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Dr. Richard Zweifler named Chair of Neurology

Story Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:27:00 CDT

Richard M. Zweifler, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Neurology, effective August 1. Dr. Zweifler succeeds Thomas R. Pellegrino, MD, who held the post until the time of his death in November 2011.

"Dr. Zweifler has an outstanding reputation and is well-respected by his peers and colleagues," Provost and Dean Richard V. Homan, MD, said in an announcement. Dr. Zweifler currently serves as Chief of Neurology for Sentara Healthcare and has been a professor of Neurology at EVMS since 2008.

Dr. Zweifler received his MD from Tulane Medical School and completed residency training in neurology and a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at the University of California in San Diego. He is board certified in both neurology and vascular neurology and holds specialty certifications in Neurosonology and Neurosonology Examination.

Dr. Zweifler joined EVMS after serving as Professor and Director of the Stroke Center at the University of South Alabama. He serves on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Stroke and as reviewer for journals including NEUROLOGY, STROKE and HEADACHE.

In addition to his membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society for medicine, Dr. Zweifler is a member of extensive professional societies and committees and has authored over 80 book chapters, manuscripts, abstracts and peer reviewed publications. He has actively participated in 20 NIH grant funded research studies and received over $3 million in extramural funding for research in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.