March 16-19, 2017
Intercontinental Miami, 
100 Chopin Plaza, 
Miami, FL 33131

Faculty

Guest Faculty

Deborah Abel, PhD, RD
Director, Pediatric Nutrition Certificate Program, and Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition
Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Suzanne Berman, MD FAAP
Private Pediatrician
Plateau Pediatrics
Crossville, Tennessee

Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr. MD, FAAP
RedBook Editor
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pediatrics
Louisiana State University Health
Shreveport, Louisiana

Diva D. De León-Crutchlow, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey R Kile, MD, MHA
General Pediatrician
Pediatric Associates of Kingston, LLC
Kingston, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Marsh, MD
Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and the Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Deformities Center
Appoline Blair St. Louis Children’s Hospital 
Professor of Surgery endowed chair 
Mercy Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

Larry Pickering, MD
RedBook Editor
Senior Advisor to the Director 
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases 
Executive Secretary 
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine 
Atlanta, Georgia

Colin P. West, MD, PhD, FACP 
Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Biomedical Statistics and Informatics 
Departments of Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Research 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

 

 

Host Faculty

Fuad Al Khoury, MD
Attending, Pediatric Anesthesia
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Ibrahim Amjad, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAP
Attending, Plastic Surgery
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Richard Arboleda MD, MPH
Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Luisa Cervantes, MD
Attending, Pediatric Radiology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Alejandro Diaz, MD
Attending, Pediatric Endocrinology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Magaly Diaz-Barbosa, MD
Attending, Neonatology
Director, Division of Neonatology
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Veronica Etinger, MD
Attending, Hospital Medicine
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Leopoldo Malvezzi, MD
Attending, Pediatric Anesthesia
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Luis Mendoza, MD
Attending, Pediatric Anesthesia
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Marcos Mestre, MD
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Alisa Muniz-Crim, MD
Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Jacques Orces, DO
Chief Medical Information Officer
Miami Children’s Health System
Miami, Florida

Raquel Pasaron, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
ARNP/Pediatric Surgery Liaison
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Immediate Past President, American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, 2016-2017
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Stephanie Quirantes, MS, RDN, LD
Community Outreach Dietitian
Department of Food and Nutrition
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Jesse Reeves-Garcia, MD
Attending, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nicklaus Children's Hospital 
Clinical professor of Pediatrics
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Ricardo Restrepo, MD
Attending, Pediatric Radiology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Mario Reyes, MD
Attending, Hospital Medicine
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Joshua W. Tarkoff M.D.
Attending, Pediatrics Endocrinology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

 

Moderators

Coming soon...


Scientific Planning Committee

Jefry Biehler, MD, MPH
FIU Chair of Pediatrics

Kristen Chin, MD
Pediatric Chief Resident

Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, MD
Pediatric Residency Program Director

Alejandro Diaz, MD
Pediatric Endocrinology

Riccardo Firmino, MA
Meeting Planner, PPGC

Rani Gereige, MD, MPH
CME Committee Chair, Director of Medical Education

Deise Granado-Villar, MD, MPH
PPGC Course Chair, CAO

Ron Kanter, MD
Pediatric Cardiology

Marcelo Laufer, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Elizabeth Menocal, CPMSM, CPCS
Senior Director; Medical Staff Resources

Marcos Mestre, MD
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Alisa Muniz-Crim, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Scott Raskin, DO
Pediatric Chief Resident

Clara Reyes-Miranda, ARNP
Allied Health, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Gloria Riefkohl, MD
General Pediatrics, Community Pediatrician

Jennifer Rizel, PA
Allied Health, Pediatric Surgery

Jose Rosa-Olivares, MD
General Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Care Center

Jose Vargas-Loayza, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Continuing Medical Education Staff

Cindy Gibson, C-TAGME
Manager; Department of Medical Education, MCH

Ariel Llizo
Marketing, Web Design, and MCH-iLearn Management,
CME Specialist; Department of Medical Education, MCH

Danays Hernandez
CME Coordinator; Department of Medical Education, MCH


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