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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.

Pediatric Neurosurgeons

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 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

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 Sanjiv Bhatia, MD

Neuro-Tube Defect/Spina Bifida Program, Director
Department:
Neurosurgery, Spina bifida
Clinical Interests:
Intractable epilepsy, brain tumors, vascular malformations, spinal dysraphism, neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus and arachnoid cysts, brachial plexus injuries
Locations:
Main Campus, Palm Beach Gardens

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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

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Pediatric Neurologists

Roberto F. Tuchman

Roberto F. Tuchman, MD

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

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Michael S. Duchowny, MD

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Director
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome
Locations:
Main Campus

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Ian O'Neil Miller, MD

Ion Channel Epilepsy/Dravet Syndrome Program, Director
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric Neurology and Neurophysiology
Locations:
Main Campus

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Migvis Monduy

Cerebral Palsy & Spasticity Disorders Program, Director
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Cerebral palsy and spasticity disorders, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders
Locations:
Main Campus, Weston

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Trevor J. Resnick, MD

Headache Clinic, Director
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric Neurology, chronic epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorders
Locations:
Main Campus

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Multidisciplinary Specialists

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Nolan R. Altman, MD

Department of Radiology, Director
Department:
Radiology
Clinical Interests:
Neuro-congenital malformations, metabolic diseases, vascular malformations
Locations:
Main Campus

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Marisa Azaret, Psy D.

Clinical Psychology, Director
Department:
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Interests:
pediatric psychology, parenting skills training, adolescent development, mental health prevention
Locations:
Main Campus, PECCA

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Mislen S. Bauer, MD

Neurofibromatosis Program, Director
Department:
Clinical Genetics & Metabolism
Clinical Interests:
Craniofacial deformities, neurofibromatosis
Locations:
Main Campus

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Parul B. Jayakar, MD

Neurogenetics/Metabolic Disorders Program, Director
Department:
Clinical Genetics & Metabolism
Clinical Interests:
Autism, genetic syndromes, dysmorphism, metabolism errors, chromomal abnormalities, congenital anomalies, neurodegenerative diseases
Locations:
Main Campus

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Ziad. A. Khatib, MD

Neuro Oncology Program, Director 
Department:
Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests:
Brain tumors, pediatric cancer treatment
Locations:
Main Campus

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 John W. Kuluz, MD

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic, Director 
Department:
General Pediatrics
Clinical Interests:
Spinal cord injury, stroke, ischemic brain injury
Locations:
Main Campus, West Kendall

Administrative Staff

  • Prasanna Jayakar, MD, PhD., Chairman, Brain Institute
  • Sara Widing, Service Line Administrator, Brain Institute
  • Angeles Barba, Director, Brain Institute
  • Ogla Conde, Manager, Brain Institute

Research Scientists

Research Affiliates

  • 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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