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Meet Our Team

Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute is home to a unique multidisciplinary team of specialists, nurses, technologists, therapists and caregivers who provide unrivalled care, delivered with compassion and empathy for the children we treat and the families we serve.

Administrative Staff

  • Prasanna Jayakar, MD, PhD., Chairman, Brain Institute
  • Sara Widing, Service Line Administrator, Brain Institute
  • Angeles Barba, Director, Brain Institute
  • Catalina Dunoyer MD., Manager, Brain Institute
  • Michelle Parrales, Office Manager, Brain Institute
 

 John Ragheb, MD

Director, Division of Neurosurgery
Department:
Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests:
Neurosurgery, neurotrauma, brain tumors, spina bifida, tethered spinal cord, congenital anomalies
Locations:
Main Campus

 

 Sanjiv Bhatia, MD

Department of Surgery, Chief
Department:
Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests:
Intractable epilepsy, brain tumors, vascular malformations, spinal dysraphism, neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus and arachnoid cysts, brachial plexus injuries
Locations:
Main Campus, Palm Beach Gardens

 
Roberto F. Tuchman

Roberto F. Tuchman, MD

Department of Neurology, Chief
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
ADHD, autism, epilepsy, learning disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders
Locations:
Weston

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 Toba Niazi, MD

Department:
Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests:
Brain and spinal cord tumors, complex congenital or traumatic spinal disorders
Locations:
Main Campus, Miramar

 

 John W. Kuluz, MD

Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro-Rehab, Director 
Department:
Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests:
Spinal cord injury, stroke, ischemic brain injury
Locations:
Main Campus, West Kendall

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Research Scientists

  • Byron Bernal, MD
  • Brandon Korman, PhD
  • Ian Miller, MD
  • Reshma Naidu, PhD
  • Sanghoon Oh, PhD
  • Tara Stewart, PhD
  • Victor Okoh, PhD
  • Wei-Chiang Lin, PhD

Research Affiliates

  • Anuradha Godavarty, PhD
  • Deodutta Roy, PhD
  • Malek Adjouadi, PhD
Physicians with the PSA badge are employed by Pediatric Specialists of America, part of Miami Children's Health System.

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