Juan Piantino, M.D., MCR

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Director, Inpatient Child Neurology
  • Physician scientist, Papé Family Research Institute – Neuroscience Division
  • Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
  • Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program


Dr. Piantino is a Child Neurologist and a physician-scientist with the Papé Family Research Institute. He is dual fellowship-trained in Clinical Neurophysiology and Pediatric Neurocritical Care. His clinical interests include epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. In addition, Dr. Piantino runs a research lab focused on the effects of traumatic brain injury and poor sleep on brain function. His lab receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other local sources.  

When he is not at the hospital, Dr. Piantino enjoys spending time with his children outdoors, mountain biking and windsurfing. 

Education and training

    • M.D., 2003, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Residency

    • Pediatrics, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 2009
    • Child neurology, University of Chicago, 2011
    • Pediatric Neurocritical Care, Lurie Children’s Hospital, 2011
    • Clinical electrophysiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 2012
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric neurocritical care, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 2013
  • Certifications

    • Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Neurology

Areas of interest

  • Clinical research
  • Pediatric neurocritical care
  • Traumatic brain injury – concussion
  • Sleep
  • Neuroimaging
  • Pediatric epilepsy


Elsevier pure profile


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