Sandeep Dave, MD

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Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists Chief, Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Director, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center


Dr. Davé is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is a pediatric otolaryngologist within the Division of Otolaryngology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and since 2015 has served as the Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists chief for the Section of Otolaryngology. Dr. Davé treats patients with disorders encompassing the entire spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology, from routine health care for children with minor ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems to complicated surgical interventions in the operating room. During the 15 years he has been with Nicklaus Children’s Health System, he has performed more than 13,500 surgeries. His clinical interests include endoscopic airway surgery, tympanic membrane repair and pediatric sleep-disordered breathing/sleep apnea.
After graduating with distinction from Cornell University with a degree in applied economics and business management, Dr. Davé earned his medical degree with the highest academic standing in his graduating class from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, where he was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His general surgery internship and four-year otolaryngology – head and neck surgery residency were then conducted at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Davé subsequently completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Since joining Nicklaus Children's Health System (MCHS) in 2007, Dr. Davé has been an active member of the medical staff and participated on numerous health system committees. He currently serves on the board of directors for both Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists and the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center (MCHASC).
Dr. Davé is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). He is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO). His resume includes numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at local, regional and national meetings. Dr. Davé has been the recipient of many honors for his dedication and achievements, including Castle Connolly Top Doctors®, Best Doctors in America®, the Patient's Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award from and America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%.
Dr. Davé sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus and the Nicklaus Children’s Aventura Care Center. He is fluent in English and conversant in Spanish. 

Patient Reviews

Cohen, N., Schissler, K., ..., Dave, S. et al (2024). Change in Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy Postoperative Visit Patterns After Opioid Food and Drug Administration Warning. Pediatric emergency care, 40(1), 38-44. View in Pubmed

Vivero, R.J., Dave, S.P., Gomez, C.R., Weed, D. T. (2013). Giant cell tumor of the larynx.. Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, 92(6), E59-62. View in Pubmed

Kochhar, A., Angeli, S.I., Dave, S.P., Liu, X.Z. (2009). Imaging correlation of children with DFNB1 vs non-DFNB1 hearing loss. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 140(5), 665-669. View in Pubmed

Rodriguez, M.J., Dave, S.P., Astor, F.C. (2009). Periorbital emphysema as a complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, 88(4), 888-889. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P., Farooq, U., Civantos, F.J. (2008). Management of advanced laryngeal and hypopharyngeal plexiform neurofibroma in adults. American Journal of Otolaryngology, 29(4), 279-283. View in Pubmed

Chang, R.C., Dave, S.P., Robinson P.G. (2008). Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of the parotid gland: a rare pediatric case. Head & Neck, 30(7), 970-973. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P., Handler, S.D. (2008). Auricular injury with deformity following delivery by cesarean section. Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, 87(3), 128. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P., Vivero, R.J., Roy, S. (2008). Facial cutaneous mucormycosis in a full-term infant. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 134(2), 206-209. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P. (2008). Surgical solutions for allergic fungal sinusitis. Physicians practice,

Bared, A., Dave, S.P., Garcia, M., Angeli, S.I. (2007). Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the external auditory canal (EAC).. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 127(3), 280-284. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P., Bared, A., Casiano, R.R. (2007). Surgical outcomes and safety of transnasal endoscopic resection for anterior skull tumors. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery, 136(6), 920-927. View in Pubmed

Vernon, S.E., Dave, S.P. (2006). Cutaneous zygomycosis associated with urate panniculitis. American journal of dermatopathology, 28(4), 327-330. View in Pubmed

Vivero, R.J., Dave, S.P., Roy, S. (2006). Inflammatory pseudotumor of the trachea . International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 70(11), 2010.

Dave, S.P., Pernas, F.G., Roy, S. (2006). The benign lymphoepithelial cyst and a classification system for lymphocytic parotid gland enlargement in the pediatric HIV population. The Laryngoscope, 117(1), 106-113. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P., Lehman, D.A., Casiano, R.R. (2005). Tissue model and preliminary analysis of microdebriders used in functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery, 132(6), 834-839. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P., Polak, M., Casiano, R.R. (2005). Microdebriders used in functional endoscopic sinus surgery: secondary analysis and validation of a new tissue model.. Laryngoscope, 115(9), 1641-1645. View in Pubmed

Thomas, G.R., Dave, S., Furze, A., et al (2005). Managing common otolaryngologic emergencies, part 1.. Emergency medicine, 37(5), 18-47.

Thomas, G.R., Dave, S., Furze, A., et al (2005). Managing common otolaryngologic emergencies, part 2.. Emergency medicine, 37(6), 39-48.

Dave, S.P., Greenstein, A.J., Sachar, D.B., Harpaz, N., Aledort, L. (2002). Bleeding diathesis in amyloidosis with renal insufficiency associated with Crohn's disease: response to desmopressin. American journal of gastroenterology, 97(1), 187-189. View in Pubmed

Hossain, A., Reis, E.D., Dave, S.P., Kerstein, M.D., Hollier, L.H. (2001). Visceral artery aneurysms: experience in a tertiary-care center. The American Surgeon, 67(5), 432-437. View in Pubmed

Dave, S.P., Reis, E.D., Hossain, A., Taub, P.J., Kerstein, M.D., Hollier, L.H. (2000). Splenic artery aneurysm in the 1990s.. Annals of vascular surgery, 14(3), 223-229. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Otolaryngology
3100 SW 62 Avenue NE Wing #122
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Medical School - Mount Sinai Sch. of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology - Certified