Jonathan D. Chilton, MD FAANS




  • Head Trauma
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Brain tumor surgery (benign and malignant tumors)
  • Spine tumor surgery (benign and malignant tumors)
  • Degenerative disc disease (sciatica, pinched nerves, etc.)
  • Complex spine surgery (spinal stenosis, degenerative spondylolisthesis, degenerative scoliosis, etc.)
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Spine trauma

Dr. Chilton is an accomplished and retiring neurosurgeon who serves as the Director of the Midwest Gamma Knife Center, which was the first dedicated cranial radiosurgery facility in the Midwest (over 2500 patients treated to date).

Dr Chilton earned his Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University in New York City and subsequently earned his medical degree at The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. in 1988.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgery.

He has been honored as a Top Neurological Surgeon by multiple organizations including US News and World Report and The Consumer’s Research Council.

He is the Director of The Center for Facial Pain at the Midwest Neuroscience Institute, which offers comprehensive care for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of facial pain, including Trigeminal Neuralgia. Other areas of subspecialty interest include brain tumors and complex spine surgery.

He is currently the senior partner at Midwest Neurosurgery Associates, a well-respected eight-member neurosurgery group serving greater metropolitan Kansas City and rural communities in Kansas and Missouri.


Columbia University School of Public Health
New York, N.Y., M.P.H. (Master’s of Public Health), 1977

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y., M.D. 1981

Residency (Neurosurgery)
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1982-1988

Registrar.  Clinical neurosurgery.
Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, London, England, 1987

Pediatric neurosurgery.  One year research and clinical fellowship. Childrens Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1986

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C

Internship (General Surgery)
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. 1981-1982

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Glenn H. Leak Memorial Cancer Fellowship. The American Cancer Society 1979

Analysis of risk factors for myocardial infarction.
Department of Medicine and Division of Biostatistics 1978

Potassium Depletion and Myocardial Damage 1975
Department of Pathology


Chilton, J., Caughron, M., Kepes, J.:  Ganglioglioma of the Optic Chiasm:  Case Report and Review of the Literature. Neurosurgery 26:  1042-1045, 1990.

Johnson D., McCullough D., Chilton J.:  Tethering of the Spinal Cord and its Association with “Rumplessness”. Concepts in Pediatric Neurosurgery 7:179-189, 1987.

Dagi T.F., Chilton J., Caputy A., Won D.:  Long Term, Intermittent Percutaneous Administration of Epidural and Intrathecal Morphine for Pain of Malignant Origin.The American Surgeon 52:155-158, 1986.

Chilton J., Dagi T.F.:  Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 3:340-351, 1985.

Moss A.J., DeCamilla J., Chilton J., Davis H.T.:  The Choronogy and suddenness of Cardiac Death. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 382:465-473, 1982.

Lumbar Microdiscectomy. Presentation at The Royal Society of Medicine, London, England.