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Our Team

Meet Our Neurosurgical Team

Of all the great things we enjoy about East Tennessee, none is more important than good health. That’s why you need expert providers to partner in your health care. Our neurosurgeon and physician assistant at Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine combine more than 10 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to tell you a little more about our neurosurgical team.

Paul C. Peterson, MD
Paul C. Peterson, MD

Paul C. Peterson, MD

Clinical Interests

  • Cervical and lumbar spine disease
  • Vascular and general neurosurgery
  • Intracranial surgery
  • Gamma Knife

Medical Degree

Wayne State University School of Medicine , Detroit, MI, 1990


Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
Neurosurgery Chief Resident, 1995-1996
Neurosurgery Resident, 1991-1995

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Chris Sawyer, PA-C
Chris Sawyer, PA-C

Chris Sawyer, PA-C

Clinical Interests:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics


Master of Physician Assistant Studies,
Lincoln Memorial University
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Psychology,
Furman University