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About Us

Welcome to TN Brain and Spine

TN Brain and Spine is the medical practice of Barrett Brown, MD and Joel Norman, MD. With more than 10 years of experience, our board-certified neurosurgeons commonly treat disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. 

Common conditions we treat include:

For a full list of services and conditions treated, click here

Our Quality Data 

  • Our minimally invasive spine center performs more than 300 elective surgeries each year, and 93% of patients who stay overnight in the hospital are able to go home after surgery instead of to a rehab hospital or nursing facility for recuperation.
  • Unlike traditional surgeries that may require blood transfusions, more than 99% of our minimally invasive spine surgery patients do not need transfusions. 
  • 100% of our cervical and lumbar patients who undergo fusions have experienced no post-surgical infections.

Our Pledge to Our Patients

Our patients deserve excellent medical care. That’s why we pledge to put our patients first every day, and strive for excellence in everything we do.  We work as a team and are supported by our certified nurses, and we remain educated and trained in the latest advances in neurosurgical care.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Our physicians perform surgeries at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a regional referral center where other hospitals send their most difficult cases and provides a full range of medical and surgical healthcare services.

1901 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 541-1111 

Covenant Health

TN Brain and Spine and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center are proud members of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network whose mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. Our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region. This is how we care for more than one million patients and families every year, and one reason why Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named three years in a row by Forbes as One of America’s Best Employers.