Wilson Heredia Nunez, MD

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Wilson Heredia Nunez, MD
Medical Director, Headache Program

Dr. Wilson Heredia Nunez is a pediatric neurologist and serves as the Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS) medical director of the Headache Program within the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Brain Institute. In this role, Dr. Heredia is responsible for setting the strategy of the Headache Program, as well as overseeing all clinical care, quality metrics, teaching, research and fiscal planning. He earned his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Dr. Heredia completed a residency in pediatric medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York City. He then pursued a fellowship in child neurology at University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital in Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include headaches, traumatic brain injury, concussion and sports neurology. 

Dr. Heredia is board certified in neurology with a special qualification in pediatric neurology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society, National Headache foundation, American Interventional Headache Society and The National Federation of State High School Associations. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented at medical conferences.

Dr. Heredia is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the multispecialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.  

Founded in 2001, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute is one of the largest comprehensive pediatric programs dedicated solely to the care of the developing brain. It brings together world-renowned specialists in numerous pediatric neuroscience subspecialties with cumulative clinical experience unparalleled in the United States. Since 2008, the program has been ranked among the nation’s top-tier programs for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. The clinical and research leadership of the program serves as a beacon to families confronting the uncertainty of a child with a brain disorder, offering the latest treatments and assessment techniques, many of which were developed by the Brain Institute team. 

Ufongene, C., Hyfte, G.V., ..., Heredia Nunez, W.D., et al (2023). In-hospital outcomes in patients with and without epilepsy diagnosed with COVID-19-A cohort study. Epilepsia, 64(10), 2725-2737. View in Pubmed

Heredia Nunez, W.D. (2022). How can I Help My Child Without using Medications?. Dialogue with headache patients.

Heredia Nunez, W.D., Lichter-Konecki, U., Walsh, L., et al (2019). Can pathology help in functional interpretation of genetic variants – A case report of Novel variants in NARS2 gene with mitochondrial dysfunction presenting as early infantile epileptic encephalopathy with cardiac and skeletal muscle involvement. Neurology, 92(Supp 15), .

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists - Neurology
3200 SW 60 Court #302
Miami, FL 33155
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Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists - Neurology
2900 South Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33319
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Fellowship - UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residency - Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Medical School - Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child Neur) - Certified