Joel B. Ragland, MD

raglandJoel B. Ragland, M.D. 

Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Ragland has a conservative practice style and understands many patients do not need surgery to successfully treat their condition. He strives to educate his patients and discusses all treatment options. When surgery is appropriate, he utilizes the latest technology and information available to give his patients the best opportunity for recovery.

Dr. Ragland has practiced neurosurgery in Knoxville since 1994. He stays current by participating in the recertification program of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. This is a rigorous educational and evaluation process requiring continual expansion of current neurosurgical techniques and knowledge. He is also certified in Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Medical School 

University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Little Rock, Arkansas


Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas


Department of Surgery/Division of Neurosurgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas


Tennessee Medical Association

American Medical Association

American Association of Neurological Surgery

Tennessee Neurosurgical Society