Jose Espinosa, MDJosé A. Espinosa, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FAANS
Associate Professor
Division of Neurosurgery


Clinical Interests

  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Digital imaging to access difficult areas of the brain
  • Microsurgery of the Spine
  • Radiosurgery
  • Brain and Pituitary Tumors




Dr. José Espinosa is a neurosurgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Dr. Espinosa completed his residency training at McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute in 1994. During his residency he was awarded the Penfield Award in Neurosurgery and the Francis McNaughton Scholarship.

Dr. Espinosa has a special interest and surgical expertise in the treatment of epilepsy. His research interests include utilizing state-of-the-art imaging techniques to access difficult areas in the brain. He is also interested in laboratory techniques that improve neuronal survival following injuries to the central nervous system.

Dr. Espinosa has been awarded the J. Kiffin Penry Eagle Award for pioneering new therapies in the treatment of epilepsy. He is a life member of the National Registry of Who’s Who.

Dr. Espinosa is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and is board certified in neurosurgery.

For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Espinosa, please call 217-545-8000.

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