The Neuroscience Center - Meet Our Doctors

The Singing River Health System Neuroscience Center is home to a variety of neurological doctors, including neurology doctors (neurologists), neurosurgeons, neurosurgery doctors, pediatric neurologists, pain management doctors and physicians, and a sleep medicine doctor in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Ocean Springs and Lucedale. See all physicians below and locations are listed at the bottom.

Neurologists (Neurology Doctors)

Lennon E. Bowen, MD

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Doctor Bowen received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Miss. He completed his residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He also completed a Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Doctor Bowen is board certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.

William J. Evans, MD

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Doctor Evans received his medical degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. He completed his residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Doctor Evans is board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology.

Christopher P. Karcher, MD

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Doctor Karcher received his medical degree and completed his residency at The University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. He also completed a Sleep Medicine fellowship at The University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Doctor Karcher is board certified in Neurology and in Sleep Medicine.

Terry J. Millette, MD

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Doctor Millette received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. His internship and residency were also completed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Doctor Millette completed a fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, Mass. He is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry.

Krishna R. Nalluri, MD

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Doctor Nalluri received his medical degree at Guntur Medical College in India. He completed multiple residencies at Essex County Hospital, Government General Hospital, Maelor General Hospital, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and Staincliff General Hospital. He completed fellowships at Mobile Infirmary and State University of New York Downstate Medical Centre. Doctor Nalluri is board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine.

Neurosurgeons

Lee Kesterson, MD

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Doctor Kesterson received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas Heath Science Center in Dallas, Texas. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Hospitals in Dallas. During his residency he was an Honorary House Physician for the National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases in London, England. Doctor Kesterson did a fellowship in Neurological Surgery at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. In 2004 he was named Chief of Neurosurgery at Harris Hospital. In the same year, he was also named healthcare hero of the year in Fort Worth, Texas. Doctor Kesterson is board certified in Neurosurgery.

John J. McCloskey, MD

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Doctor McCloskey, Retired Colonel Army Reserves, received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He did his internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. He completed his residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky. Following his residency he completed fellowships in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology at the University of Kentucky where he also served as Chief Resident. Doctor McCloskey is board certified in Neuropathology and Neurosurgery.

Pediatric Neurologists

Marcus W. Lee, MD

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Doctor Lee received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Doctor Lee is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

Stephen L. Nelson, Jr., MD

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Doctor Nelson received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UC Riverside, and completed his residency in Pediatrics in the United States Air Force. He completed a Pediatric Neurology fellowship at Stanford University. Doctor Nelson is board certified in Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

Pain Management

Bart J. Edmiston, Sr., MD

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Doctor Edmiston received his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He performed a residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He also performed a fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Doctor Edmiston is board certified in Anesthesiology and board certified in Pain Medicine.

Michael Cosgrove, MD

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Doctor Cosgrove received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. After 5 years as a Navy Flight Surgeon he completed anesthesia residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He then completed a Pain Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He treats neck and back pain, extremity pain, disk herniation, neuropathy and pain.

Inpatient Neurology

David McCollum, MD

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Doctor McCollum received his medical degree from the Univesity of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Doctor McCollum is board certified in Neurology

For specific locations and contact information, call 228-809-5000..

The Neuroscience Center               Singing River Medical Park
3631 Bienville Blvd                        3101 Denny Ave
Ocean Springs, MS                        Pascagoula, MS

George Regional Specialty Center   Cedar Lake Professional Building 
57 Dewey St                                  1721 Medical Park Dr / Suite 200
Lucedale, MS                                 Biloxi, MS