Professor of Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
Stroke Center VAMC
Manuel Yepes was trained and board certified as a neurologist and vascular neurologist in Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where in 1998 he became the director of the Stroke Center & Ultrasound Laboratory. In 2004 he moved to Emory University where he is Associate Professor of Neurology and a member of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease. He also has an appointment as director of the Stroke Center in the VA Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. As a clinician he is actively involved in the care of ischemic stroke patients in Emory University Hospital and the VAMC.
Dr. Yepes also received post-doctoral training in vascular biology at the Holland Laboratory of the American Red Cross/George Washington University in Rockville, MD. As a researcher 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.