Dr. William S. Anderson
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
Meyer Bldg, Room 5-109
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. William S. Anderson received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and subsequently performed a Surgical Internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His Neurosurgical Residency was also completed at The Johns Hopkins Hospital during which he additionally finished a two year Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship under Dr. Frederick Lenz, M.D., Ph.D. in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Anderson served as an attending neurosurgeon at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 2008-2010.
Along with the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Anderson offers comprehensive treatments for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies. Dr. Anderson is also a member of the Epilepsy Surgery team, and performs both resectional procedures such as temporal lobectomy, diagnostic procedures such as implantation of monitoring grids and depth electrodes, and therapeutic neuromodulation using vagal nerve and cortical stimulation. Procedures for pain and spasticity performed include intrathecal baclofen therapy and spinal cord stimulation therapy.
The Anderson laboratory focuses on the computational modeling of epilepsy as a method to understand the time and spatial evolutionary properties of seizures. Modeling methods include large array single compartment models and multicompartment simulations for the extraction of electrophysiological observables. Using these modeling tools, we explore how fast seizures spread, the spatial extent of spread, the spread of interictal spikes, and the introduction of therapies such as drug diffusion and electrical stimulation. The laboratory also explores the effects on memory encoding of theta phase specific stimulation during working memory tasks. Recordings derived from deep brain stimulation procedures are also used to learn more about motor imagery and motor planning.
Dr. Anderson currently sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center on Wednesdays.