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Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia


In 2001, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) created six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC) to improve care for veterans with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. These specialty centers are located in Philadelphia, Richmond, Houston, Portland, San Francisco, and West Los Angeles.

McGuire VAMC in Richmond, VA is home to the Southeast PADRECC serving the southeastern region of the United States (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Puerto Rico) along with ten Consortium Centers that are part of a Veterans Affairs network of care for veterans with movement disorders.

 PADRECC Southeast/Richmond Contact:

Holmes McGuire VAMC 652/127
1201 Broad Rock Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23249
Location: Room 2C-110
Phone: 804-675-5931 or toll free 800-784-8381 ext 5931
Fax: 804-675-5939

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 PADRECC Southeast Staff 

Mark Baron, MD
Deputy Director, PADRECC Southeast
Kathryn Holloway, MD
Neurosurgical Director

Jessica Lehosit, DO
Interim Director, PADRECC Southeast

Miriam Hirsch, MS, RN
Neurosurgical Nurse Coordinator
Peggy Roberge, RN
Clinic Nurse Coordinator
Abu Qutubuddin, MD
Physiatrist, Associate Director Rehabilitation
Will Maragos, MD, PhD
Chief, Neurology, McGuire VAMC
William Carne, PhD
Vanessa Rowlett
Program Support Assistant

George Gitchel, MS
Research Health Science Specialist

Lynn Klanchar, RN, MS
Associate Director of Education
Mark Lawson, RN
PADRECC Telehealth Nurse
Jackie Johnson, BSN, RN
PADRECC Telehealth DBS Coordinator
Cathy McGrady
Administrative Officer (Neurology)
Debbie Dellinger, MSN, ACNP-BC
PADRECC Telehealth Nurse Practitioner



Richmond/Southeast PADRECC Summer 2016 Newsletter now available. Download here

SCAN-ECHO Program sponsored by Richmond PADRECC: Education for providers on Neurology Movement Disorders. For more information, contact


Sept 17, 2016:  VCU researchers receive MJFox grant to study Parkinson's disease/Team will study eye-tracking device for diagnosing PD (Dr. Mark Baron and Dr. George Gitchel) in Richmond Times Dispatch.

Aug 25, 2016:
This week's VA Top Doctor (Dr. Kathryn Hollowy): 500 Brain Surgeries in VA's blog-VAntage Point:

Aug 21, 2016: Read Charles F. Bryan Jr. editorial "Taming the demon Parkinson's" in the Richmond Times Dispatch.

July 26, 2016: Listen to National Public Radio (NPR) 20 minute interview of Neurosurgeon Dr. Kathryn Holloway by Charles Fishburne on NPR Science Matters "VCU Surgeon Ranked Among Nation's Most Active in Deep Brain Stimulation" .  Learn about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery and Dr. Holloway's  accomplishments and contributions at Virginia Commonwealth University and McGuire VAMC PADRECC.

July 17, 2016:  Charles F. Bryan Jr. editorial "Loosening a demon's grip" about his Parkinson's disease journey, McGuire VAMC PADRECC and DBS surgery in the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Nov 2015: Dissecting Science Your Amazing Brain sponsored by Science Matters and VCU Health. An event complementing the PBS Brain Series The Brain. Watch the presentation "Deep Brain Stimulation: Restoring Broken Circuits" featuring Kathryn L. Holloway, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, VCU Health; Director, Richmond PADRECC, McGuire VAMC, Chief, Section of Neurosurgery, McGuire VAMC

June 2015: "In the blink of an eye, VCU researchers detect early sgns of movement disorders" in VCU News                                                                                                                      

April 2012: "Pervasive Ocular Tremor in Patients with Parkinson Disease" in Archives of Neurology

April 2012: Eye Tremors May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's 


Directions to McGuire VAMC

Directions to PADRECC Clinic:  Room 2C-110 is on the second floor. Take the South Elevators from the Main Lobby to the 2nd floor. Look for Neurology department and signs for PADRECC, hallway 2C.


Southeast Consortium Centers Contact Info & Descriptions 

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