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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
EEG and Evoked Potential Lab
Adult Neurology Clinic


Dr. Brenton attended medical school at Indiana University and completed his pediatric neurology residency at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Brenton specializes in pediatric demyelinating disease and autoimmune epilepsies. 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 (CHOP) in Philadelphia, PA. He is the director of UVA’s pediatric and young adult MS and Related Disorders Clinic. Dr. Brenton also performs collaborative clinical research within the field of pediatric MS.


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