44883-Timmons, Shelly

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD

Betsy Barton Professor of Neurological Surgery

IU Health Neuroscience Center--Goodman Hall
355 W. 16th Street, Suite 5100

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, joined IU's Department of Neurological Surgery  in September 2019. She is a specialist in neurotrauma and neurocritical care, with a focus on traumatic brain injury,

Timmons holds leadership roles in several national societies and organizations and completed a term as president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in April 2019. She has led or co-led numerous clinical research studies sponsored by the NIH and industry partners.

She came to Indiana from the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where she was vice chair for administration in the Department of Neurosurgery and director of neurotrauma. She previously served as director of neurotrauma and residency program director at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Penn.

Timmons began her career at Semmes Murphey Clinic, a leading provider of neurosurgical care in Memphis, Tenn., and was associate professor and chief of the neurotrauma division at University of Tennessee Health Science Center–Memphis, as well as assistant dean for graduate medical education.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Timmons earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria in 1991. She completed residency training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center–Memphis in 1997 and earned a PhD in anatomy and neurobiology there in 2002.

Titles & Appointments

  • Betsy Barton Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Education
    2002 PhD University of Tennessee
    1991 MD University of Illinois at Peoria
    1988 BA University of Illinois
    1987 BS University of Illinois
  • Awards
    Org: American College of Surgeons
    Desc: Board of Regents (elected member)
    Scope: National
    Date: 1905-07-15
    Org: American College of Surgeons
    Desc: Fellow
    Scope: National
    Date: 1905-06-29
    Org: American College of Surgeons
    Desc: Governor
    Scope: National

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