Cole Giller

Cole Giller

Academic Appointment(s)

Emeritus Faculty


Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. BS math UTAustin; MA/PhD math UC Berkeley; MD UCLA, MBA U Tenn; Neurosurgery residency Parkland; Faculty at UT Southwestern 12 years; Co-founded Baylor radio surgery center; married, four children.

  • (706) 721-3071
  • (706) 721-8084
  • BI 3088


  • MD, Medicine University of California, LosA, 1984


  • ABNS ABNS, 1998

  • Texas Board of Examiners 1985

  • PHY Comp State Board Med Examiners, 2008

Awards & Honors

  • Caught in the Act of Great Teaching MCG, 2018

  • Best Doctors in America, 1996-2016 Best Doctors, 2016

  • Educator of the Year, 2011 Medical College of Georgia, 2011

  • Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma University of Tennessee School of Business, Knoxville, 2006

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SURG 5100

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery SS
  • RSUR 5001

  • SURG 5200

    Neurosurgery Externship
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I
  • MEDI 5236

    Mod 3: Central Nervous System

Teaching Interests

Functional neurosurgery, operative neurosurgery, business aspects and tools for medicine, sociology and psychology of being a physician, history of medicine


Selected Recent Publications

  • The first formulation of image-based stereotactic principle: the forgotten work of Gaston Contremoulins, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Delayed chronic intracranial subdural hematoma complicating resection of a tanycytic thoracic ependymooma, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Transection of omohyoid muscle as an aid during vagus nerve stimulator implantation, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A strange case of downward displacement of a deep brain stimulation electrode ten years following implantation, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Some technical nuances for deep brain stimulator implantation, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Mathematical modeling of epilepsy, techniques of surgery for epilepsy and movement disorders, history of medicine and stereotaxis