Afshin A. Skibba

Afshin Andrew Skibba, MD, RPVI

Education & Certifications
  • BS: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • MD: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
  • Internship: General Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency: General Surgery, East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, TN
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Board Certified: General Surgery & Vascular Surgery
  • Joined Premier Surgical: 2018


Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Access, Varicose Veins

Office Locations

Premier Surgical Papermill Drive
6408 Papermill Drive, Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37919

705 McFarland Street
Morristown, TN 37814


From Dr. Skibba

“I treat every patient as though they are a close friend or family member.  I enjoy forming relationships with my patients, and helping them manage their vascular disease long-term.”


Knoxville Academy of Medicine Doc Talk with Dr. Afshin Skibba: What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

A new life-saving procedure is protecting patients from stroke and heart attack during Carotid Surgery. Vascular Surgeon Dr. Ashin Andrew Skibba explains the TCAR process to Kelly Parker on WATE  TV-6.

Dr. Skibba explains the symptoms, risk factors and treatments for Vascular Disease on WATE’s East TN Living program.


Dr. Skibba Discusses Varicose Veins on WATE’s East TN Living Show


Dr. Skibba’s talks PAD with the Swain Event guys during PAD Awareness Month


Meet Dr. Skibba!

Why see a vascular surgeon? Dr. Skibba explains.

Clinical Research:
  • Skibba AA, Evans JR, Hopkins SP, Yoon HR, Katras T, Kalbfleisch JH, Rush DS. Reconsidering gender relative to risk of rupture in the contemporary management of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2015 Dec;62(6):1429-36. PubMed PMID: 26409846.
  • Skibba AA, Evans JR, Greenfield DT, Yoon HR, Katras T, Ouriel K, Rush DS. Management of late main-body aortic endograft component uncoupling and type IIIa endoleak encountered with the Endologix Powerlink and AFX platforms. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2015 Oct;62(4):868-75. PMID: 26141699.
  • Skibba AA, West MR, Evans JR, Hopkins SP, Maltais S, Rush DS. Aspergillus thromboembolism from a mycotic ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases. 2015 Jun; 1(2): 94–96.
  • Testerman GM, Anderson DR, Beatty JS, Skibba AA, Al-Balbissi LA, O’Neal JW, Barcel A, Heim TR. All-terrain Vehicle Accident Trends at a Tennessee Trauma Center in 2014. The American Surgeon. 2015 Mar;81(3):128-9. PMID: 25760191.
  • Zehetner J, Ravari F, Ayazi S, Skibba A, Darehzereshki A, Pelipad D, Mason RJ, Katkhouda N, Lipham JC. Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach for the Treatment of Gastroparesis. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013 Jan; 27(1): 61-66. PMID: 22752276.
  • Zimmerman MA, Kelly MA, Campsen J, Mandell MS, Wachs M, Bak T, Skibba A, Lancaster B, Kam I. The Influence of OKT3 Therapy on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence following Liver Transplantation. Clinical Transplantation. 2010 Jul-Aug; 24(4): 103-108. PMID: 20030681.
  • Zimmerman M. A., Trotter J. F., Wachs M., Bak T., Campsen J., Skibba A, Kam I.. Sirolimus-Based Immunosuppression Following Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Liver Transplantation. 2008 Mar; 14(5): 633-638. PMID: 18324656.