Bruce Mayes, MD, was a pivotal part of Atrium Health and his passing leaves a huge gap to those who knew him. Dr. Mayes came to CHS in 2009 and led the initiative to develop the epilepsy program at CHS. Thanks to him, Carolinas Medical Center advanced to a Level IV Epilepsy Center, the highest designation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

“He had a passion for his field. When we were moving, he wanted to go a place where he could build up another epilepsy program,” says wife, Kay Mayes. Prior to arriving at CHS, Dr. Mayes grew the epilepsy program at University of Texas San Antonio.

Rajdeep Singh, MD, was a colleague of Dr. Mayes. “He laid the foundation for an epilepsy center. He worked on getting this running. He had the vision to take it and lead it to another level.”

Ashley Moore, director, CHS neurodiagnostic services, worked with Dr. Mayes for eight years.

“His patients had his full and undivided attention. Time kind of stood still when he was with them. He spent a lot time teaching patients about epilepsy and treatment options at a level they can understand.” His patient, Scott Johnson, experienced this first hand. Mayes became his doctor when Johnson suffered a seizure about six years ago. “Dr. Mayes made you feel like you were the most important patient,” says Johnson.

Use this link to honor the life and work of Dr. Mayes in support of the Carolinas Epilepsy Fund at the Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute. Your donation will support vital patient services and research at the Carolinas Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at CHS.