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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Core Team

Center Director

Kevin C. Ess, MD, PhD | Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology

Jennifer Garafola, RN, MSN, CPN | Pediatric Neuroscience Clinical Care

David E. Hall, MD | Complex Care, Inpatient Pediatric Medicine, Pediatric General Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospitalist Program

James A. Connelly, MD, BS | Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Immunodeficiency

Jennifer A. Brault, MD | Genetics, Pediatric Neurology

Sumit Pruthi, MBBS | Pediatric Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, Radiology

Lisa R. Young, MD | Interstitial Lung Disease, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Rare Lung Disease

Conditions Treated

Medical conditions we most commonly treat in this program include:
Leukodystrophies including Krabbe Disease, ALD, MLD, Fabry, and others



Vanderbilt Children’s Neurology
2200 Children’s Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-5536