James W. Wheless, M.D.

James W. Wheless, M.D.

Professor and Chief
Department of Pediatric Neurology

Chair
Divison of Pediatric Neurology
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Director
Le Bonheur Comprehensive Epilepsy Program


Director
Le Bonheur Neuroscience Center

Clinical Director and Chief
Department of Pediatric Neurology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pediatric Neurology
777 Washington Avenue, Suite 335
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: (901) 287-5207
Fax: (901) 287-5325
Email: James W. Wheless



Education

  • M.D. Institution: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
  • Residency & Fellowship Training: University of Oklahoma Tulsa Medical College, Tulsa; Child Neurology Fellow, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago; EEG/Epilepsy Fellow, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Research Interests

My interests are seizure disorders and epilepsy in children and adolescents. This includes drug therapy, the ketogenic diet, epilepsy surgery, vagus nerve stimulation and magnetoencephalography.

Representative Publications

  • Narayana S, Rezaie R, McAfee SS, Choudhri AF, Babajani-Feremi A, Fulton S, Boop FA, Wheless JW, Papanicolaou AC. Assessing Motor Function in Young Children With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Sep 18. pii: S0887-8994(14)00537-2. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.08.031. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25439485.
  • Babajani-Feremi A, Rezaie R, Narayana S, Choudhri AF, Fulton SP, Boop FA, Wheless JW, Papanicolaou AC. Variation in the topography of the speech production cortex verified by cortical stimulation and high gamma activity. Neuroreport. 2014 Dec 17;25(18):1411-7. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000276. PubMed PMID: 25371284; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4232293.
  • Narayana S, Papanicolaou AC, McGregor A, Boop FA, Wheless JW. Clinical Applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Pediatric Neurology. J Child Neurol. 2014 Oct 23. pii: 0883073814553274. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25342309.
  • Montouris GD, Wheless JW, Glauser TA. The efficacy and tolerability of pharmacologic treatment options for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Epilepsia. 2014 Sep;55 Suppl 4:10-20. doi: 10.1111/epi.12732. Review. PubMed PMID: 25284033.
  • Pellock JM, Wheless JW. Introduction: Recommendations regarding management of patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Epilepsia. 2014 Sep;55 Suppl 4:1-3. doi: 10.1111/epi.12661. PubMed PMID: 25284031.
  • Wheless JW, Isojarvi J, Lee D, Drummond R, Benbadis SR. Clobazam is efficacious for patients across the spectrum of disease severity of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: Post hoc analyses of clinical trial results by baseline seizure-frequency quartiles and VNS experience. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Dec;41:47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.09.019. Epub 2014 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 25282105.

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