Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Neurology
Director of Stereotactic, Functional, and Epilepsy Neurosurgery
- Epilepsy surgery
- Movement disorder surgery
- Psychiatric disorder surgery
- Obstructive and communicating hydrocephalus
- Spasticity treatment
- Minimally invasive and MRI-guided neurosurgery
Call 314-362-3577 for Patient Appointments
Patient-oriented neuroscientific discovery, teaching, and surgical innovation are my passions.”Dr. Willie
BA in Biochemistry
The University of Texas
PhD in Biomedical Sciences
The University of Texas Southwestern
MD, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Department of Neurosurgery Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2005 – 2011
Fellowship, Clinical Stereotactic, Functional, and Epilepsy Neurosurgery
Emory University School of Medicine
2011 – 2012
Dr. Willie is a neurosurgeon-scientist with a robust clinical practice. He is funded by private foundations and the National Institute of Mental Health, and contributes high-profile clinical outcome publications, most notably on laser interstitial thermal therapy (minimally invasive laser ablation) for epilepsy. He investigates deep brain stimulation to enhance learning and memory, and he is developing novel interventions to treat narcolepsy, hypersomnia, anxiety, brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Honors & leadership roles
- American Association of Neurological Surgeon/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Guidelines Committee.
- Participate in generation and review of data-driven guidelines for clinical neurosurgical practice.
- Reviewer, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Learning and Memory (LAM) Study Section.
- “One in One Hundred” Mentor of the Year Award, Emory School of Medicine, Office of Postgraduate Education.
- Induction into “The Millipub Club”, Emory University School of Medicine, for having a publication with >1000 citations.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2017
American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2018