Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Epilepsy Centers of Excellence


Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
EBenefits Badge

Durham VAMC


image of Durham VA medical facilitry 
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705


The Epilepsy Center of Excellence (ECoE) at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina specializes in comprehensive research, diagnostics and treatment services for Veterans with poorly controlled epilepsy and other seizure disorders.  Treatment options include antiepileptic drugs, epilepsy surgery, and neuro- stimulation.  Our facility includes a three-bed monitoring unit located in the Inpatient Medical Service.  We use state of the art long-term video EEG equipment for continuous EEG recording.

What We Do:
 • Seizure clinic, outpatient epilepsy education for patients and family
 • Long-term Electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring unit
 • Daily outpatient EEG clinics
 • Tele-health: Specialized treatment and diagnostics (like EEGs) without traveling to Durham
Patient Education:
A nationwide training for VA patients and caregivers to improve the health and well-being of Veteran patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders are offered year round. Please click here to find out more.
Want to learn more about Epilepsy?  Click here.

Durham Epilepsy Centers of Excellence Staff:

photo of Durham ECoE Staff 

Front Row:
LaShonda Butler, Medical Service Assistant
David M. (Mike) Schooff, ARNP - Nurse Practioner
Richard Bedlack, M.D., Chief Neurology Service
Timothy E. Wipperman, JD- Health Systems Specialist, Integrated Neurology Pilot Program
Linda F. Guthrie, ARNP, NP-C
Back Row:
Pamela R. Kelly MBA/HCA, SE ECoE Regional Administrative Director
Lorin Sawyer, Medical Service Assistance
Gwen Evans, Medical Instrument Technician/RPSGT
George Thornton, Medical Service Assistant
Margaret Young, R.EEG.T – Medical Instrument Technician Supervisor
Winona Finley, Administrative Assistant
Bonnie Durrance, R.EEG.T – Medical Instrument Technician
Audra Huffman, Medical Service Assistant
Susan Hayes, R.EEG.T – Medical Instrument Technician
Tung T. Tran, M.D. – Director, Durham VAMC Epilepsy Centers of Excellence
Rizwana Rehman, PhD, ECoE Statistician
Amanda Everhart, ARNP - Nurse Practitioner
Yoon Jung, PhD - Psychologist
Michael Williams, Management Analyst, Integrated Neurology Pilot Program
Ramona Sowers, DNP, FNP, BC-C
Photo Not Shown:
Aatif Husain M.D., -  SE ECoE Regional Director
Sheela Sajan, RN – ECoE Nurse Coordinator
Sarabu Sinha, M.D., – Staff Physician
Michael D. Haglund, M.D., – Neurosurgeon
Josie Brame, R.EEG.T – Medical Instrument Technician EEG
Joanne Meyers, ARNP - Nurse Practioner

For more information, contact:
Winona Finley, Administrative Support Assistant
Tel: (919) 416-5982
Fax: (919) 416-5919

To return to our Durham VA home page click here.