Andrew Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN, is a neurologist at Regional One Health and an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Wilner obtained his medical degree from Brown University Medical School and completed his internship at Long Beach Veterans Hospital at University of California, Irvine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center and a neurology residency at McGill University Affiliated Hospitals in Canada. Dr. Wilner also completed an epilepsy fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute in Montreal and is board certified in both internal medicine and neurology.
“Since I was a child, I was always fascinated by the mystery of living things,” Dr. Wilner shared. “After obtaining a biology degree at Yale, I went to medical school to learn about the most mysterious organism of all, the human being.”
A prolific medical journalist, Dr. Wilner has contributed hundreds of articles and interviews to Medscape.com, TheDoctorsChannel.com, Epilepsy and Behavior and more. He is the author of three nonfiction books: “Bullets and Brains,” “Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition” and “Epilepsy in Clinical Practice.”
“I’ve always been amazed at how large a role compassion plays in effective treatment,” Dr. Wilner said. “My favorite saying comes from Dr. Francis W. Peabody’s advice to Harvard students in 1925, ‘For the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.’”