James Wyche Manier Owens, MD, PhD

Neurosciences, Neurology, Environmental Medicine

On staff since October 2013

Children's Title: Director, Neurology Education

Academic Title: Associate Professor of Neurology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

    • Shalon Moses Lake, WA 01.04.18

      Dr. Owens is one of the most personable doctors I've ever had the chance to meet. He has been great in being apart of our sons care team and we enjoy seeing him each time we go to Seattle Children's. Having a terminally ill child is never easy but having a great doctor makes this more bearable.

    • Alana Langley, Wa 09.06.17

      Dr Owens is easily one of the most kind and personable physicians we have ever had the pleasure to work with in treating our young son's intractable epilepsy. His warmth is only surpassed by his depth of knowledge and tremendous medical expertise. Having a child with medical and developmental special needs is not easy and navigating treatment options and care can be frustrating under the best of scenarios, however Dr Owens is always a superstar on our care team and we are very grateful to be under his care and guidance.

    • Jen Brier, WA 08.06.14

      Dr. Owens was great to work with when our 2 week old was in ICU. He answered all of our copious questions with grace and information. He is obviously a genius, but remains approachable and kind. Seattle Children's is blessed to have him on staff!


Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle


Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Pediatric Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


Clinical Neurophysiology, Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Ctr, Houston
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, general child neurology

Research Description

Neurological education, clinical application of electroneurodiagnositic techniques