John A. Jane

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John A. Jane, Sr. (September 21, 1931 – September 18, 2015) was an American neurosurgeon, and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia.[1] He was Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia from 1969-2006.[2] Dr. Jane was the program director for the hospital's residency training program in Neurosurgery. He is the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery, a position he had held from 1992 to 2013.[3] During his tenure as the Journal of Neurosurgery's editor, he also founded the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Neurosurgical Focus, the first peer-reviewed, online neurosurgery journal. Dr. Jane treated actor Christopher Reeve after the horse riding accident that left Reeve a quadriplegic.[4][1]

In 2004, Dr. Jane was named a Cushing Medalist, the highest award given by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.[5]


  • Cytology of tumors affecting the nervous system (with David Yashon) (1969)
  • Scientific foundations and surgical treatment of craniosynostosis (with John A. Persing and Milton T. Edgerton) (1989)
  • Craniofacial surgery : science and surgical technique (2002). ISBN 978-0-7216-8701-8


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