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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.

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Parul B. Jayakar, MD

Director, The Brain Institute
Director, Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Neurogenetics/Metabolic Disorders Program
Department:
Clinical Genetics & Metabolism
Clinical Interests:
Autism, genetic syndromes, dysmorphism, metabolism errors, chromomal abnormalities, congenital anomalies, neurodegenerative diseases
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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
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 Sanjiv Bhatia, MD

Chief, Department of Surgery
Director, Neuro-Tube Defect/Spina Bifida Program
Department:
Neurosurgery, Spina bifida
Clinical Interests:
Intractable epilepsy, brain tumors, vascular malformations, spinal dysraphism, neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus and arachnoid cysts, brachial plexus injuries

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 Toba Niazi, MD

Department:
Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests:
Brain and spinal cord tumors, complex congenital or traumatic spinal disorders
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Pediatric Neurologists

Neuro Network PartnersPediatric Neurology physicians are employed by Neuro Network Partners (NNP), a private physician practice.
 

Roberto F. Tuchman

Roberto F. Tuchman, MD

Chief, Department of Neurology
Director, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
ADHD, autism, epilepsy, learning disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders
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Michael S. Duchowny, MD

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome
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Ian O'Neil Miller, MD

Director, Ion Channel Epilepsy/Dravet Syndrome Program
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric Neurology and Neurophysiology
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Migvis Monduy

Director, Cerebral Palsy & Spasticity Disorders Program
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Cerebral palsy and spasticity disorders, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders
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Trevor J. Resnick, MD

Director, Headache Clinic
Department:
Neurology
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric Neurology, chronic epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorders
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Psychologists and Neuropsychologists

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 Marisa Azaret, Psy D.

Clinical Director, Division of Psychology
Department:
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Interests:
pediatric psychology, parenting skills training, adolescent development, mental health prevention
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 Brandon M. Korman, PsyD, PhD

Supervisor, Fellowship, Internship, and Advanced Practicum in Pediatric Neuropsychology
Department:
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Interests:
Evaluation of cognition and behaviour in children with wpilepsy, brain tumors, and genetic disorders 
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 Reshma Babra Naidoo, PhD

Department:
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Interests:
pediatric brain injuries, developmental anomailes, neurorehabilitation, neurocognitive weaknesses
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Multidisciplinary Specialists

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 Nolan R. Altman, MD

Director, Department of Radiology
Department:
Radiology
Clinical Interests:
Neuro-congenital malformations, metabolic diseases, vascular malformations
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Mislen S. Bauer, MD

Director, Neurofibromatosis Program
Department:
Clinical Genetics & Metabolism
Clinical Interests:
Craniofacial deformities, neurofibromatosis
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Ziad. A. Khatib, MD

Director, Neuro Oncology Program 
Department:
Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests:
Brain tumors, pediatric cancer treatment
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 John W. Kuluz, MD

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

Nurse Practitioners

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Aileen M. Rodriguez, ARNP
Clinical coordinator, Epilepsy Program
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Patricia M. Dean, ARNP
Epilepsy Outcomes Clinic
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Tammy Lynn Trabosh, ARNP
Neuro-Critical Program (Neuro-ICU)
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Maria Isabel Walke, ARNP
Genetics Clinic
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Maria Pilar Gennaro, ARNP
Ketogenic Diet Program
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Claudia Garcia, ARNP
Division of Neurosurgery
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Ana M. Diaz, ARNP
Division of Neurosurgery
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Patricia Angie Tavio, ARNP
Division of Neurosurgery

 

Administrative Staff

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

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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