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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

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Clinical Interests

Brain Tumors
Neuro-Oncology

Education

Degree

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Residency

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

Fellowship

Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago

Certifications or Special Training

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

Additional Information

Profile

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.