Jose Espinosa, MD

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    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 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.



    Education & training

    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
    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


    Clinical locations


    SIU Neurosurgery Clinic

    747 N. Rutledge Street Springfield, IL 62702 2nd floor

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL


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