Dr. Virginia Thornley is a Board-Certified Neurologist who practices General Neurology with an added subspecialization in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. She completed Internship at the University of Virginia. She did  a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Virginia College of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology with an NIH-NIDDK research grant. She studied the effect of mitogen-activating protein kinase and its effect on the renal glomerulosa cell in an animal model and potential effects on hypertension using Western blog and immunochemical techniques. She finished Neurology Residency serving as Chief Resident at the University of Vermont. She trained for a 2-year Fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Rochester in New York. She has published in the scientific journal Epilepsia (nee Moreno).

Dr. Thornley worked in private practice in New York, New York. She served as Attending Physician at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai West) in New York, New York. Here, she handled a huge volume of patients encompassing a wide range of neurological conditions and interpreted electroencephalograms. She was responsible for reading a vast majority of long-term video EEG monitoring of critically ill patients. She was a member of the acute stroke team managing complicated cases. She held the position as an Attending Physician at Harlem Hospital Center in New York, New York. During this time, she filled a critical need for neurologists. For a period of time, she was the sole neurologist employed by Harlem Hospital covering the huge hospital patient load of an urban center and handling the great responsibilities that accompanied this role.  She worked in the Epilepsy Clinic practicing her subspecialty in Harlem Hospital.

During tenure working in the city hospitals, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Surgeons and Physicians and taught medical students and neurology residents.  Her teaching roles have included teaching medical residents, nurses, and holding neurology grand rounds for attendings. To this day, she still gets phone calls and texts from previous medical residents thanking her for passing the Neurology portion of their boards, teaching them stroke in the young with concepts they use in their own practice or seeking input on difficult cases even to this day.

She enjoys counseling her patients especially those with complicated disorders. Her interests include treating a wide variety of patients with general neurological conditions with a  special interest in patients with epilepsy and complex neurological disorders. She is currently in private practice in the South West.

As evidenced by her positions and clinical experience, Dr. Thornley is committed to giving only the highest quality of care as well as keeping abreast in the current literature.

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