Dr. Stephanie Lash, neurologist, has joined the active medical staff at Penobscot Bay Medical Center. She will begin seeing patients at Pen Bay Neurology in November.

Previously, she was on staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where she was director of stroke services and head of that hospital’s neurology department.

She is a past president of the Maine Medical Association and a member of the governance committee of the American Academy of Neurology.

A native of Rockport, Mass., Lash is a graduate of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., where she was active in varsity crew and sailing and Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle before moving to Bangor in 1992.

She says she chose neurology because “it combines puzzle solving and the opportunity to teach.”

“I also just find the human mind amazingly interesting,” she said, noting that her professional interests are stroke, general adult neurology and “making health systems work better.”

She chose to work at PBMC “for its wonderful combination of very high quality medical care, beautiful setting and friendly yet eclectic community.”

She said the Midcoast location offers access to the ocean, as well as being centrally located to friends in Bangor and family in Massachusetts “and all the sailing and skiing we love here in Maine.” She and her two sons, ages 11 and 13, will be moving from Orrington to Rockport.

Lash can be reached at Pen Bay Neurology at 593-5757.