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Faculty

Learn more about the accomplished and experienced faculty and actively practicing clinicians who lead and mentor residents in our neurology residency program.

John C. Witt, MD, MTS

Program Director, Neurology Residency
Medical Director for Stroke and Neurosciences, TriStar Skyline Medical Center

Dr. Witt is board certified in neurology, vascular neurology, and electrodiagnostic medicine. A graduate of the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, he did postgraduate training at Washington University and Mayo Clinic. He serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Tennessee with special interest in international medical education.

Adrian A. Jarquin-Valdivia, MD, RDMS

Associate Program Director, Neurology Residency
Medical Director for Stroke and NVICU, TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Dr. Valdivia is board certified in neurology, vascular neurology, internal medicine, critical care medicine, and neurocritical care. Following medical school in Honduras, he did postgraduate training at the University of Texas Southwestern, University of Utah, Mayo Clinic and University of California-San Francisco, and he served on the Vanderbilt University neurology faculty.

Mary Ellen Clinton, MD

Director, TriStar Skyline Neuromuscular Service and EMG Lab

Dr. Clinton is board certified in neurology and practices at TriStar Skyline Medical Center. A graduate of the USC Keck School of Medicine, she did postgraduate training in neurology, internal medicine and neuromuscular disease at Vanderbilt where she later served as full-time faculty and director of the muscle biopsy lab.

Michael Kaminski, MD

Director of Child Neurology, TriStar Centennial Children Hospital’s GME
Director of Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Dr. Pina-Garza is board certified in pediatrics and child neurology, with fellowship training in epileptology. After medical school in Mexico, he did postgraduate study at Children’s Hospital of Austin and Vanderbilt University. Formerly on the faculty at Vanderbilt, his popular textbook Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology is in its 8th Edition.

J. Eric Pina-Garza, MD

Director of Child Neurology, TriStar Centennial Children Hospital’s GME
Director of Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Dr. Pina-Garza is board certified in pediatrics and child neurology, with fellowship training in epileptology. After medical school in Mexico, he did postgraduate study at Children’s Hospital of Austin and Vanderbilt University. Formerly on the faculty at Vanderbilt, his popular textbook Fenichel’s Clinical Pediatric Neurology is in its 8th Edition.