Jason Sheehan MD

Jason Sheehan MD

Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Neuroscience
UVa Gamma Knife Center Co-Director
Riverside-UVa Gamma Knife Co-Director

M.D. Degree: University of Virginia, 1998

Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
Surgery, University of Virginia

Fellowship: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh
Neurosurgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Certification: Neurosurgery, 2008

Clinical Interests: Sterotactic and functional neurosurgery
Radiosurgery(intracranial and spinal)
Brain Tumors
Spinal Surgery

Research: Radiosensitization Brain tumor response to radiosurgery
Pituitary adenoma response to radiosurgery
Quality of life and neurocognition following radiosurgery and radiation therapy
Recent Publications from US National Library of Medicine and PubMed

Clinical Team:

Selene Evans, NP, Charlene Exline, NP, Christine Arcidicono, RN, Greg Patterson, RN


(434) 924-8129, (866) 244-4040

Fax: (434) 243-6726

Administrative Assistants Kim Herring at KBH8Z@virginia.edu or Barbara Behnke at BJB4K@virginia.edu

Bio: Jason Sheehan received his B.S., M.S., PhD, and M.D. from the University of Virginia. His B.S. is in Chemical Engineering with the highest honors awarded from the School of Engineering. He performed fellowships at Auckland University and the University of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Sheehan has written more than 100 peer reviewed papers. Also, he has published a book and numerous invited manuscripts. He reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Nature Clinical Practice Oncology, and Surgical Neurology. Dr. Sheehan has an active laboratory pursuing translational and basic science research, and has received over $450,000 in new funding in the last 2 years.

Dr. Sheehan won the University of Virginia Clinical Excellence Award in 2006. He sits on the SANS Wired editorial board and serves on various committees in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), World Federation of Neurological Societies, International Radiosurgery Association, and Southern Neurosurgical Society. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the American College of Surgeons, Leksell Gamma Knife Society, Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias, AANS/CNS Tumor Section, and the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons.