Luisa Cervantes, MD

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Pediatric Radiologist
Dr. Cervantes is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a pediatric radiologist within the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cervantes performs all aspects of pediatric radiology, with particular expertise in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT). She earned her medical degree with honors from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia’s School of Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia, and completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at the same institution. Dr. Cervantes then pursued fellowship training in pediatric radiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in thoracic imaging at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Her clinical interests include quality improvement and dose optimization to reduce radiation exposure to children undergoing CT procedures.
Dr. Cervantes is board certified in diagnostic radiology and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in pediatric radiology. In 2016, she received level II cardiac CT certification. Dr. Cervantes is a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). She is involved in teaching radiology residents and fellows, as well as pediatric residents.
Dr. Cervantes sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

The Department of Radiology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital features state-of-the-art equipment. The radiology practice has been serving the community since the hospital's inception in 1950.  Under the leadership of Dr. Nolan R. Altman, department chief, the group is the largest in South Florida devoted exclusively to the practice of pediatric radiology. It includes board-certified experts in pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology and cardiac CT imaging, with special interests in pediatric interventional and musculoskeletal disorders. The group oversees the only pediatric radiology fellowship program in South Florida, training radiology residents and fellows.

Smith-Bindman, R., Kang, T., ..., Cervantes, L., et al (2023). Large variation in radiation dose for routine abdomen CT: reasons for excess and easy tips for reduction. European radiology, Ahead of print(), . View in Pubmed

Bos, D., Yu, S., ..., Cervantes, L.F., et al (2022). Diagnostic reference levels and median doses for common clinical indications of CT: findings from an international registry. European radiology, 32(3), 1971-1982. View in Pubmed

Chu, P.W., Yu, S., ..., Cervantes, L.F., et al (2022). Reference phantom selection in pediatric computed tomography using data from a large, multicenter registry. Pediatric Radiology, 52(3), 445-452. View in Pubmed

Wein, C.E., Cervantes, L., Sasaki, N. (2022). Airway obstruction in children with complex conotruncal cardiac anomalies. Cardiology in the young, 32(2), 244-251. View in Pubmed

Crum, R.P., Cervantes, L., Berger, A.J. (2022). Pediatric hand ultrasound: common indications, injury, inflammation and masses. Pediatric Radiology, 52(9), 1671-1686. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Cervantes, L.F., Zahra, D., et al (2021). Pediatric Musculoskeletal Trauma: Upper Limb. Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology, 25(1), 105-122. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Cervantes, L.F., Swirsky, A.M., et al (2021). Breast development in pediatric patients from birth to puberty: physiology, pathology and imaging correlation. Pediatric Radiology, 51(11), 1959-1969. View in Pubmed

Mejia, J.D., Cervantes, L., Puerta, H., Bauer, M, Diaz, A. (2014). Neonatal diagnosis of a patient with hypoparathyroidism, sensorineural deafness and renal dysplasia (HDR) syndrome associated with cerebral infarction. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 27(9-10), 961-965. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Palani, R., Cervantes, L.F., Duarte, A.M., Amjad, I., Altman, N.R. (2011). Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new. Part 2: endangering hemangiomas and treatment. Pediatric Radiology, 41(7), 905-915. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Palani, R., Cervantes, L.F., Duarte, A.M., Amjad, I., Altman, N.R. (2011). Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new. Part 1: overview and clinical and imaging characteristics. Pediatric Radiology, 41(7), 895-904. View in Pubmed

Hellinger, J.C., Cervantes, L.F., Medina, L.S. (2010). "Congenital Disease of the Aortic Arch: Coarctation and Arch Anomalies". New York, NY. Springer. Evidence-Based Imaging in Pediatrics.

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Radiology
3100 SW 62 Ave - Radiology
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Fellowship - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Medical School - Universidad Nacional De Colombia

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology (Diag Rad) - Certified
American Board of Radiology (Pediatric Rad) - Certified