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Our Team

Meet Our Neurosurgical Team

You’re in great hands at TN Brain and Spine. Our board-certified neurosurgeons have more than 50 years of combined medical experience performing minimally invasive and traditional surgeries to treat the brain, spine and nervous system. For a full list of services and conditions treated, click here. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to tell you a little more about our neurosurgical team.


Joel Norman, MD of the neurosurgical team at TN Brain and Spine
Joel E. Norman, MD

Joel E. Norman, MD

Board Certified in Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests:

  • Endoscopic pituitary surgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Image-guided stereotactic surgery for intracranial disease
  • Minimally invasive image guided spinal surgery

Medical School:

East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN

Residencies:

Neurological Service,
Veterans Administration Hospital

Neurosurgery,
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Dr. Norman joined TN Brain and Spine in July 2011. He is a native of Seymour, Tennessee and is committed to being a leading provider of neurosurgical care by bringing advanced technologies and the latest treatments to our communities so you can always get excellent care close to home. 

Dr. Norman performs surgeries at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.


Jeffrey Albea, MD
Jeffrey Albea, MD

Jeffrey Albea, MD

Board Certified in Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Brain and spine tumors
  • Complex spinal conditions and procedures
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery

Medical School:

LSU Medical School
New Orleans, LA

Residency:

Neurological Surgery,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Dr. Albea performs surgeries at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

Getting to Know Dr. Albea

Click here to watch a short video to learn more about Dr. Albea.


Joshua Miller, MD
Joshua Miller, MD

Joshua Miller, MD

Board Certified in Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cervical spine disc replacement
  • Spinal tumors

Medical School:

Texas A&M University
HSC College of Medicine
College Station, TX

Residency:

Neurological Surgery,
The Ohio State University Medical School
Columbus, OH

Dr. Miller performs surgeries at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

“I take a conservative approach to patient care. I believe that patients should try conservative measures before considering surgery unless there are certain red flags or severe symptoms that would prevent them from tolerating those treatments. I also believe it’s important to teach patients about their condition so that they can make an informed decision about their care.

I was born with a spinal defect and had surgery as an infant to repair it. I also had a brother born with mental retardation. These experiences made me interested in learning as much as I could about the brain and spine.”


Make an Appointment with Our Team

For more information about the neurosurgical services and conditions treated at TN Brain and Spine or to make an appointment, please call (865) 331-2835. Click here to learn more about our office.