Dr. Wilner graduated from Yale University and Brown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and neurology. He completed a fellowship in electroencephalography at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada. He was medical director of the Carolinas Epilepsy Center, Charlotte, NC, and then served as Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI.
Currently, he is a neurologist, medical journalist, and medical advisor for Accordant Health Services Epilepsy Disease Management Program, Greensboro, NC. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Wilner has a lifelong interest in writing fiction and nonfiction, and writes for many medical and other publications. He received the American Academy of Neurology's Creative Expression of Human Values Award (2001), the American Academy of Neurology's Journalism Fellowship for Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting (2008), and is the author of two books on epilepsy; Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, and Epilepsy in Clinical Practice. He was a Section Editor for the 3-volume Atlas of Epilepsies (Springer, 2010). His newest book, Bullets and Brains, a collection of over 100 essays on neurology, was published in 2013.
Dr. Wilner volunteers as the medical director of Lingkod Timog, a nonprofit medical mission organization that delivers health care to rural areas of the Philippines. For more information, see www.drwilner.org and bulletsandbrains.net.