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

Kathryn A. Bucklen, MD FAAP
Pediatric Advanced Care Team Physician
Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hospitalist Medicine
Washington University in Saint Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri

Maria Cordisco, MD
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, New York

Kelly Green Corkins, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD
Pediatric Clinical Dietitian III
LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee

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

Leonard M. Gralnik, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

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

Jeffrey Marsh, MD
Appoline Blair St. Louis Children’s Hospital (Retired)
Professor of Surgery Endowed Chair 
Mercy Children’s Hospital (Retired)
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

Haneen Abdellah, MD
Attending, Hematology-Oncology
Nicklaus Children's Hospital &
Kidz Medical Services
Miami, Florida

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

Adriana Carrillo, MD
Attending, Pediatric Endocrinology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Jennifer Caceres, MS, RDN, LDN
Clinical Dietitian
Department of Clinical Nutrition
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Annie Casta, MD
Attending, Sports Medicine
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Department of Orthopedics
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

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

Alicia Della Volpe, MD
Attending, Pediatric Pulmonology
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

Stephen George, MD
Attending, Pediatric Orthopedics
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Arielle Hay, MD
Attending, Pediatric Rheumatology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
Attending, Allergy-Immunology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Ann Hyslop, MD
Pediatric Neurology & Epilepsy
NeuroNetwork Partners
Co-Director, NCH NeuroCardiac and Development Program
Medical Director, NCH Brain Injury Evaluation and Neuroprotection (BIEN) Program
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Diego Jaramillo, MD, MPH
Attending, Pediatric Radiology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

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

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

Marcos Mestre, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Senior Medical Director, Hospital based Services
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

Rachel Pevsner, DO
Attending, Pediatric Radiology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
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

Nolan Altman, MD
Chief; Department of Radiology
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Metee Comkornruecha, MD
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, MD
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Miami Children’s Health System/Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Rani S Gereige, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Department of Medical Education
Miami, Florida

Deise Granado-Villar, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Academic Officer, Senior VP
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Hugh Ladd, MD
Attending Physician
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Phil Newcomm, MD
Attending Physician
General Pediatrics
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida

Otto Ramos, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

Jose Rosa-Olivares, MD, MS/MHA, FAAP
Section Chief PSA Urgent Care
Interim Medical Director, Pediatric Care Center
MCHS Pediatric Specialists of America
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Miami, Florida

S. Anthony Wolfe, MD
Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, Craniofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Miami, Florida


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

 

Faculty, Moderators, and Planners’ Disclosures

None of the PPGC speakers, moderators, and scientific planning committee members (and their spouse/partner) had any COIs or financial relationships to disclose in the past 12 months or plan to discuss unlabeled or investigational use of a drug, device, or product not approved in the U.S. except for the one(s) listed below:

Faculty, Moderator or Planner Person with COI or financial relationship Company Role/Relationship Discussion of Investigational/Unlabeled Drugs or Devices
Ibrahim Amjad, MD Self None None Mixing of Enteral Formula
Richard Arboleda, MD, MPH Self Otsuka Consulting Fee None
Diva De Leon-Crutchlow, MD Self Xoma Corporation Contracted Research

18FDOPA PET SCAN for identification of focal hyperinsulinism lesions (Investigational use)

Octreotide for treatment of Hyperinsulinism

  Self Biomarin Pharmaceuticals Contracted Research
  Self & Spouse/Partner Merck Ownership Interest
Kelly Green Corkins, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD Self Nestle Nutrition Consulting Fee None
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD Self Meda Honoraria/Speaker None
  Self Bayer Claritin Council Member; Spokesperson
  Self CSL Contracted Research; Honoraria/Speaker
  Self Kaleo, Shire Advisory Board
  Self Novartis, Thermo-Fisher Consultant
Ann Hyslop, MD Self None None Prednisone and Intravenous Immunoglobulin Use in Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep


All COIs have been resolved prior to the meeting. Faculty will disclose financial relationships or COIs to the audience verbally and/or with a slide at the beginning of their presentation.


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