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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

154 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

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
  • Winston-Salem Surgical Society
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Congress Of Neurological Surge
  • Soc Neurointerventional

NPI Number

  • 1467432047
John A. Wilson, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

154 Ratings

John A. Wilson, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Vertebral Artery; Arterial Occlusive Diseases; Wounds, Gunshot; Neurosurgical Procedures; Relative Value Scales
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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. 2018;10(1):44-49.

Evaluation of a traumatic vertebral artery occlusion. Renfrow JJ, Frenkel MB, Edwards MS, Wilson JA.. World Neurosurg. 2017;101():.

A pivotal randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a novel hydrogel dural sealant as an adjunct to dural repair. Tew JM, Strong MJ, West GA, Woo H, Couture DE, Wilson JA, Munoz LF, Rosen CL, Greenlee JD, van Loveren HR, Iantosca M, Baird CJ, Smith M, McGirt M, Parish J, Asher AL.. Oper Neurosurg. 2017;13(2):204-212.

A pilot study of the level of evidence and collaboration in published neurosurgical research. Frey CD, Wilson TA, Decamillis M, Wilson T, Wilson JA, Wolfe SQ, Fargen KM.. World Neurosurg. 2017;108():901-908.

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.

All Publications

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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
John A. Wilson, M.D.

John A. Wilson, M.D.

Professor, Neurosurgery

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

John A. Wilson, M.D.154 Ratings


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Dr. Wilson is am amazing surgeon. Not only is he wonderful at what he does, he is down to earth and extremely easy to talk to.


Super surgeon.


Dr. Wilson is fantastic, I would never use anyone else! He does a wonderful job in every area of my health care.


This is my 4th surgery w/*Dr. Wilson. I love how knowledgeable *Dr. Wilson is. I feel like *Dr. Wilson is the best around.


This appointment was for a second opinion regarding a possible cervical surgery. Everyone treated me as if I was their patient. I felt the exams were thorough, explanation of my imaging was very informative and I have a high confidence in Dr. Wilson's opinion.


Dr. Wilson, IMHO, is beyond a superior neurosurgeon; he is outstanding.


I had a very good experience. *Dr. Wilson is an excellent doctor.


Excellent doctor.


The doctor takes the time with you, and always shows respect to you very pleased with him


Wonderful Doctor!


Dr. Wilson is an exceptional physician, and I would recommend him to anyone in need of neurosurgical care.


Dr. Wilson is wonderful; I recommend him highly.

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