Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Rakovchik is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is an attending physician within the Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rakovchik earned his medical degree from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed a residency in pediatrics at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine/Cohen Children’s Medical Center/North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System in New Hyde Park, New York, followed by a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. His clinical interests include pediatric resuscitation, education and quality improvement and pediatric emergency point-of-care ultrasound.
Dr. Rakovchik is board certified in general pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric emergency medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Rakovchik sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew.
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 III pediatric trauma center in Florida. An adjoining helipad enhances the facility’s ability to handle incoming traumas, as well as transfers from other hospitals.