Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Carolina Bautista ValldeRuten is an attending physician within the Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Bautista ValldeRuten completed a residency in pediatrics at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she served for an additional year as chief resident. Her clinical interests include promoting healthcare literacy, nutrition and on-time vaccinations.
Dr. Bautista ValldeRuten is board certified in general pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association. Dr. Bautista ValldeRuten has presented at medical conferences.
Dr. Bautista ValldeRuten is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists
, the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System
. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
The Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
is one of the most visited emergency rooms in the nation and has a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained attending pediatric specialists and subspecialists on call, 24 hours a day. To continue to be a leader in ensuring patient satisfaction, the entire staff continually devises and implements strategies to reduce patient waiting time, enhance the waiting room atmosphere and improve the delivery of care for patients and families. The Emergency Department is also home to the Miguel "Mike" B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, the only freestanding Level I pediatric trauma center in South Florida. An adjoining helipad enhances the facility’s ability to handle incoming traumas, as well as transfers from other hospitals.