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Kevin Christopher Ess, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology

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Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Neurology

Board Certificates

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015
Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007


MD - University of Cincinnati, 1998
PhD - University of Cincinnati, 1996
Child Neurology Fellowship - Washington University / St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2003
Neurology Residency - Washington University / St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2000
Internship - Denver Children's Hospital, 1999


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Dr. Ess is so personable yet so intelligent in his field. He makes us feel like part of his TSC community which we appreciate. He takes time to always make us feel prepared and knowledgeable about everything. He is a GIFT!
Patient | May 14, 2017

He is very knowledgeable, caring and very friendly. I recommend him for everybody I know they need a care.
Patient | April 20, 2017

Loves Vanderbilt.
Patient | March 8, 2017

This was my first time meeting Dr. Ess. He has an awesome personality and thorough knowledge of my grand child's condition. I am very thankful he is on her healthcare team!
Patient | November 11, 2016

Dr. Ess saw all of us and was so patient & friendly.
Patient | September 19, 2016

This was our BEST visit ever! Dr. Ess (and the other MD - female - awesome!!) took great time, talked with Kaylee and me, answered questions, encouraged Kaylee SO MUCH re: school, college, etc... BEST TIME EVER and I SO appreciate the time he took, insight he provided. Kaylee even commented on how much she enjoyed the appointment! Thank you Dr. Ess!!
Patient | September 1, 2016

Dr. Ess is the best!
Patient | August 25, 2016