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John Lee Villano, MD, PhD

Director, Clinical Neuro-Oncology Research Program

Department/Specialty

Brain Cancer Team
Medical Oncology
Neuro-oncology

Faculty Rank

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinic Information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000
or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumors
Neuro-Oncology

Education

Degree

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Residency

Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Certifications or Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Additional Information

Other Interests

Dr. John L. Villano specializes in the treatment of brain cancers. He will advance UK’s Clinical Neuro-Oncology Research Program, serving as its director. UK has a history of being a world-class neuro-oncology program, and the addition of Dr. Villano will help carry this tradition into the future.

Previously, Dr. Villano served as the director of medical neuro-oncology at the University of Illinois Medical Center. He earned an MD and PhD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and trained in neurology at the University of Michigan. He also completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Villano is a former American Society of Clinical Oncology track leader for CNS tumors. Currently, he is on the board of the Central Brain Tumor Registry US. He is also a member of the Neuro-Oncology Committee in the cooperative group ALLIANCE and a Society of Neuro-Oncology committee member.