Bon Secours Neurology Clinic physicians
Dr. Epps attended Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his completed his internal medicine internship at Inova Fairfax Hospital, located in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Epps completed his neurology residency with Georgetown University Medical Center and the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In addition, he completed a fellowship in epilepsy at the University of Virginia Health System. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, Dr. Epps had been in private practice for eight years in Richmond and is on the board of directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia. Dr. Epps was the chief of neurology at CJW's Medical Center, where he played a key role in the development of the neuroscience and stroke program. Dr. Epps specializes in neurological disorders such as migraines and other headache syndromes, stroke, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and has a subspecialty emphasis on seizures and epilepsy. He is also able to interpret carotid and transcranial ultrasounds as part of stroke and cerebrovascular care.
Dr. Ng received his medical degree from the National Defense Medical Center and completed his internal medicine residency at Brown University and his neurology residency at the Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas at Dallas. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, Dr. Ng was in private practice in Ocala, Florida, and was the founder of Ocala Neurodiagnostic Center. He served as the director of the Stroke Center at Munroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ng worked as a teaching assistant in neurology at Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas at Dallas, and served as Chief of Emergency Medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas, where he did his military service. He has also been a Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Florida. In 2006, Dr. Ng moved his private practice to Richmond.
Dr. Asghar attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at the University of South Alabama. In addition, Dr. Asghar completed a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Michigan and pain medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Health Sciences University. Dr. Asghar is a diplomate of the American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology and is board eligible in pain medicine.
Dr. Hennessey attended Virginia Commonwealth University for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr Hennessey completed his neurology residency at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University where during his third year, he was the Chief Resident. In addition, Dr. Hennessey completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Hennessey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr Hennessey's interests include migraines, dementia, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, seizures, stroke and other neurological disorders found in adults. He also has a special emphasis on neuro-ophthalmology. He has been trained to administer therapeutic Botox to patients with intractable migraines. He has received training to interpret carotid dopplers, transcranial dopplers and EEG recordings. Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, Dr. Hennessey had been in private practice for 29 years in Richmond.
After graduation from the Virginia Military Institute, Dr. Khawaja completed both a Master of Arts and an Educational Specialist degree from James Madison University, and was accepted into the Combined-Integrated Clinical & School Psychology doctoral program at JMU. While attending JMU, Dr. Khawaja won various awards, including a scholarship for work related to suicide prevention and an award for outstanding teaching. Dr. Khawaja then completed his internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School and two years of residency/fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Neuropsychological Services of Virginia, Inc., and also attended selected didactics at the University of Virginia Medical Center and the VCU Medical Center. As a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, Dr. Khawaja provides personalized and confidential services including comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, and educational evaluations for patients across the age spectrum in a relaxed, professional environment. Dr. Khawaja works closely with the treatment team to provide the most advanced and effective services, and to help obtain the optimal treatment outcome.
Our nurse practitioner, Kara Clark, attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and nurse practitioner degree in acute adult health. Ms. Clark is credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Acute Adult Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Clark has been working in neurology for three and a half years and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Golden Key National Honor Society.
Dr. Edmonson is a former Naval Officer who served as a physician in the US Navy for 11 years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Psychiatry internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Prior to specialty training in Neurology, Dr. Edmonson served onboard the historic Naval aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE followed by a tour with a ship squadron at Naval Station Norfolk. During her operational time, she deployed to the Persian Gulf twice in support of combat forces.
Dr. Edmonson completed her specialty training in Neurology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC. She then served tours at US Naval Hospital Okinawa in Japan and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia. During her Naval service, she received various honors and awards to include commendation and achievement medals and surface warfare qualification.
Dr. Edmonson is Board Certified in Neurology with special interests in electrodiagnostics (EEG, EMG/NCV), traumatic brain injury, and the use of botulinum injections for various neurological conditions.
Dr. Rachel Donaldson is a specialist in adult Neurology with particular interest in neuromuscular disease. She treats all general neurological disorders.
She received her medical degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship and Neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where she was also a fellow in Neuromuscular Medicine. Her subspecialty focus includes diagnosis and management of peripheral neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders (myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome), motor neuron disease/ALS and myopathic processes. She has expertise in electromyography (EMG) as well as botulinum toxin injections with EMG guidance.
Dr. Donaldson is board certified in Neurology and is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology as well as the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.