Lina Felipez, MD

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Dr. Felípez is a pediatric gastroenterologist and director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, Dr. Felípez served on the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital medical staff as Lead Investigator of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Felípez earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She completed her residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at The University of Chicago.

Dr. Felípez is a researcher for CCFA Partners, a network sponsored by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of American (CCFA) and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She has participated in clinical trials of pediatric IBD medications including infliximab, adalimumab and certilizumab pegol. Her work has been presented at venues such as the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and Digestive Disease Week. Dr. Felípez’s special interests include IBD, reflux, constipation, celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Felípez is bilingual in English and Spanish. 

Dantas, M.A., Graneiro, A.L., ..., Felipez, L.M. (2023). A Challenging Case of Oral Ulcers and Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Crohn's or Behçet's Disease. Case reports in Pediatrics, 2023(), 4705638. View in Pubmed

Rios Melendez, S., Majluta, A., ..., Felipez, L.M. (2023). Can vulvar edema be the presenting sign of Crohn's disease? A case series. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 78 (2), 289-294. View in Pubmed

Sunny, J., Fonseca, A. G., ..., Felipez, L.M. (2022). Hypersensitivity Reaction to Ustekinumab in Pediatric and Young Adult Inflammatory Bowel . Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 3(2), e205. View in Pubmed

O'Farrell, C., Roberts, A., ..., Felipez, L.M. (2021). Genital and Intertriginous Rashes Refractory to Antimicrobial Treatments: Have you thought about Crohn's Disease? . Case reports in Pediatrics, 2021(), 5578810. View in Pubmed

Fonseca, A., Sunny., J., ..., Felipez, L.M. (2021). Antitumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNF-a) Infliximab-Induced Pleural Effusion and Pericarditis in Crohn’s Disease. . Case reports in Pediatrics, 2021(), 9989729. View in Pubmed

Fonseca, A., Sunny., J., ..., Felipez, L.M. (2021). Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (VEOIBD) Presenting with Recurrent Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Preceded by Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Case reports in Pediatrics, 2021(), 1996430. View in Pubmed

Sierra, D., Wood, M., ..., Felipez, L.M. (2018). Pediatric Gastritis, Gastropathy, and Peptic Ulcer Disease. . Pediatrics in review, 39(11), 542-549. View in Pubmed

Huang, A.C., Perez, C., Felipez, L., Chamyan, G., Finegold, M.J., Hernandez, E. (2017). A Rare Phenotype of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Owing to PI*IS in a Newborn With Liver Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 65(5), e112-e113. View in Pubmed

Felipez, L.M. (2012). La Enfermedad Celiaca: Importancia de un Diagnóstico Preciso y Temprano. Galenus, 32(4), 59.

Felipez, L.M., Gokhale, R., Tierney, M.P., et al (2012). Thalidomide Use and Outcomes in Pediatric Patients With Crohn Disease Refractory to Infliximab and Adalimumab . Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 54(1), 28-33. View in Pubmed

Felipez, L.M., Cerezo, C.S. (2011). Normal Digestion and Absorption. The NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review Book of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Guandalini, S., Felipez, L.M. (2010). Probiotics and Celiac Disease. Bethesda. AGA Press. Real Life with Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting and Thriving on a Gluten-Free Diet.

Felipez, L.M., Gokhale, R., Guandalini, S. (2010). Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome: A Pediatric Case with Severe Colitis and Good Response to Infliximab.. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 51(5), 665-667. View in Pubmed

Felipez, L.M., Sentongo, T.A. (2009). Drug Induced Nutrient Deficiencies. Pediatrics Clinics of North America, 56(5), 1211-1224. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Gastroenterology
3100 SW 62 Avenue Suite 6-100 Central Bldg
Miami, FL 33155
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Additional Office

Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists at Alton Road- Gastroenterology
4308 Alton Road #940
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospital
Residency - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Medical School - Universidad Central del Caribe

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Gastroenterology) - Certified