“Dr. Jim” graduated from the University of Illinois - Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine in Chicago in 1986. While attending medical school, he was named a member of the Alpha Omega medical honor society. In 1990, Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Michael Reese and the University of Illinois hospitals. He spent his last year as a fellow in cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care.
After finishing his training, Dr. Wilson became a staff anesthesiologist at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. He helped develop the heart program at Edward Hospital and was the anesthesiologist chosen to accompany the Edward Heart Team on their humanitarian mission to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Jim began to hone his pain management skills while at Edward Hospital and during his appointment as Director of Anesthesia at the Center for Surgery in Naperville from 1994-until 2002.
Dr. Wilson has received subspecialty training at pain management centers as prestigious as Stanford University. An early practicing pain management physician, Dr. Wilson was the first Interventional Pain Management Physician in Illinois to perform the Nucleoplasty Percutaneous Disc Decompression in 2000.
Dr. Wilson is a Lifetime Member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ISIPP), and a member of the International Spinal Injection Society (ISIS) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Wilson holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.