special.


General Surgeon Dr. Joseph Thurman talks about why he chose Premier Surgical.