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William S Anderson, MD PhD

William Stanley Anderson, MD PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

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  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Centers & Institutes

  • Brain Stimulation Center
  • Epilepsy Center
  • Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center


Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia, Epilepsy Surgery, Essential Tremor, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy, Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy, Temporal Lobectomy, Therapeutic Neuromodulation


Dr. William Anderson provides comprehensive treatments - such as including deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapies -for movement disorders including, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.

Dr. William 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.
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  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2001)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurosurgery (Baltimore MD ) (2008)


    • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2012)
  • Research & Publications +


    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.

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    Meet our Experts: Dr. William Anderson

    Dr. William Anderson provides treatments such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.

    Epilepsy Surgery: Jeannie's Story

    After a viral brain infection left South Carolina native Jeannie with epileptic seizures that couldnt be controlled by medication, physicians from the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center removed the part of her brain where the seizures originated. Fifteen months later, Jeannie continues to be seizure-free and is back to enjoying life. Visit

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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    A Stimulating Approach to Alzheimer’s, Doorways to Discovery (November 2014)

    New Approaches to Taming Seizures, Collaborations in Discovery (November 2011)

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
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