Certification: Pediatrics; Psychiatry; Neurology
Medical Association Memberships: American Academy of Pediatrics American Academy of Neurology Child Neurology Society
Practice Philosophy: My interest in neurologic disorders began in elementary school. At age 12, I began babysitting a child with severe epilepsy. I then worked as a care provider through high school and college. I experienced firsthand the daily struggles parents encountered while caring for their children with special needs. As I settled on a career in medicine, I vowed to listen carefully to parents, as well as to think holistically about the impact of treatment plans on children’s lives, including their families. I was trained by parents well before I was ever trained as a doctor, and I try to live up to the ideals they instilled in me as I care for your child.
Professional School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center (Pediatrics, Adult Neurology, Child Neurology)
Special Interests: Developmental Disabilities; Autism
Jacqueline Hrivnak, MD, received her B.S. in Special Education with an emphasis in the education of the young and severely handicapped. She is board certified in General Pediatrics, Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Dr. Hrivnak maintains a general neurology practice and sees children with a broad range of neurologic disorders. She treats a wide range of conditions, with special interests in developmental disabilities and autism.