As a junior in high school, Dr. Horner developed an interest in the vast complexity of the brain and its unique capabilities. Selected for a National Science Foundation scholarship between his junior and senior years of high school, he spent eight weeks at Indiana University studying bioanthropology. After that experience he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon. He considers himself fortunate to have trained under Dr. Julius Goodman, an internationally renowned educator, personal mentor, and giant in the neurosurgical field.
The recipient of back-to-back Patients’ Choice awards, Dr. Horner received his graduate degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After a tour of duty with the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam, he returned to complete his residency in neurosurgery.
Dr. Horner is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and he has practiced in the Indianapolis area for over 30 years. He has also been a neurosurgical consultant to the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University.
Dr. Horner is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurosurgeons, the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiologists, and many others. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at his alma mater.