Center For Child Neurology

Nitzmari Melendez-Vazquez MD

Florida Hospital Medical Group is pleased to welcome Nitzmari Melendez-Vazquez MD, a highly-skilled physician treating pediatric epilepsy and founding physician of the new Center for Child Neurology.

“We’re very excited to have Dr. Melendez establish this much-needed practice in Central Florida,” said Ki Hyeong Lee, MD, medical director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Florida Hospital for Children. “Her specialized training and research in pediatric epilepsy and other seizure disorders will be of great benefit to our group and the Orlando community.”

Dr. Melendez earned her medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico from which she graduated with honors and was awarded Clinical Distinction for clinical and academic achievement. Her research includes the study of rare immune diseases and infections affecting the central nervous system. She most recently practiced at Augusta University Medical Center where she served as neurology chief resident.

Dr. Melendez’s areas of specialty include:

Demyelinating Diseases

Epilepsy Syndromes in Children

Headaches

Movement Disorders

Peripheral Neuropathy

Seizures

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