Dr. Wilks began his career in medicine in 1973 as a flight surgeon in the US Air Force, serving at Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan, and Robins AFB in Warner-Robins, GA.
An accomplished neuroradiologist, Dr. Wilks worked as a diagnostic radiologist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA from 1981 until his retirement in 2008. He also worked in the departments of radiology at the Shepherd Center (1982-2008) and Fayette Community Hospital (1997-2008).
Dr. Wilks received his MD degree in 1972 from the Emory University School of Medicine, and went on to complete an internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at Emory in 1980. He completed a fellowship in neuroradiology at Emory in 1981.
Dr. Wilks has been active in various types of humanitarian outreach to Honduras for many years. In addition to serving as an officer and director for ECHO, he sits on the Board of Directors of Honduras Outreach, Inc. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Child Spring International, the Board of Advisors for the Shepherd Center, and served on the Emory University Board of Visitors from 2004 until 2007.
Dr. Wilks’ personal interests include golf, scuba diving, and photography. He took many of the photos that you see on this website.