Neurologist Dr. Ralph Northam wins Virginia's governor race: 5 insights

Mackenzie Garrity -   Print  |

Pediatric neurologist and lieutenant governor Ralph Northam, MD, won Virginia governor's race over Republican Ed Gillespie, according to The Washington Post.

Here are five insights:


1. Dr. Northam will serve as Virginia's 73rd governor. Running as a democrat, Dr. Northam beat Mr. Gillespie 54 percent to 45 percent.


2. Dr. Northam founded the Children's Specialty Group in Norfolk, Va. Additionally, he practices at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk.


3. He underwent fellowship training at Walter Reed Hospital in San Antonio where he served as a U.S. Army physician.


4. Coastal Virginia Magazine has named Dr. Northam a Top Doc every year since 2014. He is board certified in neurology and child neurology and has clinical interests in epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders.


5. Dr. Northam earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and completed residencies at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Northam served as chief neurological resident.


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