Dr. Wilner graduated from Yale University and Brown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in 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, Charlotte, NC, and then Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI.
Currently, he is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. Recently, he worked as Supplemental Faculty under Joseph Sirven, MD, at the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix. His duties included stroke service faculty, inpatient general neurology consultations, outpatient
general neurology clinic, and telemedicine and telestroke consultations.
Dr. Wilner has been a medical advisor for Accordant Health Services Epilepsy Disease Management Program, Greensboro, NC, for more than 15 years. Dr. Wilner and Accordant colleagues have published papers in Epilepsy and Behavior detailing the excess cost burden of epilepsy compared to controls and highlighted the problem of comorbidities (Wilner et al. 2012, 2014, 2016).
Dr. Wilner has worked for many years as a medical journalist and has nearly 1,000 journalism publications. 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. He was a Section Editor for the 3-volume Atlas of Epilepsies (Springer, 2010). His latest book, Bullets and Brains, a collection of over 100 essays on neurology, was published in 2013. His latest book is "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens." For more information, please go to: www.andrewwilner.com