J. Eric Piña -Garza, MD is Director, Pediatric Epilepsy at Centennial Children’s Hospital; Department of Neurology, Tri-Star Medical Group Children’s Specialists in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the lead editor of Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology, 8th Edition.
Dr. Piña-Garza earned his medical degree from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, 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 completed a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Austin at Brackenridge. He continued his post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University as a neurology resident with special qualification in Child Neurology. He became a clinical instructor for the division of Child Neurology and a Neurophysiology/Epilepsy fellow in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt.
Dr. Piña -Garza has previously served as Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Director; Director, Pediatric EEG Laboratory; Chief, Division of Child Neurology; and Program Director, child neurology residency. He 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, director of the electrophysiology laboratory and consultant at Sumner Medical Regional Hospital in Gallatin, Tennessee, consultant for the Department of Neurology at Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, and consultant for the Electrophysiology laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.