Scientific Education & Advisory Board

Holly  Gilmer, MD

Holly Gilmer, MD


Dr. Gilmer is Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Oakland University Medical School.  She graduated cum laude from Harvard University, and received her medical degree from the University of Michigan.  She then completed residency in neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, followed by fellowships in peripheral nerve surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center and pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Detroit Medical Center.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Gilmer’s research and clinical specialties include Chiari malformations, dysraphism, hydrocephalus, neuro-oncology, peripheral nerve surgery, and craniofacial reconstruction.  She has given over 80 lectures nationally and internationally, and is a regular reviewer for Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, and the Journal of the National Medical Association.

Dr. Gilmer has just completed her term on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.  She is currently President of the Peripheral Nerve Task Force, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerve.  She has served on the Executive Committees of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, and has been Vice-Chair of the CNS Education Committee.  She is past President of Women in Neurosurgery and the Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons.