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Manuel Yepes, MD

Professor
Department of Neurology

Director
Atlanta VAMC Stroke Unit

O. Wayne Rollins Endowed Chair in Stroke and Imaging Research
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Phone: 404-712-8358

Email: myepes@emory.edu

Biography

Manuel Yepes was trained and board certified as a Neurologist and Vascular Neurologist in Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and became the director of the Stroke Center & Ultrasound Laboratory.  In 2004 he moved to Emory University where he is Professor of Neurology (with tenure) and member of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease.  He is also the Director of the Atlanta VAMC Stroke Team and the O. Wayne Rollins Endowed Chair in Stroke and Imaging Research at Yerkes National Primate Research Center.  As a clinician he is actively involved in the care of stroke patients in Emory University Hospital and the VAMC.  As a scientist he directs a laboratory of cerebrovascular neuroscience in the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease in Emory University that studies the molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and survival in the ischemic brain.  He also leads a research program in stroke and neuroimaging at Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Dr. Yepes is fellow member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Neurological Association, American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuroscience, and American Stroke Association.

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