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Kevin Christopher Ess, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Gerald M. Fenichel Chair in Neurology and director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology

4.7 4.7 55 ratings

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


Vanderbilt Children's Neurology
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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Excellent time spent with Dr. Ess. He listened to all concerns and thoroughly explained his diagnosis/treatment plan.
Patient | January 31, 2018

Our appointment went far too quickly for the time spent driving to the medical center.
Patient | December 22, 2017

Dr. Ess has always taken the time to answer questions/concerns. Outstanding professional who seems to truly care for patients.
Patient | November 7, 2017

Dr. Ess is fabulous, easy to talk to and overall just a wonderful doctor.
Patient | September 11, 2017

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