Dr. Thomas Devlin To Head Erlanger Stroke Program

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dr. Thomas Devlin, a neurologist with Chattanooga Neurology Associates, PLLC, IPA, has been named medical director of the Southeastern Stroke Center at Erlanger Health System.

According to Roger Forgey, senior vice president of operations for Erlanger, “We are very fortunate that Dr. Devlin will be heading our stroke program. Beyond being internationally-known for stroke research and the development of cutting-edge treatments, he is also passionate about educating the public and clinicians about stroke prevention and the necessity of rapid response. With the high incidence of stroke in our region, having him in this role at Erlanger is a perfect fit.”

Dr Devlin stated, “Set in the middle of the ‘Stroke Belt,’ Chattanooga has one of the highest rates of stroke anywhere in the nation and a mortality rate 300% above the national average. In response to this tremendous challenge, Erlanger has emerged as one of the leading stroke treatment and research centers nationally, offering cutting edge technologies to prevent and treat strokes. With the unique support that we have received from Erlanger, the people of Chattanooga and the region can be assured they will receive the most cutting edge stroke intervention that ranks among the best in the U.S. and the world.”

Dr. Devlin has announced he will remain in practice with Chattanooga Neurology Associates, but his office has moved to the Erlanger Physician Office Building on the Baroness Campus.

As medical director, Dr. Devlin’s duties will include:

medical leadership
patient care and consultation for emergent and acute stroke care
coordination of endovascular or interventional therapy
development of new treatment protocols
education of Erlanger clinical staff
assisting regional healthcare facilities with transfers of stroke patients and stroke response education.

After receiving his B.A. in psychology from Boston University, Dr. Devlin studied neuroanatomy at Harvard University. He subsequently completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and his first two years of medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After earning his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to an internship in general medicine at Duke University. He completed a residency in adult neurology at Duke University – Department of Neurology and a fellowship in neuro-critical care at the University of Virginia – Department of Neurology.

Multipublished in medical journals on a variety of neurological topics, Dr. Devlin is also a sought-after speaker. He is founder-director of the Regional Stroke Conference held in Chattanooga each year since 2000. Board-certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and the American Board of Sleep Medicine, he is also director of the Chattanooga Center for Neurologic Research, founder-director of the Chattanooga Network for Stroke and is an assistant professor of clinical medicine for the University of Tennessee School of Medicine - Chattanooga Unit.


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