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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

165 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,
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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


  • 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

4.7 out of 5

165 Ratings

John A. Wilson, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Neurosurgical Procedures; Relative Value Scales; Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System; Reimbursement Mechanisms; Giant Lymph Node Hyperplasia
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Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

A survey of intracranial aneurysm treatment practices among United States physicians. Fargen KM, Soriano-Baron HE, Rushing JT, Mack W, Mocco J, Albuquerque F, Ducruet AF, Mokin M, Linfante I, Wolfe SQ, Wilson JA, Hirsch JA.. J NeuroInterv Surg. 2017;():.

Evaluation of a traumatic vertebral artery occlusion. Renfrow JJ, Frenkel MB, Edwards MS, Wilson JA.. World Neurosurg. 2017;():.

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

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

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. 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.. Stroke. 2014;45(7):2160-2236.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performance and training standards for endovascular ischemic stroke treatment. 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.. 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

4.7 out of 5

John A. Wilson, M.D.165 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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CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Time CP spent with patient
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Comfortable person. I wouldn't hold it against some one who didn't have that quality. Some have it some don't.


awesome doctor!!!!




*Dr. Wilson is very professional in his practice & patient - Doctor relationship.


Dr Wilson performed a cervical fusion in 2013. He told me then that I would possibly need additional repairs over time. His diagnosis was right on the mark. Now that the time has come for the additional work, I didn't want anyone but Dr. Wilson and his team to do the job.


I recommended Dr. Wilson to a friend today. Excellent Dr.


Dr. Wilson has my highest confidence!


I have become very confident in *Dr. Wilson and his team!


Wake is fortunate to have physicians the caliber of *Dr. Wilson and his nurse _____ L_____ *Morris.


John Wilson MD was very thorough and very professional! I would recommend him to others! He explained and spent copious amounts of time with me and my family and checked on me daily while I was in the hospital! Great team to have!


Every one was so nice.


Dr' Wilson,s office staff has always been very polite and respectful. Iecomend him to anyone. they all have always been great and helped me through my rough to es. God bless them all.ould


love him


Good experience.


Very good.


I was shown the image of my MRI on the screen and it was explained to me and the reason I had a CAT after I arrived.


This man saved my life in 2002, I love him dearly thank God for him everyday. I had a incident to come up, he saved me again (thank God). 9. Excellent.


I have extremely high confidence in Dr. Wilson.


Dr. Wilson was great! He took the time needed to walk me through my situation and thoroughly explained the proposed plan of care for my issue. Was very reassuring and down to earth.


Doctor seemed rushed and wanted to get done quickly while explaining everything easily so I understood what was to take place.


Caring Dr!


The confidence that Dr. Wilson projected during our conversations made me feel very at ease. When I met Dr. Wilson, I had been told by another Doctor at another facility that he had never seen my condition and that a stroke could be immediate in my very near future. Dr. Wilson assured me that he could fix my problem and followed that statement by doing that very thing. He performed the surgery without complications just as he had told me. In fact it turned out better that I had anticipated!


*Dr. Wilson has been my NS for 10 years now, I would recommend him to anyone he is the greatest.


This was a 3 month post-op visit with neurosurgeon. He was able to see and comment on the MRI I had 2 hours earlier. It was a very short visit since he had to rush to do an emergency surgery. All my questions were answered during the visit.

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