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Martin Salinsky, MD
Director, Portland Epilepsy Center of Excellence
Staff Neurologist

Dr. Salinsky is director of the Portland VAMC Epilepsy Center of Excellence and Professor of Neurology at the Oregon Health & Sciences University.  He is board-certified in Neurology and in Clinical Neurophysiology.  He has been caring for Veterans with seizures for more than 30 years.  In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Salinsky is active in teaching epilepsy care to residents, medical students, and other health care providers.  He is the prinicpal investigator for a multi-center VA research study of Veterans with epilepsy and is an active member of the American Epilepsy Society.


David Spencer, MD
Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Staff Neurologist

Dr. Spencer has been caring for Veterans with neurological disease for the past 20 years. Dr. Spencer's clinical areas of interest are treatment of seizure disorders/epilepsy, video EEG monitoring, and epilepsy surgery. The professor of Neurology received his medical degree in 1993 from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He underwent his residency training and Epilepsy fellowship at Stanford University in Stanford, CA.


Eilis Boudreau, MD, PhD
Staff Neurologist


Dr. Boudreau is a staff physician working in the sleep medicine and epilepsy programs at the Portland VA Medical Center. Her research interests include traumatic brain injury and sleep. She holds joint appointments in OHSU’s Department of Neurology and OHSU’s Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Boudreau received a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Syracuse University and obtained her medical degree from the SUNY Health Science University at Syracuse. She is board-certified in Neurology with subspecialty certification in Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Informatics.


Paul Motika, MD
Staff Neurologist

Dr. Motika specializes in caring for patients with epilepsy and has been a part of the Portland VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence since 2011. He has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of epilepsy, electroencephalogram (EEG) interpretation, as well as surgical treatment options for epilepsy. Dr. Motika received his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine in 2003. He completed his fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and is a board-certified Neurologist.


Victoria Wong, MD
Staff Neurologist

Dr. Wong received her MD degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI in 2007 and completed neurology residency training at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in 2011. She is a board-certified Neurologist and received advanced fellowship training in EEG and epilepsy at the University of Michigan. She enjoys working with patients with epilepsy to improve their quality of life and reach their goals of treatment.


Collette Evrard, FNP
Neurology Nurse Practitioner

Collette Evrard, MSN, FNP-C received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco, and obtained  her Master's degree at the University of South Alabama in 2005. She is Nationally Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Ms. Evrard has been at the PVAMC since 2010. Prior to the VA her experience included over a decade of critical care experience at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and several years as a Transplant Coordinator.  Ms. Evrard has also served as a faculty member at Gulf Coast College while living in Panama City, Florida. 

At the PVAMC, Ms. Evrard performs neurological specialty care to Veterans with epilepsy in a variety of ways.  She sees Veterans in Portland's seizure clinic each and via telehealth visits in Roseburg, OR. Additionally, Ms. Evrard conducts phone visits and responds to Secure Messaging inquires. In addition to her duties serving on numerous Epilepsy Center committees and her role coordinating Epilepsy Monitoring Unit admissions, Ms. Evrard acts as the principle patient care coordinator for the PVAMC's Epilepsy Center of Excellence. 

Ms. Evrard’s goal is to help her patients achieve the greatest quality of life by providing them with education and assistance managing their epilepsy. Ms. Evrard  is honored to serve Veterans and is delighted to be a part of the PVAMC's Epilepsy Center of Excellence. 


Anup Panduranga, MD
Neurophysiology Fellow


Justin Meuse, MD
Neurophysiology Fellow

Dr. Meuse has been caring for Veterans with neurological disease for the past five years. Dr. Meuse's clinical areas of interest are treatment of seizure disorders/epilepsy, video EEG monitoring, and epilepsy surgery. He completed his medical degree in 2009 at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Meuse underwent his residency training and is currently in his Epilepsy fellowship at Oregon Health Science University in Portland, OR.


Jan Spencer, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker


Jan Spencer is a Licensed Clinical Socical Worker in the outpatient Neurology clinics at the Portland VA Medical Center. Ms. Spencer received her MSW from Portland State University and has since enjoyed working with a dynamic patient population. In her role at the Epilepsy Center at the Portland VA, she works to help support veterans with epilepsy and seizure disorders as a case manager, advocate, counselor, facilitator, educator, and negotiator. Ms. Spencer has special interest in providing veterans with psychosocial support.