Dr. John A. Jane, Jr. is currently the W. Gayle Crutchfield Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics; Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery; Director of the Neuroendocrine Program; and Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program at the University of Virginia. He was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and received his B.A. at the University of Chicago where he graduated with honors in 1992. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia where he subsequently began neurosurgical residency in 1997. After spending a year as a Fellow in Neurosurgery at Auckland Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, he returned to UVA to finish his chief year in Neurosurgery in 2003 with John A. Jane, Sr.. He then completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship acting as the Chief Fellow of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with James M. Drake.
After fellowship, Dr. Jane, Jr. joined the faculty at the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and was named the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, a practice that he shared with John A. Jane, Sr.. In 2007, he was named the co-Director of the Neuroendocrine Program. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008, attained tenure in 2012, and became Professor in 2015. In 2014, he became the Director of the Neurosurgery residency training program and in 2018 became the W. Gayle Crutchfield Professor of Neurosurgery.
In addition to his pediatric practice, he has clinical and academic interest in the treatment of patients with pituitary and parasellar tumors, an interest which began under the tutelage of Edward R. Laws, Jr. and continued with his colleague Edward H. Oldfield. He is the author of over 130 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics including pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, craniosynostosis, Chiari malformations, hydrocephalus, and neurosurgical education and training.