William S Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.

William Stanley Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.

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  • A. Earl Walker Professor
  • Professor of Neurosurgery


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

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-287-4561
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6406
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
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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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  • A. Earl Walker Professor
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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


  • Neurological Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)

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  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurological Surgery) (2012)

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Anderson WS, Kudela P, Cho RJ, Bergey GK, Franaszczuk P. Studies of stimulus parameters for seizure disruption using neural network simulations. Biol Cybern 2007;97:173-194

Anderson WS, Azhar F, Kudela P, Bergey GK, Franaszczuk PJ. Epileptic seizures from abnormal networks: Why some seizures defy predictability. Epi Res 2012;99(3):202-213

Anderson WS, Kudela P, Weinberg S, Bergey GK, Franaszczuk PJ. Phase-dependent stimulation effects on bursting activity in a neural network cortical simulation. Epi Res 2009;84:42-55

Azhar F, Anderson WS. Prediction of single neuron spikes in sensorimotor cortex may reflect generic properties of locally connected networks. Neural Comp: 2012;24(10):2655-2677

Kudela P, Anderson WS. Computational modeling of subdural cortical stimulation: A quantitative spatiotemporal analysis of action potential initiation in a high density multicompartment model. Neuromod: Tech Neural Interface: 2015;doi: 10.1111/ner.12327

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