Southeastern Spine
Southeastern Spine

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

In December 2014, a second location of Southeaster Spine was added at 9309 Apison Pike, Ooltewah, TN

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.


Nathan Woody, Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Jay Jolley, 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.

Nathan and his wife Christen have a 3-year old son, Keaton, and a baby girl on the
way. In his spare time, he 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.


Rebecca Payne, Nurse Practitioner to Dr. Jay Jolley, grew up in the Chattanooga area.  She graduated from the nursing program at Dalton State College in 2012 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 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.