Wilson, J.Jefferson Wilson, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Jeff entered the neurosurgery program at University of Toronto after completing his MD at the University of Saskatchewan in 2007. During residency he earned a PhD through IMS and the Surgeon Scientist Program under the mentorship of Michael Fehlings and Abhaya Kulkarni with his research focused on the epidemiology and clinical epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury. Jeff's research has been funded by multiple grants from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Cervical Spine Research Society and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation; further, he has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including: the K.G. McKenzie Prize from the Canadian Federation of Neurological Sciences, the Synthes Spinal Cord Injury Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeon and the Shafie S. Fazel Outstanding Resident Surgeon and Investigator Award from the U of T Department of Surgery. After obtaining his FRCSC in neurosurgery in 2015, Jeff undertook a combined neurosurgery orthopedic fellowship in complex spine surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA under the mentorship of James Harrop and Alex Vaccaro. Jeff returns to Toronto as a Surgeon Scientist at St. Michael's Hospital with clinical focus on the full spectrum of spinal disorders. From a research perspective, he is primarily interested in topics related to the epidemiology and clinical epidemiology of spinal trauma and spinal cord injury. Currently he serves as the Deputy Editor of the journal Clinical Spine Surgery.