Denia Ramirez Montealegre, MD, MPH, PhD

Child Neurologist/Epileptologist

I love music, cooking and baking, crafting, the arts and nature. In my free time, I like to hike with my husband and our dog.


About Me

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish

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I graduated from medical school in 1995 and pursued further training at the University of Rochester, where I earned a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in Genetics. I have particular interest in genetic epilepsies, neurodegenerative diseases of childhood and love working with parents, families and patients.

Clinical Focus:
Neurodegenerative diseases of childhood, neurogenetics, headaches in pediatric population, epilepsy, transition of care

Neurology, Epilepsy/Seizures

Education & Credentials

Medical School

Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas, San José, Costa Rica


Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York


Pediatrics, Universidad de Costa Rica, La Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica, Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York

Other Education

Masters of Public Health, focus on Telehealth, PhD in Genetics

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, Epilepsy)

Organizations & Societies

Child Neurology Society American Epilepsy Society American Academy of Neurology

Earning the trust of parents is always humbling and an honor. I will always advocate for my patients and their families.
— Denia Ramirez Montealegre

Where I See Patients

University Neurology

1128 E Weisgarber Rd Knoxville, TN 37909

Phone: 865-521-6174

Fax: 865-546-4065

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