Chair of WVU Department of Neurosurgery recognized by alma mater

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Julian Bailes, M.D., chair of the West Virginia University Department of Neurosurgery, was honored by his alma mater on April 1 when he was inducted into the Louisiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association’s Hall of Distinction.

“Since its inception, 216 individuals have been inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction, a prestigious group of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our university, our state and our nation,” Charlie Roberts, president and CEO of the LSU Alumni Association, said. “This year’s honorees are no exception. This year, countless nominations were received from the fields of art, business and industry, music, politics, medicine, research and sports. Each of our honorees has distinguished himself in their careers, personal and civic accomplishments, volunteer activities and loyalty to LSU.”

Dr. Bailes, a native of Louisiana, earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies from LSU in 1978 and graduated from the LSU School of Medicine in 1982.

“For Louisianans, attending LSU is both an honor and a great opportunity. I deeply appreciate being inducted into the Hall of Distinction and hope that I have put to good use all that I learned while in school there,” he said.

Upon graduation from LSU, Bailes completed his residency training at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago and his fellowship training at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Prior to assuming his current position at WVU in 2000, he worked in Pittsburgh and Orlando. He is board certified in neurosurgery.

Bailes is co-founder and director of the Brain Injury Research Institute at WVU, chairman of the West Virginia Health Information Network, medical director of Pop Warner Football and director of the NFL Players Association’s Second Opinion Network.

For eight consecutive years, Bailes has been honored as one of the best neurosurgeons in the country by America’s Best Doctors and as one of the America’s Top Surgeons since 2006.

Bailes was one of seven individuals honored by LSU this year.


Photo caption: Julian Bailes, M.D., (third from right) and his fellow honorees pose for a photo at the LSU Alumni Association’s Hall of Distinction induction ceremony on April 1.

For more information: Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 04-25-11