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Dr. Jay Jolley

Dr. Jay Jolley returned to his hometown of Chattanooga in 2004 to provide specialty care in adolescent scoliosis, artificial disc replacement and cervical spine surgery.

A Baylor School graduate, Jay Jolley earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee. Jay Jolley served his Internship and Residence at the UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga and then relocated to Salt Lake City to complete his Spine Fellowship in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. In 2019, Dr. Jay Jolley earned his MBA at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN.

In 2012, Dr. Jay Jolley opened Southeastern Spine · Brain · Joint, now located at 281 N Lyerly Street, Chattanooga, TN (Get Directions).

Jay Jolley is board-certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds associations with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society.

I am very grateful for Dr. Jolley who saved me and fixed me that helped me walk again! It was a scare situation with having spinal cord damage! Since my time of working as a nurse in siskin I would care for patients of Dr. Jolley and now know that his taken his craft , his art to a whole new level of doing surgery that has given people like me a fighting chance to walk again. To walk to my children and to see that I can still be a nurse is a gift that I’m thankful to receive. The staff at Southeastern Spine Brain Joint are just wonderful. They had a smile and positive words for me that just makes this clinic great to come to. Amazing bed size manners!! Great customer service!! I’m truly blown away with the care I received! Mahalo!!

- Mace J., April 8, 2022

Dr. David Wiles

A native of the Tri-Cities, David Wiles, MD, received his bachelor of science from Auburn University, Al., and his doctorate of medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La. Following, Dr. Wiles completed his general surgery internship and a neurosurgery residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Wiles has trained under internationally-known spine surgeons, including Kevin Foley, MD, Maurice Smith, MD, and Peter Klara MD. Following his training, Dr. Wiles returned to the Tri-Cities where he established the East Tennessee Brain and Spine Center. This brought leading-edge neurosurgical care to those he knew and loved. Dr. Wiles has also been actively involved in the development of numerous spinal surgical techniques and devices.

Trained and experienced in Mazor Robotics, Dr. Wiles was the Director of the Neuroscience Department for a system that included 20 hospitals. Most notably, he has participated in several investigational studies with the Food & Drug Administration. Such experience has allowed him the honor of speaking at international meetings and serving on the Evaluation Committee for ARGOS, the European Association of Research Groups for Spinal Osteosynthesis.

Today, he is privileged to serve as a faculty member at teaching conferences held across the United States for the purpose of training spine surgeons and orthopedic and neurosurgical residents. A member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurosurgeons, the Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves, the North American Spine Society, the International Society for Advancement of Spinal Surgery, the Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care andthe International Meetings for Advanced Spinal Technologies.

Practicing since 1997, Dr. Wiles and his wife now make their home in Chattanooga.

This practice is uber-clean, friendly and professional. The care provided by Dr. Wiles was personal and in-depth. He patiently explained the procedure and gave me the confidence I needed in his approach to my condition, the operation and the strategy for recovery. The care provided by this practice is the best I have ever received. I am 64 years old and have seen a thing or two. I wholeheartedly recommend this practice and Dr. Wiles.

- Steve N., March 3, 2022

Dr. Matthew Bernard

California born, Dr. Matthew Bernard is a pioneer and leader in Outpatient Joint Replacement. He was the first to perform Fast Track hip and knee replacement in our region in 2014. Since then, he has delivered joint replacement to thousands in our area and is committed to returning patients to their lives in a caring and personal manner.

While getting his BS and MA degrees at the University of Alabama, he was also a pitcher for the Tide’s baseball team. While there, he met and married his now wife, Sarah. Together, they have three beautiful children, a son, 14 and twin daughters, 12.

Dr. Bernard attended UT College of Medicine in Memphis and stayed for his residency at the esteemed Campbell Clinic. After residency, he moved on to Stanford University for his hip and knee fellowship. In 2012, he has settled in Chattanooga to begin Orthopaedic practice. As of February 15, 2021, he will be joining us at Southeastern Spine, Brain, and Joint.

Dr. Bernard is a fellowship trained, Board certified Orthopaedic surgeon with appointments in the AAOS and AAHKS.

All staff is professional and helpful. Dr. Bernard is always accessible to his patients. My new knee is amazing and I can't wait to complete the other one next month!

- Jeanette U., March 10, 2022

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Mary Hubbard

Mary Hubbard is Nurse Practitioner to Dr. David Wiles.

Mary attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Alabama, and a Masters of Science in Nursing from Southern Adventist University.

Before joining our practice, Mary worked for 10 years in critical care nursing, and joined Southeastern Spine · Brain · Joint in 2021.

Mary is married with 3 children.

Dr Bernard replaced my right knee on June 25 as a outpatient surgery home that afternoon in the shower the next morning on a walker for about 3 days A week later I was soaking in the tub 2 weeks post op back at work 3 months later back in heels at 7 months spent a week at Disney World averaging 12 to 13 miles a day. I can’t say enough about Dr Bernard and his team Rachel his MA and Mary the nurse practitioner were unbelievable so easy to talk to and get answers to any and all questions no matter the issues. I would recommend Dr Bernard and his staff to anyone thinking about knee replacement if I had known it was so easy I would have done it sooner.

- Joyce B., April 4, 2022

Rebecca Payne

Rebecca Payne, Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Jay Jolley and Dr. David Wiles, grew up in the Chattanooga area. She graduated from the nursing program at Dalton State College in 2002 and worked for six years at Memorial Hospital.

Rebecca attained a Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of Tennessee Chattanooga in 2008 with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration.

Rebecca joined Southeastern Spine · Brain · Joint in 2014 after working for five years in a related specialty.

Rebecca is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is licensed by the State of Tennessee Division of Health Related Boards.

I have been a patient of Dr Jolley's for 12 years and with Rebecca Payne from the time she joined Dr Jolley's staff. They both are exemplary members of the medical profession.

- Judy P., April 9, 2022

Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott, Physician Assistant to Dr. Jay Jolley, grew up in Cleveland, TN. After relocating to Chattanooga, she graduated from Chattanooga Central High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Professional Biology from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2005. Jessica then pursued Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine where she graduated with honors and a Masters of Medical Science Degree in 2010.

Prior to joining Southeastern Spine · Brain · Joint, Jessica began her career in 2010 in Emergency Medicine at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Cleveland, TN. In 2011, she joined Dr. Jay Jolley’s team in spine surgery.

Jessica is a certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, cycling, watersports, and travel. Jessica is also an avid sports fan and especially enjoys watching her Tennessee Volunteers on Saturdays.

I have been to Southeastern Spine, Brain and Joint for several years. I have always been treated with respect and listened to. Jessica is the ultimate professional. Her staff is equal in their service. Thank all of you very much.

- Brian O., October 4, 2021

Nathan Woody

Nathan Woody, Nurse Practitioner to Dr. David Wiles, grew up in Cleveland, TN. He graduated from Bradley Central High School and moved to Chattanooga in 1999. He received his nursing degree from Chattanooga State Community College in 2007, and then worked for seven years in the CCU at Memorial Hospital.

Nathan received his Masters of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration in 2014, from Southern Adventist University. His experience as a Nurse Practitioner includes nephrology, internal medicine and cardiothoracic surgery.

In his spare time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, working on construction projects or doing just about anything outside.

Nathan is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the State of Tennessee Division of Health Related Boards.

My experience was great had no problems nursing staff excellent. Nathan was very helpful.

- Charlie M., March 7, 2022

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