Dr. Detwiler earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship at Maricopa County Hospital and his neurosurgical residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute. In addition, he pursued advanced training and completed two fellowships: complex spine surgery under Dr. Volker K.H. Sonntag, and cerebrovascular and skull base tumor surgery under the guidance of Dr. Robert F. Spetzler. Premedical education included a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and a M.S. in Chemical (Biomedical) Engineering from Columbia University.
Clinical interests include general neurosurgery, aneurysms, AVMs, spinal surgery (instrumentation, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy), hyperhidrosis, seizures, pituitary and other skull base tumors, and radiosurgery.
Dr. Detwiler has an active interest in clinical and basic science research with over 100 publications and 130 oral presentations and posters. He co-authored a new classification system for vascular lesions of the spinal cord that was invited for presentation at the prestigious Olivecrona Lecture in Stockholm, Sweden and at the Schneider Lecture at the annual convention of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He served as scientific section co-chairman for the year 2000 annual convention of the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Detwiler began his affiliation with Tyler Neurosurgical Associates July 2000.