Timothy W. Thurston
Doctor of Medicine
Dr. Thurston has been a pediatrician since 1975. He practiced in Morristown, Tennessee for seven years before moving to Maryville to join with Drs. Raper and Marmon at Maryville Pediatric Group. Six years later he began Foothills Pediatric Center as a solo practitioner. He expanded his office and merged with Knoxville Pediatric Associates in 1996.
After attending St. Joseph's College in Rennselaer, Indiana for two years, Dr. Thurston left to complete his education and earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and completed his pediatric residency at the City of Memphis Hospital in 1974.
Certifications and Licensures:
Dr. Thurston is licensed by the state of Tennessee and certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Thurston is an American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow, and a member of the Blount County and Tennessee Medical Associations. He was Chief of Staff at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital and Blount Memorial Hospital. He served as President of the Blount County Medical Society and the Knoxville Area Pediatric Society. He is currently on the medical staff at Blount Memorial Hospital and East Tennessee Children's Hospital. He is the director of KPA's committee for electronic health records (EHR) and is their current president.
Dr. Thurston and his wife Pat have two sons. One is a career officer in the U.S. Air Force and the other an owner/operator of a local carpet cleaning business. They are the proud grandparents of three grandchildren, whose current pictures are hung in the exam rooms. Dr. Thurston enjoys traveling, digital photography and the interaction with the computer that digital photography provides. Dr. Thurston attends Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.