John Wanebo, MD, has refined his skills since he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by serving in both academic and military treatment centers. Although he first planned to become a pilot upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, exposure to his father’s work in surgical oncology influenced him to pursue medicine.
Before joining Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Dr. Wanebo cared for complex cranial and spinal injuries sustained by U.S. troops during regional conflicts of the past decade. He currently specializes in cerebrovascular disorders, neurotrauma, and brain tumors and has published extensively on these subjects.
More recently, Dr. Wanebo has focused his academic efforts on studying moyamoya disease through clinical and laboratory research. He has published over 30 articles and seven book chapters, and he is the lead editor of a forthcoming moyamoya textbook.
Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery
Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery
Residency, National Naval Medical Center, Neurosurgery
General Medical Officer, Naval Support Force Antarctic
Internship, National Naval Medical Center
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
BS, Mathematics, United States Naval Academy
Barrow Neurological Institute
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
North American Skull Base Society (NASBS)
Captain, United States Naval Reserve
Berg Prize, Residents Day Symposium, Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
Augustus McCravey Resident Paper Award (First Place Clinical Paper), Southern Neurosurgical Society Meeting
First Place, Basic Science Paper Award, Southern Neurosurgical Society Meeting
Cox Fund French Language Scholarship, United States Naval Academy
Commandant’s List, United States Naval Academy