Distinguished scholar Dr. Franklin Epstein has excelled academically and professionally since his days as a young student growing up in New York City. Dr. Franklin Epstein commenced his collegiate career upon graduating from Bronx High School of Science with honors. Accepted at one of the top research institutions in the country, Dr. Franklin Epstein graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. During his four years at the Institute, Franklin Epstein had the honor of learning from medical pioneer and Nobel Prize Laureate Salvador Edward Luria. Four years later, Dr. Franklin Epstein followed in his MIT advisor’s footsteps when he graduated from the New York University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine. For the next 30 years, Dr. Franklin Epstein mounted obstacles and surpassed barriers as he pursued a career in medicine. Eventually, Dr. Epstein would find his passion in the study of neurology. From 1979 through 1981, he performed a residency in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, one year later becoming Chief Resident of Neurology. Eventually, Dr. Franklin Epstein would go on to share his devoted interest to the field of neuroscience at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where he became an instructor. Over the years, Dr. Epstein has amassed a contributable collection of research papers, many of them published in major national research journals, including the American Journal of Physiology. Dr. Franklin Epstein’s academic and professional awards are extensive and include the Radiology Annual Award from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and the University Founders Day Award from the New York University School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Epstein is the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital and a faculty member with the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Department of Neurosurgical Science. As a faculty member, Dr. Epstein is again working with promising young neurosurgeons, as well as furthering neuroscience research with the hopes of fostering better patient care.