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Wesley A. Gustafson, American neurosurgeon.


Gustafson, Wesley A. was born on March 5, 1909 in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. Son of Axel and Victoria (Johnson) Gustafson.


Doctor of Medicine, University Illinois, 1934.


2 sons, 1 daughter Intern, Illinois Research and Education Hospital, Chicago, 1933-1934, resident neurosurgery, 1934-1935, resident general surgeon, 1935-1937, associate neuro-surgical. Fellow neuro-pathology Albert Merritt Billings Hospital, Chicago, 1937-1938. Clerk National Hospital, London England, 1938.

Fellow neuro-surgery, Lahey Clinic, Boston, 1938-1939. Attending neurosurgeon Henrotin, Augustana, Garfield Park, Ravenswood hospitals, Chicago. Attending neurosurgeon McAllen Municipal Hospital.

Consultant neurosurgeon Great Lakes Naval, United States Marine, Bethany Methodist hospitals. Later clinical professor neurosurgery University of Illinois Delaware surgery International Congress Neurosurgeons.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles in field to professional journals.


Served as Lieutenant Military Cross, Australia, 1946. Specialist nerve surgery of heart disease. Diplomate Pan American Medical Association.

Member American Medical Association, Warren Cole Society, American Academy Neurological Surgery, Chicago Surgical Society, Harvey Cushing Society, Institute Medicine Chicago, Mississippi Valley Medical Society, Interurban, Southern, Chicago neurological societies, Southern Neurosurg. Society, Nu Sigma Nu, Sigma Xi. Club: University.


Married Jennie Robinson.

Axel Gustafson

Victoria (Johnson) Gustafson

Jennie Robinson