Vanderbilt Department of Neurology

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J. Eric Pina-Garza, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Piña-Garza earned his medical degree from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico in 1984, and worked in Social Service for the Department of Pediatrics at University’s Hospital in Monterrey. He served a rotating internship at University’s Hospital, then a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Austin at Brackenridge from 1988 – 1991. Piña-Garza continued his post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University as a neurology resident with special qualification in Child Neurology from 1991 to 1994. In 1994 Piña-Garza became a clinical instructor for the division of Child Neurology and a Neurophysiology/Epilepsy fellow in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt. He continued his faculty appointment as assistant professor of Neurology and Pediatrics in 1996, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003.

Piña-Garza is also director of the Pediatric Headache Clinic and the Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic at Vanderbilt University. Piña-Garza has also held positions as instructor in the Department of Introduction to Physical Diagnosis at the Medical School of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (1981 – 1984), director of the Electrophysiology laboratory and consultant at Sumner Medical Regional Hospital in Gallatin, Tenn. (1996 – 1999), consultant for the Department of Neurology at Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. (1994 – 2001) and consultant for the Electrophysiology laboratory at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1996 – 2001).


Research: Headache, Epilepsy, Pharmaceuticals

J. Eric Pina-Garza, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Doctor's Office Tower
2200 Children's Way
Nashville TN, 37232

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