From humble beginnings in rural eastern Tennessee, Dr. Steven B. Housley completed his undergraduate studies in Anthropology at The University of Tennessee. Prior to attending medical school, he completed a Master of Science and spent two years in Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative disease research at the University of South Florida. His specific research foci were frontotemporal dementia and similar tauopathies. During medical school at the University of South Florida, Dr. Housley completed a scholarly concentration in Law & Medicine, where he focused on analysis of the intricate medico-legal environment of today’s healthcare system. His specific interests on this front relate to healthcare management, cost-effectiveness, and the ever-increasing integration of healthcare law into medical practice. This has translated into several research projects involving the feasibility of Medicaid expansion and cost-effectiveness of Vagus nerve stimulation in the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. Dr. Housley has diverse interests in the field of neurosurgery, and looks forward to a long and fruitful career. Outside of clinical practice, he enjoys time with family and being outdoors.