BOCA RATON, FL – May 30, 2017 – Patricio Espinosa, MD, MPH, has been appointed Chief of Neurology at Boca
Raton Regional Hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI). Dr.
Espinosa joined the medical staff at the Institute in December 2014 and
served as Director of Neurology since December 2015.
In his new duties, Dr. Espinosa will lead the program’s growing team
of neurologists and provide support to the Institute’s clinical
and research efforts. He offers specialized expertise in adult neurology,
epilepsy and sleep disorders.
Dr. Espinosa attended medical school at Universidad Central del Ecuador
and performed his Internal Medicine and Neurology residencies at the University
of Kentucky. He received his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health and performed an epilepsy and sleep
disorders fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
His research has appeared in more than 25 prestigious, peer-reviewed publications
as the Journal of Neurology, Journal of Clinical Neurology and Journal
of Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition, he is a co-author of one textbook
and author of six book chapters related to his specialties.
Dr. Espinosa is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American
Epilepsy Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and American
Academy of Sleep Medicine. Prior to joining Boca Regional, Dr. Espinosa
was Stroke and Epilepsy Director of the Neurology Division at North Oaks
Neuroscience Institute in Louisiana.
Dr. Espinosa was recently honored as a Physician Hero by the Palm Beach
County Medical Society at the 2017 Heroes in Medicine awards ceremony.
This recognition was given on behalf of his commitment to providing exemplary
healthcare services and support to those in need.
“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Espinosa will be serving in this
important leadership role at MNI,” said Frank Vrionis, MD, MPH,
PhD, Director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. “His skills
as a clinician and researcher, coupled with his dedication to our mission,
patients and staff, are simply exceptional.”
About the Marcus Neuroscience Institute
The Marcus Neuroscience Institute is an innovative nexus for neurologic
and neurosurgical care. The 57,000-square-foot facility houses a 20-bed
Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four dedicated operating rooms
— including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative
CT capability — and a biplane angiography suite, a crucial component
in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions.
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