P Marcelo Laufer, MD

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Co-Medical Director, Anti-Microbial Stewardship Program

Dr. Laufer joined Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, part of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, in 2016. He has served since 2002 within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Laufer earned his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, School of Medicine, Paraguay. After one year of pediatric residency training at Hospital de Clinicas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, he completed a three-year pediatric residency training program at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases and immunology at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His special interests include patients with recurrent infections, periodic syndromes, pediatric immunization and antimicrobial stewardship. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

Dr. Laufer sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Nguyen-Tran, H., Erdem, G., Laufer, P.M., et al (2024). Use of Advanced Diagnostics for Timely Identification of Travel-associated Leptospira santarosai Infection in Four Adolescents Through Plasma Microbial Cell-free DNA Sequencing With the Karius Test. Pediatric infectious disease journal, Ahead of print(), . View in Pubmed

Aquino, L., Muniz, J.C., Laufer, P.M., et al (2022). Gore Cardioform ASD device thrombus weeks after COVID-19 infection. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions, 99(4), 1161-1164. View in Pubmed

Hassor, S., Etinger, V., ..., Laufer, P.M., et al (2022). A Case-Control Study Evaluating Risk Factors and Outcomes of Hospitalized Children With ESBL-UTI. Clinical pediatrics, 61(11), 759-767. View in Pubmed

Staropoli, P.C., Payson, A., ..., Laufer, P., et al (2022). CRVO associated with COVID-19 and MTHFR mutation in a 15-year-old male. American journal of ophthalmology case reports, 26(), 101522. View in Pubmed

Totapally, B., Nadiger, M., ..., Laufer, P.M., et al (2021). Identification of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Classes and Development of Hyperinflammation Score in Pediatric COVID-19. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care, 12(2), 137-147. View in Pubmed

Anastas, D.C., Farias, A., ..., Laufer, P.M., et al (2021). Massive Pulmonary Embolism in an Adolescent with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Due to COVID-19. Clinical Pediatrics, 60(8), 341-345. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S., Laufer, P.M. (2013). Pneumonia. Pediatrics in Review, 34(10), 438-456. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Infectious Diseases
3200 SW 60 Court #206
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Medical School - Facultad de Medicine Univ. Nacional de Asuncion

Board Certifications

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