Medical Executive Committee

The Medical Executive Committee (MEC) acts as a medical review committee evaluating and improving the quality of health care rendered by all members of the Medical Staff of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The MEC establishes medical policies to govern the medical staff and also represents and acts for the Medical Staff as a whole, making recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Medical Executive Committee consists of active physicians on the medical staff of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital elected by their peers, and designated administrative representatives.
Portrait of P. Marcelo Laufer

P. Marcelo Laufer, MD

President of the Medical Staff
Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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Anselmo Cepero-Akselrad, MD

Vice President of the Medical Staff
Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Mayra Capote, MD

M. Antonella Denaro, DO

Ruben Gonzalez-Vallina, MD

Ziad Khatib, MD

Alex B. Koetzle, MD

Sarah Legorburu-Selem, MD

Leopoldo Malvezzi, MD

José Rosa-Olivares, MD

Efren Salinero, MD

Stephen Swirsky, DO

Administrative Representatives

Portrait of Jefry Biehler

Jefry L. Biehler, MD

Medical Director of Quality
Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Portrait of Jacqueline Gonzalez

Jackie L. Gonzalez, DNP, ARNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FAAN

Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer & Patient Safety Officer
Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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Michael Harrington

President & COO
Nicklaus Children's Hospital