Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists Chief, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Medical Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Director, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
Dr. Muñiz Crim is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
She is the Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists chief for the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, the medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center
at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and serves on Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists’s Board of Directors
Dr. Muñiz Crim earned her medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She then completed a residency in pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School/MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Dr. Muñiz Crim also pursued a master’s degree in clinical research at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts University in Boston and served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease
, celiac disease
, feeding disorders
, gastrointestinal dysmotility and caring for children with special needs and their families.
Dr. Muñiz Crim is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. She sits on the medical advisory board of the South Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and is a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, where she serves on the National IBD committee. Dr. Muñiz Crim is active on several of the hospital’s committees and is currently working on quality improvement initiatives and research studies within Nicklaus Children’s IBD patient population to improve the remission rates of all IBD patients. She also has participated in several international mission trips to deliver care to underserved populations, including recent visits to Haiti in 2016 and 2017. Dr. Muñiz Crim has presented at conferences both nationally and globally and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. She is frequently sought out by the media as a subject-matter expert in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.
Dr. Muñiz Crim sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s West Kendall Outpatient Center
and Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents. The team employs a multidisciplinary approach that brings together an array of specialists to deliver personalized care to the patient and family. The program is proud to be consistently ranked among the best in the nation for pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery by U.S. News & World Report. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center
provides comprehensive support and management for children and young adults with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, while the Gastrointestinal (GI) Center offers nutritional assessment and counseling for overweight children, as well as those with dietary restrictions. Consultations with the division’s board-certified physicians are offered in both English and Spanish at the hospital’s main campus near Coral Gables and Nicklaus Children’s outpatient centers located from southern Miami-Dade to northern Palm Beach Counties.