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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

181 Ratings

John A. Wilson, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

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


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

NPI Number

  • 1467432047
John A. Wilson, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

181 Ratings

John A. Wilson, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery

Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

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, 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

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

John A. Wilson, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

John A. Wilson, M.D.181 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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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.


Dr Wilson is awesome


Everyone was very helpful.


I have absolute trust in Dr Wilson, I am fortunate to be under his care.


Dr. Wilson was very professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I would recommend him without hesitation and actually already have.


The best.


Appreciated setting up the appt with radiation/oncologist immediately after diagnosis. Saved me days of worrying and an extra drive from Boone.


Dr. John A. Wilson is an outstanding neurosurgeon; I had surgery for a benign brain tumor with excellent results and he has released me from his care after 8 years of follow up. I am thankful for his great care in my medical treatment.


The provider confused my already seemingly confused state more.


*Dr. Wilson is one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered, outstanding surgeon and compassionate doctor.


*Dr. Wilson and his PA are great. Friendliness is fine, but COMPETENCE is essential. Measure outcomes, not emotions. They were very, very competent.


Dr. Wilson always makes me feel comfortable. He doesn't hesitate to talk to me as if I am as knowledgeable as he is. he is a wonderful care provider.


I have dealt with *Dr. Wilson for 15 years now & I trust him fully. (This is brain surgery issues even I have trusted him with!)


Very good -


very friendly and understanding


My 10 yr. experience w/*Dr. Wilson & his staff has been professional, informative & friendly. #9. 100%.






*Dr. John Wilson is great, & the best!

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