Afshin Andrew Skibba, MD, FACS, FSVS, RPVI

Dr. Afshin Skibba is a Fellowship-trained vascular surgeon with Premier Surgical in Knoxville, TN. He specializes in minimally invasive treatment for vascular conditions including peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery, varicose veins as well as limb salvage techniques. Dr. Skibba joined Premier Surgical in 2018.

  • 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


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

Premier North Knoxville
7714 Conner Road, Suite 103
Powell, TN, 37849


Dr. Skibba is designated as a TCAR Clinical Operator of Experience. This recognizes his commitment for improving cardiovascular artery disease using the Transcarotid Artery Revascularization procedure.

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization is a new treatment that reduces the risk of stroke in patients undergoing carotid artery surgery.


“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.”

  • “I had a great experience with Dr. Skibba! He took the time to answer all my questions and was very kind an knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this vascular doctor!”
  • “Dr. Skibba has improved my daily activities beyond my expectations. Super physician and surgeon. So glad he has joined your practice.
  • “I think if we had asked Dr. Skibba to explain the same thing 100 times he would’ve explained it every time without blinking an eye. He is a wonderful doctor!

Every year, almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Knowing the warning signs can help minimize your risk but recent, ground-breaking procedures in vascular surgery can even further reduce your chances of stroke. In this episode of Knoxville Medicine’s Doc Talk, host Rob Page, MD discusses TCAR or TransCarotid Artery Revascularization with Vascular Surgeon Afshin Skibba, MD of Premier Surgical. TCAR not only can lower the risk of stroke but this option can also reduce the risk of heart attack and has minimal blood loss.

In this episode of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine’s “Doc Talk” podcast, host Elise Denneny, MD discusses Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) with Vascular Surgeon Afshin Skibba, MD of Premier Surgical. Learn the risk factors for AAA and new available treatments. Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms is often covered by Medicare

Dr. Skibba explains why Winter is the perfect time for Varicose Vein treatment on this episode of Living East Tennessee on WATE TV-6.

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. Skibba explains the TCAR process to Kelly Parker on WATE  TV-6.

Dr. Afshin 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.

  • 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.