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James Nicholas Brenton, MD

Department: Neurology Division: Pediatric Neurology Title: Assistant professor ABMS Certification: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Epilepsy

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy Clinic
University Hospital Ground Floor 1221 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.924.2706 Other Locations:
Pediatric and Young Adult Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Ketogenic Diet Clinic


Dr. Brenton was born and raised in southwestern Indiana. He attended undergraduate at a small private college in southwestern Indiana (University of Evansville) and went to medical school at Indiana University.

Dr. Brenton specializes in pediatric neurology with specific interest in pediatric demyelinating disease. He pursued fellowship training in pediatric epilepsy/neurophysiology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital/The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, he pursued specialized training in the field of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) and related disorders at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. He is the director of UVA’s pediatric and young adult MS clinic. Dr. Brenton started his career at UVA in 2014.

His wife is a nurse, and together they have three daughters. 

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