Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, is Professor of Neurosurgery at Penn State University (PSU) Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is Vice Chair for Administration of the PSU Department of Neurosurgery, as well as the Director of Neurotrauma. She currently serves as President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). While Dr. Timmons performs many types of neurosurgical procedures, her specialty is in neurotrauma and neurocritical care. She has been a researcher and educator in the field for over two decades. Dr. Timmons has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to TBI, neurocritical care, blunt vascular injury and trauma systems.