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Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute Appoints Executive Medical Director

Oct. 31, 2013 – Stacey Epps, M.D., has been named executive medical director of the Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute. Dr. Epps is also the chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and vice president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia.

“Dr. Epps has been instrumental in providing the very best neurological care for our patients,” said Timothy J. Shephard, Ph.D., vice president and executive director, Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute. “We are excited to apply that same passion and skill to the strategic direction and oversight of the Institute.”

Epps’ appointment adds clinical-based oversight and solid program development experience to an already successful program. “With this appointment, the Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute takes another step forward in advancing the fundamentals of its neurological services across eight of Bon Secours’ facilities in the Commonwealth to better serve the program and the community,” said Shephard.

“The Institute has made tremendous strides as an organization since launching in 2008, both operationally and in what it has provided in terms of community based patient care,” said Epps. “I am honored to help lead this organization as it expands its mission to reach more people in need.” Dr. Epps received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and completed his epilepsy fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Epps is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The Bon Secours Neurosciences Institute identifies and treats the full spectrum of nervous system disorders such as learning disabilities, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and sleep disorders. Physicians treat patients in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, neurointervention, neuroradiology, and neuropsychology. The Institute includes two dedicated neuroscience centers, six stroke centers, the largest private teleneurology network in Virginia, epilepsy monitoring units, a comprehensive neurodiagnostic center, the Neurovascular Center, the Sleep Disorder Laboratory, and several other neurology and neurosurgery practices.

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