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Andrew Nathan Wilner, MD, Neurology, Memphis, TN, Mayo Clinic Hospital

Andrew NathanWilnerMDAssociate Professor of Neurology

Neurology Memphis, TN

Epilepsy, Neurophysiology

Neurohospitalist/Medical Journalist

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  • Andrew Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN
    Bio: Updated November 15, 2018

    Dr. Wilner is currently Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and staff neurologist at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, TN.

    Dr. Wilner graduated from Yale University and Brown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and neurology. He completed a fellowship in electroencephalography at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada. He was medical director of the Carolinas Epilepsy Center, Charlotte, NC, followed by appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI. Subsequently, he worked at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, and other locations as a locum tenens neurologist.

    Dr. Wilner has been a medical advisor for the Accordant Health Services Epilepsy Disease Management Program, Greensboro, NC, for nearly 20 years. Dr. Wilner and Accordant colleagues have published papers in Epilepsy and Behavior detailing the excess cost burden of epilepsy compared to controls and highlighted the problem of comorbidities (Wilner et al. 2012, 2014, 2016).

    Dr. Wilner has worked for many years as medical journalist with more than 1,000 publications. He is also a radio host for

    Dr. Wilner is the author of two books on epilepsy; Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, and Epilepsy in Clinical Practice. His collection of over 100 essays on neurology, Bullets and Brains, was published in 2013.

    Dr. Wilner's latest book, "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens," is now available in hardcover, softcover, Kindle and other electronic versions.

    Dr. Wilner volunteers as the medical director of Lingkod Timog, a nonprofit medical mission organization that delivers health care to rural areas of the Philippines. For more information, see
  • Andrew Wilner, MD, Author

    Author/Physician Andrew Wilner, MD, discusses his latest book, "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens," and other publications.

    New Book! "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens"

    "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens" is the first book written by a locum tenens physician and professional journalist.

Education & Training

  • McGill University Faculty Medicine Hospital
    McGill University Faculty Medicine HospitalNeurology, 1985 - 1989
  • University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Irvine)Internship, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1982
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityClass of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2017 - 2023
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2015 - 2023
  • NV State Medical License
    NV State Medical License 2015 - 2021
  • NH State Medical License
    NH State Medical License 2015 - 2017
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2015 - 2018
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2013 - 2023
  • MS State Medical License
    MS State Medical License 2013 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Journalism Fellowship for Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting American Academy of Neurology, 2008
  • Creative Expression of Human Values Award American Academy of Neurology, 2001

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • The Lure of Locum Tenens: Temporary Placement for PhysiciansFebruary 2019
  • The Lure of Locum Tenens: Temporary Placement for PhysiciansFebruary 2019
  • The Locum Life Blog10/16/2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French, Filipino

Hospital Affiliations