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Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please notify us in advance of your appointment if you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with Coronavirus so we can prepare for your arrival.


Thank you for visiting TN Brain and Spine, the neurosurgical office of Joel E. Norman, MD and Jeffrey Albea, MD. We  have more than 35 years of combined medical experience performing minimally invasive and traditional surgeries to treat injuries and diseases of  the brain, spine and nervous system. Our surgeries are performed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and we have office locations throughout East Tennessee.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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At TN Brain and Spine we provide advanced technology and procedures for minimally invasive neurosurgery to treat disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. No referral is required.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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We are proud to sponsor the Knoxville Area Urban League Shoes for School annual event to provide our community’s children in need with new shoes and supplies to start the school year. This year, the event – and the contents of those supplies – look a little different, including Covenant Health face masks, but the impact for these young people remains paramount.

Families can pick up their supplies at the Knoxville Area Urban League starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Best wishes to all students for a safe, healthy and fun year!
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Welcome to Covenant Health, Dr. Holbert!We're proud to welcome cardiologist Jaime Holbert, DO to the heart care team at Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee and Parkwest Medical Center! Dr. Holbert will care for patients at the CAET Knoxville office and at Parkwest. Learn more about Dr. Holbert: www.cardiologyassociatesofeasttennessee.com/welcome-jaime-holbert ... See MoreSee Less

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Dr. Norman Named 2020 Top Doc

Congratulations to Dr. Norman for being recognized as a top neurological surgeon. Read more here.

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