Dr Andrew Wilner graduated from the Schools of Medicine at Yale University and Brown University, USA. He is board certified in both internal medicine and neurology. He completed a fellowship in electroencephalography at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada. He was medical director of the Carolinas Epilepsy Center, USA, followed by an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Brown University School of Medicine.
Subsequently, he worked at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, and other locations as a locum tenens neurologist. Andrew is currently Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and a staff neurologist at the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis.
Andrew has been a medical advisor for the Accordant Health Services Epilepsy Disease Management Program, Greensboro, for nearly 20 years. He and accordant colleagues have published papers in Epilepsy and Behavior (2012, 2014, 2016) detailing the excess cost burden of epilepsy compared to controls and highlighted the problem of comorbidities. He has worked for many years as medical journalist, and has more than 1,000 publications to his credit. He is also a radio host for ReachMD.com.
He received the American Academy of Neurology's Creative Expression of Human Values Award (2001), the American Academy of Neurology's Journalism Fellowship for Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting (2008), and is the author of two books on epilepsy; Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, and Epilepsy in Clinical Practice. His latest book, Bullets and Brains, a collection of over 100 essays on neurology, was published in 2013.
Andrew volunteers as the medical director of Lingkod Timog, a nonprofit medical mission organization that delivers health care to rural areas of the Philippines. For more information, see www.drwilner.org and www.bulletsandbrains.net.