William Lee Titsworth, MD, PhD
Lee Titsworth, MD, PhD was born in Paducah, KY and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Samford University with a degree in Psychology and Biology where he was awarded the Janice Teal award for outstanding graduate. He then spent two years as a missionary in Lesotho Africa where he worked as an AIDS/HIV educator and developed youth programs in the Baptist Church.
Dr. Titsworth then entered the combined M.D./Ph.D. program at University of Louisville receiving the Hays Threlkeld Memorial Scholarship. His graduate work focused on blocking phospholipase activity after spinal cord injury. His work was subsequently awarded an NIH pre-doctoral fellowship. He also was an invited speaker at the National MD/PhD conference and the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust Symposium. Dr. Titsworth’s clinical interest focused on utilization of intraoperative MRI in pediatric neurosurgery. He was a junior inductee into AOA and graduated Cum Laude in 2010. He is scheduled to complete his residency program at University of Florida in 2017.
Dr. Titsworth plans to pursue a career in academic pediatric neurosurgery fostering his love of teaching and desire to work with pediatric neuropathology. His research interests center on the use of Quality Improvement efforts to decrease mobidity in Neuro ICU patients.
Lee is married and has two young children and enjoys spending time with his family and playing guitar at church.