10/31/2007

Epilepsy is Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ November 1

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that is characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures.  About 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about epilepsy in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Television.

Warren Boling, M.D., is a Neurosurgeon at WVU.  He received his medical degree from Texas Tech University and his specialty training from the University of Kentucky, Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University and the University of Melbourne, Australia.  His special interests include epilepsy, brain mapping and functional imaging.  
Maggie Jaynes, M.D., is a neurologist at WVU.  She received her medical degree and specialty training from WVU.  Her special interests include pediatric neurology.

This week’s host is Rolly Sullivan, M.D., a psychiatrist at WVU. 

“Doctors on Call” is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
johnsa@wvuh.com
ks: 10-31-07

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