John Lee Villano, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Neuro-Oncology Research Program
Brain Cancer Team
Associate Professor of Medicine
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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Certifications or Special Training
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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.