Neurosurgeon in Knoxville, Tennessee (TN)

James A. Killeffer MD



  • University Neurosurgery
    1932 Alcoa Hwy. Suite C-360
    Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920 - United States
    Phone: 865-524-1869
    Fax: 865-544-6533

About Our Practice

University Neurosurgery treats a broad spectrum of adult spinal and brain disorders. Our focus is on minimally invasive, state of the art spine and brain surgery. In addition to standard neurosurgical and microsurgical techniques, we employ minimally invasive techniques such as Metrix percutaneous discectomy, Sextant percutaneous pedicle screw fixation, image-guided brain and spine surgery, endoscopic pituitary surgery, X-stop interspinous process decompression, and kyphoplasty. We utilize Cyberknife radiosurgery to treat certain brain and spinal tumors as well as selected cases of trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Killleffer has practiced neurosurgery in Knoxville for eleven years. Prior to moving to Knoxville, he was a full-time member of the academic faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at West Virginia University, where he served as Instructor of Neurosurgery. Dr. Killeffer is currently the Chief of the Division of Neurosurgeon in the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine where he teaches the surgical residents and medical students. He practices at both University of Tennessee Medical Center and Fort Sanders Regiona Medical Center and is an MD Anderson Cancer Center Credentialed Physician. He has been a compensated consultant for Medtronic Spine and is engaged in active collaborative research invoving head injury and intracranial pressure with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Hospital Affiliations
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville
  • Fort Sander's Regional Medical Center
University Affiliations
  • University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
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