John Sheehy, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

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John Sheehy, MD

Dr. Sheehy subspecializes in functional neurosurgery, including movement disorders and pain. He is trained in both awake and asleep deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders.

More recently, Dr. Sheehy has been examining neuromodulation approaches for neuropathic facial pain, including high cervical spinal cord stimulation.

Dr. Sheehy joins UC Health after completing his residency at one of the nation's largest neurosurgical centers, the Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as additional training in functional neurosurgery at the University of Louisville. He will serve as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Sheehy enjoys helping people with serious problems by modulating nervous system function. He also enjoys having the opportunity to explore and advance knowledge of the brain, while also helping each patient as if they are family members.

He is a Cincinnati, Ohio, native and graduated from Covington Latin School in Covington, Kentucky.




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Bachelor of Arts

The Catholic University of America


Doctor of Medicine

Columbia University



Barrow Neurological Institute


Advanced Subspecialty Training

University of Louisville



Neurological Surgery