Stephen A. Tonks, MD, RPVI

Dr. Stephen Tonks is a Fellowship-trained, Board-Certified Vascular Surgeon with Premier Surgical in Knoxville, TN. He operates at Fort Sanders Regional and Parkwest Medical Centers and the Premier Surgical Vascular & Vein Center.  He 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.

  • BS: Auburn University, summa cum laude
  • MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham
  • Residency: General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Board Certified: General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Recognition: Cityview magazine’s “Top Docs” 2024
  • Joined Premier Surgical: 2020

Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Access, Varicose Veins


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

Lenoir City
576 Fort Loudoun Medical Center Drive, Suite 106
Lenoir City, TN, 37772


Meet Dr. Tonks!

Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Stephen Tonks explains why early detection and intervention is critical for those at risk of dangerous Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).


Vascular Surgeon Dr. Stephen Tonks explains the differences between Vascular Disease and Varicose Veins during this interview on WATE’s Living East TN program.