Deanna L. Nelson, MD, RPVI, FACS

Dr. Deanna Nelson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, vascular surgeon with Premier Surgical in Knoxville, TN. She operates at Fort Sanders Medical Center and the Premier Surgical Vascular & Vein Center.  She performs a variety of vascular and endovascular procedures including angioplasty, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, arterial venous fistula and graft placement and repair, as well as varicose vein treatment. Dr. Nelson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She joined Premier Surgical in 2015.


  • BS: University of  Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • MD: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Board Certified: General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • Member: Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Certification: Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation in Ultrasound
  • Joined Premier Surgical: 2015

Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Access, Varicose Veins


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

Jefferson City
1405 South Sizer Avenue, Suite A
Jefferson City, TN, 37760

  • “I liked Dr. Nelson very much. She was kind and very competent, taking as much time as needed to thoroughly explain things and answer any questions.”
  • “I think very highly of Dr. Nelson. She is something wonderful. Her excellence level is amazingly high.”
  • “Dr. Nelson’s spirit and attitude are so ‘can do’ – and I love that!”

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

To honor local Heroes Premier Vascular & Vein Center is offering free vascular screenings to veterans, police, fire and first responders on Nov. 4, 2023. Vascular Surgeon Dr. Deanna Nelson explains in this WATE segment how the screening could help prevent 3 dangerous types of vascular disease.

Meet Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Deanna Nelson

Approximately 8.5 million Americans have Peripheral Artery Disease or PVD. Vascular Surgeon Dr. Deanna Nelson explains why it’s important that people get screened and treated in this interview on WATE’s “Living East Tennessee” program.
Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Deanna Nelson explains abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in this Fort Sanders Regional Healthwatch segment.
What People Should Know About Vascular Disease
Dr. Nelson discusses Carotid Artery Disease with Dr. Bob.