Neurologist Named Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

October 31, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Cormac A. O’Donovan, M.D., a neurologist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, was conferred a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) at a recent ceremony in Dublin, Ireland.

Fellows are nominated based on their distinguished reputation in the practice of medicine or the pursuit of medical science. RCPI recognizes physicians who are active in setting and maintaining standards of postgraduate medical education and training, building a positive relationship between the profession and the public through education and engagement, and governing policy on health and the future direction of the profession. RCPI fellows are responsible for setting standards in medical practice to ensure optimum patient care and to promote health in Ireland and the rest of the world.

"It is indeed a great honor to be given this award whose previous recipients include many physicians who are recognized internationally in their field of medicine,” said O’Donovan. “Being a member of the faculty of Wake Forest University has helped facilitate my professional growth in the areas of patient care, medical education and clinical research.”

O’Donovan has been with Wake Forest Baptist in the Department of Neurology since 1995. His clinical and research interests include epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology and he serves on many national boards and committees in these areas. He is an associate professor and has served for many years as the director of the EEG and Evoked Potential Laboratories at North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center ( is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest University Physicians, and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeast in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

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