Riviello named associate section head for epilepsy, neurophysiology, neurocritical care

August 1, 2017

Texas Children’s is proud to announce Dr. James Riviello as associate section head for Epilepsy, Neurophysiology and Neurocritical Care in the section of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience.

Riviello’s clinical interests include seizures, convulsions, medically refractory epilepsy and the evaluation of children for epilepsy surgery and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. He also has a special interest in the evaluation and management of the epileptic encephalopathies, especially Landau-Kleffner Syndrome and electrical status epilepticus of sleep.

Riviello, who also serves as professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Tufts University. He completed his residency in pediatrics and subsequently his fellowship training in Child Neurology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Riviello also had additional training in anesthesiology at Temple University Hospital.

Riviello is a member of several professional organizations including the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and Neurocritical Care Society. He served as chair of the Child Neurology Section of American Academy of Neurology and is a founding member of the Pediatric Status Epilepticus Research Group.

As associate section head, Riviello’s responsibilities will include the administration and development of programs within epilepsy, neurophysiology and neurocritical care.