Basic Human Neuroanatomy
A Clinically Oriented Atlas 

About Us

Craig Watson, MD, PhD, is HSC Professor of Neurology and HSC Professor of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.  He is the Founding Director of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Program; where he was a member of the Department of Neurology and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology from 1994 to 2012.  

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, his medical education at the University of California at Davis, and his doctorate of philosophy in Human Anatomy at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Watson completed his residency training in Neurology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, and was a Visiting Scientist in the Epilepsy Program at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, School of Medicine.  Dr. Watson specializes in medically intractable epilepsy, hippocampal sclerosis, lesional epilepsy, nonpharmacological epilepsy therapy, and neuroimaging in epilepsy, especially quantitative volumetric MRI of medial temporal lobe structures.  He also has research, clinical, and educational interests in neuroanatomical correlates of neurological disorders.

Dr. Watson is board certified in Neurology, has been cited in “Best Doctors in America”, distinguished as a life member of the National Registry of “Who’s Who”, elected as a member of the American Neurological Association (Fellow status), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.  He presently serves as a reviewer for several medical journals and a grant reviewer for scientific foundations.  He has received multiple awards for excellence in the teaching of Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology to medical students and residents.

In addition to those mentioned above, Dr. Watson is a member of several professional societies, including the American Epilepsy Society, International League Against Epilepsy, American Association of Anatomists, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, and American Society of Neuroimaging.

Amie Dozier, BFA, is the Director of the Medical Education Support Group at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She began her professional career as a Graphics Technician at Wayne State University School of Medicine in the Biomedical Communications Department in the 1990s and graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001. 

Ms. Dozier has extensive experience in print, web, illustration, and instructional design.  She supervised, planned, and executed the production layout, cover design, photograph labeling, and digital image conversion for both the print and electronic versions of the sixth edition of Basic Human Neuroanatomy: A Clinically Oriented Atlas.  She continues to promote excellence and quality in medical education by supporting faculty and students in their use and development of computer-based instructional technology.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Amie’s love for fine art has never wavered.  She continues to paint with oils, acrylic, and water colors for friends and family.

Michael Thomas is a freelance writer and web designer. Along with the Basic Human Neuroanatomy web site, he has worked on sites for the Michigan ALS Society and the Michigan Psychiatric Society as well as individual sites for writers and other professionals. He has also worked for the Ford Motor Company where he was responsible for content management, writing, and editing on Ford’s internet site, the company’s internal employee web site and the magazine Ford World.

Previously, Thomas held the position of editor for two trade publications, worked as a writer, editor, and legislative liaison for the Wayne County Medical Society and as a public relations specialist for the hospital system United Care. Thomas is also a published author of short fiction.

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