Marcus Neuroscience Institute Appoints Chief Of Neurology

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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