Jon Willie, MD, PhD

Jon T. Willie, MD, PhD

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Specializes In
  • Neurosurgery


Sees Patients For

Functional, stereotactic, and epilepsy surgery, movement disorder surgery, deep brain stimulation, laser interstitial thermal therapy (laser ablation), intrathecal therapy, hydrocephalus, intraventricular endoscopy, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor, spasticity, encephaloceles, clinical trials.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Neurology
Director, Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery

Research Interests

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.

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Surgery

2012 Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Chief Residency: Neurosurgery

2011 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency: Neurosurgery

2010 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Medical Degree

2005 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Financial Disclosures
  • Medtronic
    • Speaker Fees: $10,000 - $19,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2023

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