Dr. James Killeffer, MD

Dr. James Killeffer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. James Killeffer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 524-1869

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Killeffer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Killeffer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Tn Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • West Virginia University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Killeffer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Killeffer's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Killeffer to family and friends
24 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Killeffer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr Killeffer was professional, confident and caring and his staff is top notch. It is no exaggeration to say he saved my wife's life. Other surgeons had given up and told her to live with her unbearable pain. She was on cancer patient level pain killers and still just wanted to die. His used his...more
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Dr Killifer operated on my husband Bruce major back OR. Is an excellent. Very knowledgeable. Takes his time explaining neurosurgeon. So very happy and pleased he did BRUCES OR. The recovery has been mostly painless. Hallelujah Wouldn’t trust Bruce to anyone else ever!!! Dr Killeffers staff is...more
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Dr. killeffer is an outstanding Dr. I felt he was very knowledgeable and professsional. I would recommend him to any one . My husband and I both had surgery a year apart, he did an excellent job, when diagnosing and correcting our medical issues. Thank you again Dr. killeffer!
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Clear concise and to the point his demeanor was reassuring to my family and myself the Doctor is my Doctor going forward with NO reservations
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His assistant Tara was rude & unprofessional, she refused to do her job. She wouldn't leave a message for the N.P. so I could get the correct test ordered by N.P. Regina. Dr. Killefer was arrogant, quick, and uncaring. He smiled while offering to do a 4 level cervical fusion and told me it was...more
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