Jose Espinosa, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

    About me

    Dr. Jose 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 of 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 poineering 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.



    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Medical School
    University of Panama, Republic of Panama
    McGill University-Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Neurosurgery
    McGill University-Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - General Surgery


    Research Interests
    Epilepsy Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Back Surgery