Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome
Timothy R. Owens, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon, to
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Neurosurgery and to the
Brunswick Campus medical staff.
As a neurosurgeon, Owens treats disorders of the brain and spine. “In
the brain, I treat tumors, bleeds and trauma. In the spine, I treat spinal
tumors and degenerative spine disease, but a large part of it is treating
patients for pain or spinal cord compression,” he explains.
According to Owens, his approach to patient care is simple. “When
I have a patient before me, I try to picture the advice I would give to
my own family member and that is how I treat each of my patients,” he says.
What brings Owens satisfaction is being able to help people have a better
quality of life. “The best part of my job is when the treatment
I have provided has alleviated my patient’s pain, or a tumor I have
removed hasn’t grown back, therefore extending their ability to
Owens’ pathway to neurosurgery was a bit unusual. “I studied
philosophy of the mind as an undergraduate which led to learning more
about the brain,” says Owens. “Concurrently, I grew up working
with tools with my father. When I put those two together, I chose neurosurgery
when I decided to pursue medicine.”
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Davidson
College in Davidson, North Carolina, Owens earned his master’s degree
in biomedical science at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Then he received his doctorate at Emory University School of Medicine
in Atlanta, Georgia. Following that, he completed a neurosurgery residency
at Duke University Medical Center as well as a fellowship in adult reconstructive
Prior to joining the
Health System, Owens worked for St. Vincent Spine and Brain Institute in Jacksonville,
Florida. He has served on several committees throughout his career and
has extensively researched and written several medical journal articles,
abstracts and a book chapter.
In his free time, Owens enjoys spending time with his family and watching
college football. An interesting fact about Owens is that he was an exchange
student to Russia when he was in high school. “I taught English
classes at the same school where famous Russian author, Anton Chekhov,
went to school,” says Owens.
Owens’ services include surgical treatment for patients with spine
problems, spinal cord injuries and disorders, and peripheral nerve and
brain conditions. Appointments are available with a physician’s
referral. For more information, call
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Neurosurgery at 912-466-5443 or visit