William Ferrell, MD


General: Adult Neurology


  • Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University
  • Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital
  • Fellowship: Neuromuscular Diseases and Neurosonology, Bowman Gray

Locations:  1540 Sunday Drive, Raleigh NC 27607 | (919)782-3456

Dr. Ferrell, a Raleigh native, received a BS in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After receiving an MD from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, Dr. Ferrell remained in Winston-Salem, where he completed an internship in medicine and a residency in neurology at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Before returning to Raleigh to join Raleigh Neurology in 1990, Dr. Ferrell completed fellowships in neuromuscular diseases and neurosonology at Bowman Gray. Board certified in neurology since 1991, his professional memberships include the American Academy of Neurology and the American Society of Neuroimaging.

Dr. Ferrell has been listed yearly in Best Doctors in America since 2001.  Beginning in 2012, he served for 8 years on the North Carolina Neurological Society Executive Board; this included a 2-year stint as President.  Also, in 2012 he completed the Leadership College Scholars Program sponsored by the North Carolina Medical Society.  In 2016 he was appointed as chairman of the North Carolina Medical Society Legislative Cabinet; he served as chairman until the end of 2022.  Around that same time, he was placed on the Board of North Carolinians for Affordable Healthcare.  Most recently at the beginning of 2023 he was appointed to the North Carolina Medical Society Board of Directors.  Since the mid-1990s, he has served as the President of Raleigh Neurology Associates.