Deanna L. Nelson

Deanna L. Nelson, MD, RPVI

Dr. Deanna Nelson is a vascular surgeon with Premier Surgical in Knoxville, TN. She operates at Fort Sanders Medical Center and the Premier Surgical Vascular 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.

Education & Certifications
  • 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
  • Certification: Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation in Ultrasound
  • Joined Premier Surgical: 2015


Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Access, Varicose Veins

Office Locations

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

150 West Price Road
Dandridge, TN 37725

705 McFarland Street
Morristown, TN 37814

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Patient Comments
  • “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!”




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Meet 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. CLICK TO VIEW