Jay L. Shils

Jay L. Shils

Jay L. Shils, Ph.D., D.ABNM, FASNM, FACNS was most recently the director of intra-operative neurophysiology in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Lahey Hospital and Health System in Burlington, MA and an Associate Professor in the department of neurosurgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, and both his masters and PhD in Bio-Engineering at The University of Pennsylvania using higher order signal extraction and processing techniques on human EEG data to investigate interactions in the visual system and study EEG in epilepsy. He began his work in the field of intraoperative neurophysiology in 1994 specializing in single unit recordings during surgery for movement disorders in the department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine. Dr. Shils is presently the director of intraoperative neurophysiology at Rush University Medical Center and an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology. Dr. Shils’ research interests include investigating methods for improving real-time intraoperative neurophysiologic techniques as well as theoretical research into neuromodulation mechanisms of action. Dr. Shils has published over 30 peer reviewed papers and multiple chapters on intraoperative neurophysiologic surgical technique, post-operative management of movement disorders patients, and computational modeling as related to neuromodulation effects on various neural circuits. He co-edited two books: “Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery: A modern approach” with Dr. Vedran Deletis; and “Essential Neuromodulation” with Dr. Jeffrey E. Arle. Prior to going to graduate school Dr. Shils was an electrical engineer at the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics where he was involved in various modifications to existing electrical systems. Dr. Shils is the past President of the International Society for Intraoperative Monitoring and was the founding secretary of the society. He is a past board member of and present chairman for the American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring ethics committee and is the 2106/2017 president of the ASNM. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Rush University Medical Center, Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring; Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center in the Department of Anesthesiology, Chicago, IL, USA


Editors: Jeffrey Arle & Jay Shils Release Date: 01 Feb 2017
Print Book:
USD 84.96
USD 99.95
Editors: Jeffrey Arle & Jay Shils Release Date: 09 Jun 2011
Print Book:
USD 153.00