Virginia Thornley, M.D.
Dr. Virginia Thornley is a Board-Certified Neurologist who practices General Neurology subspecializing in Epilepsy in Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines. She completed Internship at the University of Virginia. She finished Neurology Residency serving as Chief Resident at the University of Vermont. She trained in a 2-year Fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Rochester. She has published in the scientific journal Epilepsia (nee Moreno). She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Virginia supported by an NIH-NIDDK grant where she studied the effect of mitogen-activating protein kinase and its effect on the bovine adrenal glomerulosa.
Dr. Thornley worked most of her career in New York, New York at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai West), Harlem Hospital Center (where she was once the sole employed hospital neurologist of a busy urban hospital filling a critical need for neurologists) and was in private practice. She held the position as Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Surgeons and Physicians. She taught medical students and residents from Columbia University as well as the hospitals where she held position as a Neurology Attending. She reads EEG’s, 48-hour ambulatory EEG’s and long-term video EEG monitoring. She finds great satisfaction in counseling patients, especially those with complicated disorders.
As evident in 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.
Twitter site: @VThornleyMD
She has published in the peer reviewed journal Epilepsia
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