She is a specialist in neurotrauma and neurocritical care, with a focus on traumatic brain injury, and has led or co-led numerous clinical research studies sponsored by the NIH and industry partners.

Shelly D. Timmons is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Penn State University (PSU) Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where she actively practices neurosurgery and neurocritical care.

Her primary research interests include clinical trials in TBI, multi-modality monitoring in neurocritical care, prognostication in TBI, diagnosis and treatment of blunt vascular injury, effects of antithrombotic medications on TBI outcomes, and optimal organization of healthcare delivery for brain-injured patients.


  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurotrauma, Blunt Vascular Injury, Spinal Injury, Peripheral Nerve Injury,
Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
PhD, University of Tennessee, 2002
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 1991
BA, University of Illinois, 1988
BS, University of Illinois, 1987