Director, Cardiac Intensive Care
Dr. Bolivar joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in 1998 after completing his training in pediatric intensive care at Miami Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from Javeriana University and his pediatric training from Lorencita Villegas de Santos Children’s Hospital in Bogota, Colombia. He participated in the research program at the Neonatal Pulmonary Laboratory at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and also served as chief resident in pediatrics at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Bolivar is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and is board-eligible for the American Board of Critical Care. Dr. Bolivar’s unique experience as a pediatric intensivist adds tremendous scope and depth to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s, a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for the care of children with congenital heart disease, serves as a beacon to families confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect. The Heart Program offers the most innovative and least invasive approaches to the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here by The Heart Program’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.