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Epilepsy Specialist Joins Albany Medical Center

ALBANY, N.Y., October 3, 2012-Marjorie Bunch, M.D., a neurologist specializing in the treatment of epilepsy, has joined the department of neurology at Albany Medical Center and has been appointed assistant professor of neurology at Albany Medical College. Dr. Bunch joins Albany Med from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Bunch joins Albany Med’s Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, which is one of just six programs in the state to be granted membership into the prestigious National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The program also holds the NAEC’s highest designation, Level 4, which is granted to only the best academic medical centers in the country.

Dr. Bunch is available to treat adult patients with known or suspected new onset seizures. In addition, she treats adults for neurologic conditions, including headaches, tremors, movement disorders, and more.

Dr. Bunch was fellowship trained in epilepsy at both Beth Israel Deaconess and New York University School of Medicine, where she also received fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology and served as chief during her residency training. She interned in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital, an affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Dr. Bunch and her husband Gaetano Pastena, M.D., a neuro-radiologist at Albany Medical Center, reside in Delmar.

In addition to seeing patients at Albany Med’s Physicians Pavilion on New Scotland Avenue, Dr. Bunch also will see patients at the Multispecialty Office on Rte. 146 in Clifton Park. To schedule an appointment at either location, patients should call (518) 262-5226.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with 350 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: or


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