Overview

About the Epilepsy Center

Designated a Level 4 center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, the VCU Epilepsy Center provides a complex, extensive approach to neurodiagnostic monitoring and medical treatment of neuropsychological and psychosocial disorders. Fourth-level centers offer the most comprehensive care available for patients with epilepsy, including evaluations for surgery and other procedures.  

The mission of the VCU Epilepsy Center is to: 

  1. Provide exceptional education to our students, residents and fellows and the wider community of medical professionals. 
  2. Improve the lives of children and adults with epilepsy through compassionate, high-quality medical care and patient education. 
  3. Advance the knowledge for the management, treatment and research of epilepsy. 

Clinical Care

Our team of physicians provides a comprehensive evaluation for adults and children with epilepsy in both the ambulatory and inpatient setting.

Research

At the VCU Epilepsy Center, we are actively involved in performing translational, basic science as well as clinical research to help advance the understanding and care of patients with epilepsy.

 

 

Education

Epilepsy Fellowship

The Division of Epilepsy offers a one-year epilepsy fellowship program. led by Dr. Victor Gonzalez Montoya and accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Those who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the Added Qualification in Epilepsy Exam offered by the  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Learn more about the Epilepsy Fellowship program

About the Chair

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About the Chair

Victor Gonzalez Montoya is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and the Interim Chief of the Epilepsy Division of Program Director of the Epilepsy Fellowship. Dr. Montoya completed medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine and his residency and fellowship at VCU.

Montoya specializes in intractable epilepsy and the presurgical evaluation of epilepsy patients. He has an interest in epilepsy education. He is a recipient of the A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award from the American Academy of Neurology and serves as the Program Director of the Department of Neurology’s epilepsy fellowship.

Faculty & Staff

Department of Neurology, Division of Epilepsy faculty and staff

Victor Gonzalez-Montoya, M.D.

Victor Gonzalez-Montoya, M.D.

Interim Chair, Division of Epilepsy

Victor Gonzalez-Montoya, M.D.

Victor Gonzalez-Montoya, M.D.

Interim Chair, Division of Epilepsy

Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Division

Assistant, Clinical Professor;
Director, Epilepsy Fellowship

Phone: 804-828-9869

Email: victor.gonzalezmontoya@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980599

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Robert Blair, Ph.D.

Robert Blair, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Robert Blair, Ph.D.

Robert Blair, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

Division of Neuroscience Research

Phone: 804-828-3391

Email: robert.blair@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980599

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Jamie Carlton, MS, AGACNP-BC, SCRN

Jamie Carlton, MS, AGACNP-BC, SCRN

Nurse Practitioner

Jamie Carlton, MS, AGACNP-BC, SCRN

Jamie Carlton, MS, AGACNP-BC, SCRN

Nurse Practitioner

Department of Neurology

Division of Vascular Neurology

Email: Jamie.Carlton@vcuhealth.org

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Robert J. DeLorenzo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Robert J. DeLorenzo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor

Robert J. DeLorenzo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Robert J. DeLorenzo, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Neuroscience Research
Professor, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology and Toxicology

Phone: 804-828-8969

Email: robert.delorenzo@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
P.O. Box 980599

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Laxmikant Deshpande

Laxmikant Deshpande

Associate Professor

Laxmikant Deshpande

Laxmikant Deshpande

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

M Pharm, PhD
Division of Neuroscience Research

Phone: 804-828-3392

Fax: 804-828-6432

Email: laxmikant.deshpande@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
1217 E. Marshall St
Kontos Medical Sciences Building
Room no. 615
Box 980599

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Chad P. Johnson, Ph.D. LCP

Chad P. Johnson, Ph.D. LCP

Assistant Professor

Chad P. Johnson, Ph.D. LCP

Chad P. Johnson, Ph.D. LCP

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Child Neurology
Child Neuropsychologist

Phone: 804-828-0445

Email: chad.johnson@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980211

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Rebekah Kaska, NP

Rebekah Kaska, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Rebekah Kaska, NP

Rebekah Kaska, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Department of Neurology

EMU & Adult Neurology Inpatient Epilepsy

Rachel Livingston, DNP, CPNP

Rachel Livingston, DNP, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner

Rachel Livingston, DNP, CPNP

Rachel Livingston, DNP, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner

Department of Neurology

Division of Child Neurology

Kenichiro Ono, D.O.

Kenichiro Ono, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Kenichiro Ono, D.O.

Kenichiro Ono, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Deputy Chief of Neurology, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center

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Ashley Perry, CPNP-PC

Ashley Perry, CPNP-PC

Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Perry, CPNP-PC

Ashley Perry, CPNP-PC

Nurse Practitioner

Department of Neurology

Division of Child Neurology

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Division Chair; Program Director

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Lawrence Morton, M.D.

Division Chair; Program Director

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Chair, Division of Child Neurology
Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Professor

Phone: 804-828-0442

Fax: 804-828-6690

Email: lawrence.morton@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
P.O. Box 980211

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Alan R. Towne, M.D., M.P.H

Alan R. Towne, M.D., M.P.H

Professor

Alan R. Towne, M.D., M.P.H

Alan R. Towne, M.D., M.P.H

Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology

Phone: 804-828-9350

Email: alan.towne@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980599

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Jonathan W. Bekenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan W. Bekenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jonathan W. Bekenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan W. Bekenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

Divisions: Adult Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Multiple Sclerosis

Phone: 804-828-9350

Email: jonathan.bekenstein@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980599

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Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director

Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Ewa M. Way, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director

Department of Neurology

Division of Child Neurology
Associate Program Director for Child Neurology Residency Program