Wilson Z. Ray, MD, is a Professor of Neurosurgery and the Chief of Spine Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Director of the joint Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, and Orthopedic Peripheral Nerve Fellowship. Dr. Ray completed his neurosurgery residency and a peripheral nerve fellowship at Washington University. He then completed a fellowship in complex spinal surgery at the University of Utah. He has National Institute of Health and Department of Defense funding for his work in cervical myelopathy and nerve transfers for tetraplegia.