Marcus Neuroscience Institute Names Director of Neurology

Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI) today announced the appointment of Patricio S. Espinosa, MD, MPH as Director of Neurology. He has been serving on the medical staff of MNI since December 2014.

In this capacity, Dr. Espinosa will lead the Institute’s team of neurologists and offer specialized expertise in epilepsy and sleep disorders.

Dr. Espinosa earned his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Ecuador and a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the University of Kentucky, where he served as Chief Resident in Neurology. Dr Espinosa was also fellowship-trained in epilepsy and sleep disorders at the Harvard Medical School.

His research has appeared in more than 25 prestigious, peer-reviewed publications including 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.

“Dr. Espinosa brings stellar credentials to this vitally important position at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute,” said Robert Levy, MD, PhD and the Director of MNI. “He is a marvelous clinician, accomplished researcher and presents a most engaging personality in the care of his patients. I, along with his colleagues, look forward to the contributions he will make in enhancing the capabilities and depth of services we offer at MNI.”

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