Dr. Wohns is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard College in Biochemistry, a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine, and completed a residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Washington. He is a Board Certified neurosurgeon and an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, with a private practice in the Puget Sound region. Dr. Wohns received his MBA from the University of Washington in June 1997 and his JD from Seattle University School of Law in May 2011. Dr. Wohns was Medical Director of the Ultima Thule Everest Expedition in 1984, and performed high altitude brain research on Mt. Everest. He also has performed an appendectomy on a porter during an expedition to K2, the second highest mountain in the world. After pioneering an innovative outpatient spine surgery program in the Puget Sound region, he founded NeoSpine, LLC in 2001 with $20 million of venture capital in order to develop a national network of outpatient spine surgery centers. Symbion, Inc., acquired NeoSpine in 2008, and Dr. Wohns serves as chief consultant to Symbion for outpatient spine surgery center development. Dr. Wohns co-founded U.S. Radiosurgery, a company that developed and managed Gamma Knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery centers throughout the United States. Alliance Oncology, Inc. acquired U.S. Radiosurgery in 2011.
Dr. Wohns’ expertise in the field of neurosurgery includes outpatient and minimally invasive spine surgery, complex spine surgery, and cervical and lumbar disc arthroplasty (artificial discs). Dr. Wohns has performed more than 3000 outpatient cervical and lumbar surgeries and has published these series in the medical literature. He has successfully leveraged the positive aspects of spine surgeries performed in focused facilities including lower cost, higher patient satisfaction than inpatient experiences, and improved outcomes. Dr. Wohns lectures nationally and internationally on the clinical, business, and legal aspects of outpatient spine surgery.
Dr. Wohns was President and Vice-President of the Western Neurosurgical Society; Chairman of the Northwest Quadrant of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies; President of the Washington State Association of Neurological Surgeons; Vice President of Neurosurgical Consultants of Washington; Director on the Board and Vice President of Business Development for UltraImage, LLC; Director on the Board of SeaMed Corporation and U.S. Radiosurgery; and on the Scientific Advisory Board of Ranier Technology. He is Chief Medical Officer for angelMD and Director on the Board of Aqueduct Neurosciences. Dr. Wohns is a health policy consultant to Nuvasive, Inc, a consultant to several medical device companies, and medical-legal consultant. He has served on many committees and teaches medical-legal and business courses for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of many professional neurosurgical, medical, legal, and mountaineering societies. Dr. Wohns is a highly devoted martial arts master with a 4th degree black belt (Master Level) in Tae Kwon Do, and is an avid bicyclist, skier, and competitive tennis player.