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Julian R. Youmans, M.D., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Julian R. Youmans

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Youmans was Professor, Chair and Training Director of Neurological Surgery between 1967 and 1982. During that time, he was able to build the department and develop an accreditated residency training program. A well-known safety advocate, Dr. Youmans, Chair of the Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons, was instrumental in legislating the use of automobile seatbelts, which was first signed into law in 1966 in Mississippi during his appointment at the University of Mississippi. He also was an early supporter of driver education programs. Later, he supported the legislation requiring the use of helmets for motorcycle riders in 1988. Dr. Youmans retired from clinical practice in the late 1980s, but remained active with the third and subsequent fourth edition of the Neurological Surgery textbooks. As Professor Emeritus, Dr. Youmans still attends departmental functions and occasionally speaks at resident graduations and other appropriate events.

Title:

Professor Emeritus

Specialty:

Neurological Surgery

Department:

Neurological Surgery

Division:

Neurological Surgery

Education:

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 1952
Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1957
M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1955

Internships:

University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1952-1953

Residency:

University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1953-1955

Fellowships:

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, University of London, London, 1955-1958

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Board of Neurological Surgery – Diplomat
American College of Surgeons
American Trauma Society, Association for Academic Surgery
California Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery, Inc.
Neurosurgical Society of America
Royal Society of Medicine
Sacramento Neurological Society
San Francisco Neurological Society
Society of Neurological Surgeons
Society of University Neurosurgeons
Western Neurosurgical Society

Select Recent Publications:

Youmans JR. Neurological Surgery: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Neurosurgical Problems, editor-in-chief, JR Youmans. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1996. 5 v.

Youmans JR. Neurological Surgery: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Neurosurgical Problems, edited by JR Youmans. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1990. 6 v.

Youmans JR. Neurological Surgery: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Neurosurgical Problems, edited by JR Youmans. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1982. 6 v.

Youmans JR. Neurological Surgery: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Neurosurgical Problems, edited by JR Youmans. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1973. 3 v.

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