John "Jay" Wellons, III, M,D., M.S.P.H., is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics and Chief of Neurosurgery. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School, he finished his Master of Science in Public Health in Clinical Research from the University of Alabama. Dr. Wellons completed his residency in neurosurgery and fellowship in stroke research at Duke University Medical Center. Additionally, he finished his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Alabama.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Wellons specializes in neuroendoscopy in the treatment of traumatic brain tumors, hydrocephalus, chiari-related disorders and brachial plexus and peripheral nerves.
His research interests include endoscopic minimally invasive procedures, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve treatment and work with the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN). Dr. Wellons also serves as the Medical Director of the Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids.