Vanderbilt University Medical Center has just announced the opening of Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Cool Springs Clinic, a new facility located at 2009 Mallory Lane in Franklin, TN. Allen Kent Sills Jr., M.D., associate professor of Neurological Surgery in Vanderbilt’s Department of Neurological Surgery, who directs the Neurosurgery Community Practice, will see patients five days a week at the new clinic, and will also treat inpatients at Williamson Medical Center.
Sills’ patient care emphasis will be on those patients with general neurological problems of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. He has a specialty emphasis in treating athletes with neurological problems, including sports-related concussion. Care for athletes will complement services already provided by other nearby Vanderbilt programs — Vanderbilt Orthopaedics of Cool Springs and Vanderbilt Bone and Joint of Franklin.
“Our goal is to provide the best neurological surgery services to those who live in and south of Williamson County,” Sills said. “By providing these and other services in this community, we hope to make Vanderbilt Neurosurgery more convenient to those in the area while showing our commitment to this part of Middle Tennessee.”
Sills, a 1990 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed his internship, residency and a fellowship in neuro-oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In 1997, he relocated to Memphis where he served as the chief of Neurosurgery at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and later as director of Neurosurgery at Methodist University Hospital.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling 615-778-2265.
Dr. Sills, welcome to Cool Springs TN!