The Lucas Center Staff
Knoxville’s Premiere Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Jay H. Lucas, M.D.
Dr. Lucas, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, originally came to Knoxville, TN in the Fall of 2002. His current office location is in the state-of-the-art facility on Fort Sanders West Boulevard in West Knoxville.
Prior to arriving in Knoxville, Dr. Lucas was in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, and also served as a member of the clinical faculty for The University of North Carolina Division of Plastic Surgery.
Education and experience are the two tenets that have guided Dr. Lucas in his career path as a physician. The field of plastic surgery is truly the anatomic and functional study of the entire body. It requires an understanding of the human body at the start as an embryo, and through its growth and development into adulthood. Just as essential is the observation of the effects of aging and disease processes on human form and function. Only through this global understanding can a plastic surgeon offer comprehensive diagnosis and appropriate treatment to patients as they evolve through the various phases of life.
Dr. Lucas’s unique educational background at some of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers has served him well, giving him the insight required to offer the most appropriate and cutting edge services in reconstructive surgery as well as in difficult aesthetic problems facing his patients.
Medical School – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. M.D., 1991-1994.
Dental School – Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., D.D.S. Magna Cum Laude, 1987-1991.
Undergraduate – Roanoke College, Salem, Va., B.S. Chemistry, Cum Laude, 1983-1987.
Post Doctoral Training:
Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 2000-2001.
Residency: Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, 1998-2000.
Residency: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1998.
Residency: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1997.
Internship: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1995.
American Board of Plastic Surgery, September 2002.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC), 2011
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Active Member
Member, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
American Society of Plastic Surgery, Young Plastic Surgeon Committee
Fort Sanders Park West Hospital, Surgical Quality Assurance Committee Member, Thompson Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team, Thompson Cancer Survival Center
Listed as one of America’s Top Surgeons for Cosmetic Surgery in 2009
Monica Greene, RN-Clinical Nurse Injector and Medical Aesthetician
Monica is our Clinical Nurse Injector and licensed aesthetician. With more than 9 years of experience as an aesthetician, Monica is passionate about helping our patients optimize the health of their skin and look years younger. Monica will work closely with you and Dr. Lucas to design a fully customized regimen to help you reach your skincare goals.
Certified in medical aesthetics, Monica completed training at the Jenny Lee Academy in Johnson City, TN. She is currently enrolled with the number one World’s Microblading Academy in Atlanta, GA to obtain Microblading eyebrow certification as a Brow Specialist.
Monica completed her Applied Science in Nursing degree at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN and will be training with Dr. Lucas as a Clinical Nurse Injector.
Not only will Monica work with you to enhance your skin, she will help educate you about the best products and services. Her soothing personality and in-depth knowledge will give you confidence that you are taking the best possible care of your skin.
Jackie Kelly, Operations Manager
Jackie is our newest team member at The Lucas Center but joins us with 25+ years of healthcare experience. Jackie is a “people” person in the truest sense of the word: engaging, sincere, and compassionate are just a few words to describe her. She will make sure that your experience is everything you want and deserve.
Born and raised right here in Knoxville, Jackie has devoted her career to healthcare management and practice operations. Her commitment to providing quality patient care will ensure that you feel valued and look forward to your visits with us.
When she’s not taking care of our patients, Jackie enjoys spending time at her lake home with her fiancé. Her interests include SCUBA diving, wine tastings, playing the piano and exercising. She also loves to travel so feel free to ask her about some of her adventures!
Wendy Monroe, RMA
A Knoxville native, Wendy has been in the medical field for more than sixteen years. She has a wide range of experience, having worked in both orthopedics and primary care. Wendy is credentialed as a Registered Medical Assistant.
You’ll see Wendy assisting Dr. Lucas in exams, office surgical procedures as well as scheduling surgeries. You may even run into Wendy working the front desk.
Outside the practice, Wendy enjoys hiking and the outdoors.
Jenny Pevy, CMA
A Knoxville native, Jenny has been in the medical field for more than seven years. She has a wide range of experience, having worked in both orthopedics and primary care. Jenny is credentialed as a Certified Medical Assistant.
You’ll see Jenny assisting Dr. Lucas in exams, as well as helping to schedule surgeries. You may even run into Jenny working the front desk. She is definitely a “Jenny of all trades.”
Outside the practice, Jenny and her fiancé Jay stay busy hiking and enjoying the outdoors as well as planning their upcoming wedding.
Lois Shanks, Administrator
Lois is our Practice Manager. With more than 25 years of experience, Lois is passionate about attracting patients to The Lucas Center and helping them “feel good about the skin they are in.” Lois has worked for Integrated Health Systems as well as with private practices, covering most specialties over the course her career. Lois joined The Lucas Center last year after moving to Knoxville from Oregon, and you’ll find her very involved in the day-to-day operations of the practice.
She takes great pleasure in ensuring the utmost in professionalism from our staff in order to exceed your expectations. Lois meets with all patients regarding surgery and goes over all available financial options. Lois attended Liberty University where she studied human resources and business. Lois stays current with continual growth and learning in these areas, as she is committed to building and retaining a cohesive team. Her family values and positive attitude are contagious. Her unrivaled desire for successful patient outcomes makes Lois invaluable to our team.
Lois is a wife and mother of two grown sons and grandmother of four adorable grandchildren.
She loves to hike and enjoys camping. She’s also a marathon walker and a water sports enthusiast.