Carolina Sanchez-Vegas, MD

A clinician identified with a Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists logo is an affiliate of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other clinicians listed on the website are in independent medical practices.

Dr. Sanchez-Vegas joined Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, part of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, in 2016. She has served as a physician within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since 2009. Dr. Sanchez-Vegas earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Her pediatric residency was completed at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This was followed by fellowship training at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), where she divided her clinical time between BUMC and Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sanchez-Vegas’ primary research focus during her fellowship was on dengue fever, for which she spent eight weeks at the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her work was presented at the 2009 Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Sanchez-Vegas’ special interests include international health, travel medicine, refugee health and tropical medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. She is also certified in travel health.
Dr. Sanchez-Vegas sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Sanchez-Vegas, C., Hanze Villavicencio, K. L. (2022). Helminth Infections in Children. Pediatrics in review, 43(5), 243-255. View in Pubmed

Tano, E., San Martin, S., ..., Sanchez-Vegas, C., (2021). Perimyocarditis in Adolescents After Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 10(10), 962-966. View in Pubmed

Giovannini-Sanguineti, G., Hanze-Villavicencio, K., Sanchez-Vegas, C. (2021). Moraxella nonliquefaciens septic arthritis in an immunocompetent child: A case report. IDCases, 24(), e01145. View in Pubmed

Nadiger, M., Ness-Cochinwala, M., Sanchez-Vegas, C., et al (2021). Pediatric COVID-19 presenting as supraglottitis with vocal cord hypomobility. SAGE open medical case reports, 9(), 2050313X21989465. View in Pubmed

Olivero, R.M., Hamer, D.H., MacLeod, W.B., Benoit, C.M., Sanchez-Vegas, C., Jentes, E.S., Chen, L.H., et al (2016). Dengue Virus Seroconversion in Travelers to Dengue-Endemic Areas. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 95(5), 1130-1136. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Infectious Diseases
3200 SW 60 Court #206
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number:


Fellowship - Boston Medical Center
Residency - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Medical School - Central University of Venezuela

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified
American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Infectious Diss) - Certified