John A. Wilson, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

179 Ratings

John A. Wilson, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Acoustic Neuroma, Aneurysm Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Brain Tumors, Carotid Artery Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Lumbar Disc Disease, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Spinal Tumors, Spine Stabilization,
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4081

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Penn State University, 1980
  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, 1982
  • Internship, Allegheny Gen Hosp, 1983
  • Residency, Surgery, Allegheny Gen Hosp, 1985
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, Nyu Medical Center, 1985
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, Tufts U Affil Hosps, 1990
  • Fellowship, Research Foundation/Grant, 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery


  • Am Assn Of Neurological Surgeo
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc Of Interven & Therapeu
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge
  • North American Spine Assn
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Spine Society
  • Soc Of Neurological Surgeons
  • Soc Of University Neurosurgeon
  • Southern Medical Association

NPI Number

  • 1467432047
John A. Wilson, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

179 Ratings

John A. Wilson, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4020 | Department: 336-716-4081

Recent Publications

Woo HH, Arthur AS, Mocco J, Orrico KO, Wilson JA, Hoh BL. MR CLEAN: past the tipping point of clinical equipoise. J Neurosurg. 2015;123(1):101-102.

Renfrow JJ, Mitchell JW, Goodman M, Mellen LA, Wilson JA, Mott RT, Lesser GJ. Relapsing intracranial plasma cell granuloma: a case report. Oncol Lett. 2014;7(2):531-533.

Kernan WN, Ovbiagele B, Black HR, Bravata DM, Chimowitz MI, Ezekowitz MD, Fang MC, Fisher M, Furie KL, Heck DV, Johnston SC, Kasner SE, Kittner SJ, Mitchell PH, Rich MW, Richardson D, Schwamm LH, Wilson JA. Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014;45(7):2160-2236.

Powers AK, Neal MT, Argenta LC, Wilson JA, DeFranzo AJ, Tatter SB. Vacuum-assisted closure for complex cranial wounds involving the loss of dura mater. J Neurosurg. 2013;118(2):302-308.

Kota G, Gupta P, Lesser GJ, Wilson JA, Mintz A. Somatostatin receptor molecular imaging for metastatic intracranial hemangiopericytoma. Clin Nucl Med. 2013;38(12):984-987.

Kota G, Gupta P, Wilson J, Lesser G, Mintz A. Metastatic intracranial hemangiopericytoma: the role of octreotide and PET imaging in diagnosis, pre-treatment and follow-up evaluation [abstract]. J Nucl Med. 2011;52(Suppl 1):abstr 1065.

Stevens EA, Marsh R, Wilson JA, Sweasey TA, Branch CL Jr, Powers AK. A review of surgical intervention in the setting of traumatic central cord syndrome. Spine J. 2010;10(10):874-880.

Pollock JM, Powers AK, Stevens EA, Sanghvi AN, Wilson JA, Morris PP. Ruptured anterior spinal artery aneurysm: a case report. J Neuroimaging. 2009;19(3):277-279.

Stevens EA, Powers AK, Morris PP, Wilson JA. Occult dural arteriovenous fistula causing rapidly progressive conus medullaris syndrome and paraplegia after lumbar microdiscectomy. Spine J. 2009;9(9):e8-e12.

Stevens EA, Strowd RE, Mott RT, Oaks TE, Wilson JA. Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia resembling a spinal nerve sheath tumor: a rare case of Castleman's disease. Spine J. 2009;9(9):e18-e22.

Meyers PM, Schumacher HC, Alexander MJ, Derdeyn CP, Furlan AJ, Higashida RT, Moran CJ, Tarr RW, Heck DV, Wilson JR [sic] [Wilson JA], et al. Performance and training standards for endovascular ischemic stroke treatment. J NeuroInterv Surg. 2009;1():10-12.

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Professor, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Acoustic Neuroma, Aneurysm Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Brain Tumors, Carotid Artery Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Lumbar Disc Disease, Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Spinal Tumors, Spine Stabilization, Spine Surgery, Tic Douloureux
John A. Wilson, M.D.

John A. Wilson, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John A. Wilson, M.D.179 Ratings


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I have previous experience with Dr Wilson from my husband whom he treated for cancer. I immediately knew it was Dr Wilson I wanted to see when my condition arose. I put complete trust in him.


Dr. Wilson gave me several treatment and surgical options for my medical condition. He made me more at ease with his knowledge and experience with my medical condition.


He saved my life. He is a very caring person.


Very good.


Dr. Wilson is excellent- I was paralyzed from waist down and am ambulating with a walker. He received my Myelogram via CD and called me the evening he received and had me sched. for surg. before we left our home in Hickory NC


Dr. Wilson took time to explain test results in a way that was very reassuring. It was a great visit. Very thankful for have him for my doctor.


Dr. Wilson is an excellent choice. I would recommend him to anyone who needed help in his area of medicine.


I was very pleased with this provider.


I would recommend him only!


I have recommended Dr. Wilson to a lot of individuals.


I have a lot of trust in Dr. Wilson. He has always been thorough, respectful, and compassionate.


Fantastic in my opinion!!!!


*Jennifer & *Linsey were both very kind and extremely helpful - *Dr. Wilson was great!


Absolutely flawless. Gave great pros and cons to our choices. I knew I was in good hands. There is no way I would ever go anywhere else.


PA was great & seemed to make me more at ease. *Dr. Wilson was also great & knew I looked like a "deer in headlights" tried to ease my fears but knew I had big decisions to make & offered to discuss more w/my family.


I saw both Dr Wilson and his PA, Lindsey. Lindsey was great and made me feel comfortable and at ease. She was very friendly and easy to talk with about my concerns. Dr Wilson also was great at explaining my condition and his opinions about the treatment. He presented all options of treatment and knew I would need more answers after my shock wore off. I scheduled a meeting with him for my family to also inquire about my condition and with kindness he gave explanations and advice so I could make a decision for my care. I also had more questions later so I used MyWakeHealth to send a message. He was prompt and answered again my questions. I have a wonderful experience thus far.

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