(October 2, 2013) Neurosurgeon James Leiphart, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, has joined Inova Alexandria Hospital as the Director of Epilepsy Surgery and Co-Director of Epilepsy Services, as part of Inova Neuroscience Institute.
Board-certified in neurological surgery, Dr. Leiphart has nine years of surgical and clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of epilepsy and complex pain syndrome, in addition to general neurosurgery, including intracranial hemorrhages, tumor resections and spine surgery. He also has an interest in deep-brain stimulation for movement disorder patients. He will be an integral part of the stroke team.
The hospital’s infrastructure has been enhanced to support Dr. Leiphart and neurosurgical service. It will include full-time physician assistant support, operating room equipment upgrades to support the full neurosurgery program, additional training for the Intensive Care Unit and Neurovascular Care Unit nursing staff, and EEG machines with video capabilities. Coming soon will be continuous Epilepsy Monitoring Units.
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