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Southeast (Richmond)



Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders



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


Summer 2015 Newsletter now available!  Download here

Research News featuring Richmond/Southeast PADRECC staff

In the blink of an eye, VCU researchers detect early sgns of movement disorders in VCU News June 3, 2015                                                                                                                     

Pervasive Ocular Tremor in Patients with Parkinson Disease - Archives of Neurology - published online April 9, 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