About James Ecklund, MD
James M. Ecklund, MD, FACS, serves as medical director of Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute and chairman of Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Neurosciences. Prior to joining Inova Medical Group, he served as professor and chairman of the Neurosurgery Program of the National Capital Consortium, which includes Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University. He is a retired colonel in the U.S Army and was deployed as a neurosurgeon to both Afghanistan and Iraq. His program received the vast majority of American neurotrauma casualties.
Dr. Ecklund's primary clinical and research interests include complex spine, cerebrovascular disease and neurotrauma with an emphasis on blast and penetrating injury. He directs a neurotrauma laboratory at the Uniformed Services University, has over 100 publications and abstracts, and has lectured throughout the world. He also has served on multiple oversight and advisory boards for the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NATO, Neurotrauma Foundation and Brain Trauma Foundation.