Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Medicine runs in my family. Both of my parents were physicians (and role models) and my wife is a pediatrician and hospitalist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. As a Nemours pediatric neurologist, I treat kids with a variety of medical problems involving the nervous system and brain. I enjoy educating families and making life a little easier for them.

Why I Treat Children

I’ve always enjoyed working with kids. I was a camp counselor when I was in college and medical school, and later a doctor at a camp for special needs kids. I like watching children grow and develop. Taking care of children is fun and rewarding.

What I'm Passionate About

I feel strongly about helping children with neurological problems live up to their full potential. My passion is to educate kids and their parents, reassuring them that we’ll do whatever it takes to help make life as normal as possible.

How I Try to Make A Difference

The children who come to me are often facing a serious condition that’s scary for the entire family. So more than making a difference medically, I always try to be compassionate and understand where they’re coming from, their anxieties, and concerns. I try to put myself in their place.

Education & Training


  • Neurophysiology/Epilepsy - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1993
  • Pediatric Neurology - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1992


  • Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Cincinnati, 1989

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Virginia, 1986

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Epilepsy
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Child Neurology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Medical Interests

  • Tics and Tourette syndrome

  • Kinney, H. C., Poduri, A. H., Cryan, J. B., Haynes, R. L., Teot, L., Sleeper, L. A., & Goldstein, R. D. (2016). Hippocampal formation maldevelopment and sudden unexpected death across the pediatric age spectrum. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 75(10), 981-997. doi:10.1093/jnen/nlw075

  • Beier, A. D., Jannotta, G. E., Sandler, E. D., Abram, H. S., Sheth, R. D., & Aldana, P. R. (2016). Survival following decompressive hemicraniectomy for hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-epilepsy syndrome: Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 18(3), 344-349. doi:10.3171/2016.3.PEDS15677

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