Jason P. Sheehan, MD ’98, PhD

Class Year




Posted on: January 31, 2018

Alumnus Jason P. Sheehan, MD ’98, PhD, a professor of neurological surgery and director of UVA’s Gamma Knife Center, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

Sheehan is a rare “quadruple ’Hoo,” having earned four degrees from the University: a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in biomedical engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, both in 1992; a Ph.D. in biological physics from the School of Medicine in 1997; and an M.D. from the School of Medicine in 1998.

He has written more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and has published several books and numerous invited manuscripts. He reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Nature Clinical Practice Oncology. He runs an active laboratory pursuing translational and basic science research in the area of brain tumors. He also helps to oversee clinical trials for brain tumor patients.

Sheehan was named to the “Best Doctors in America” list, published by Best Doctors Inc., in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.