University Surgical Oncology
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Our Providers
We specialize in the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatments and multimodal management of patients afflicted with malignant diseases.
Liver and Pancreas Service
Designed to meet the needs of patients with benign and malignant diseases involving the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, and the duodenum.
Gastrointestinal Tumor Service (GITS)
Specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers
Melanoma and Soft Tissue Tumor Service (MASTT)
specializing in the treatment of skin cancers and soft tissue tumors such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and Merkel cell carcinoma
Hospital News
Keith Gray, MD, MBA, FACS, Associate Professor and Division Chief of Surgical Oncology at The University of Tennessee Medical Center has been accepted as a Leadership Tennessee Class V member.


According to a recent report, overall cancer death rates continue to decrease.


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About Surgical Oncology
Pictured L-R: Crystal Wheelon, Jillian Lloyd, James Lewis, John Bell, Keith Gray, James McLoughlin, Alex Cantafio & Andrew Ward
At University Surgical Oncology we specialize in cancers of the breast and gastro-intestinal tract, melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas as well as other more rare tumors. We have nurse specialists who gather your medical information and schedule your appointment, usually within a week.
Provider Spotlight
Crystal F Wheelon, BSN, MSN, NP-C

Crystal is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been in the nursing profession for 16 years. She graduated with her BSN in 1994 from the University of Tennessee. S...
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Our Location
University Surgical Oncology Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

1926 Alcoa Hwy, Building F (Cancer Institute)
Knoxville, TN 37920
Please take elevator to 3rd Floor for appointments

Surface parking available in front of Cancer Institute.

Shuttle services available for assistance to and from vehicle.

Phone: 865-544-9218
Fax: 865-305-8262

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