Jeffrey Cozzens, MD - Division ChairJeffrey W. Cozzens, MD
Professor and Division Chair
Residency Program Director
Division of Neurosurgery




Clinical Interests

  • General Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Microsurgery of the Spine

Research Interests

  • Treatment of Malignant Brain Tumors

Dr. Jeffrey W. Cozzens, Professor and Chair of SIU School of Medicine’s Division of Neurosurgery,  has a special interest in surgery for epilepsy, surgery of brain tumors, surgery for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and microsurgery of the spine.

Dr. Cozzens graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  He obtained his medical degree from University of Illinois School of Medicine.  He served his neurosurgery residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  Following this, he completed two fellowships – one in trauma neurosurgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and the second in epilepsy and stereotactic neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

Prior to joining SIU in 2010, Dr. Cozzens was Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  He was also Director of Medical Student and Resident Teaching for the Division of Neurosurgery at North Shore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. 

Dr. Cozzens is board certified in Neurological Surgery. He is a member of several medical societies, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Epilepsy Society, North American Spine Society, and American Society of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery.  His research interests include brain tumors, movement disorders, and epilepsy surgery. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Cozzens, please call SIU Health Care at 217-545-8000.

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