Julian Youmans, M.D., Ph.D.

Julian R. Youmans, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties

Neurological Surgery

Title

  • Professor Emeritus
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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 accredited 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.

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

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.