Pediatric Neurologists and Neurosurgeons

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

Our neurosurgery team works with other pediatric specialists at Nicklaus Children’s to establish an accurate diagnosis, develop a specialized treatment plan and provide comprehensive treatment to all patients.


Toba N Niazi, MD

Chief, Section of Neurosurgery
Co-Medical Director, Nicklaus Children's Hospital Brain Institute
Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology Surgical Services

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebral palsy, spasticity and movement disorders, complex congenital or traumatic spinal disorders


John Ragheb, MD

Chief, Department of Surgery
Director, Division of Neurosurgery

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Aventura, Naples

Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery, neurotrauma, brain tumors, spina bifida, tethered spinal cord, congenital anomalies


Gregory W Hornig, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Boynton Beach, Naples, Palm Beach Gardens

Clinical Interests: Hydrocephalus, epilepsy, spasticity, trauma and brain tumors


Kristen C Stabingas, MD

​Pediatric Neurosurgeon 

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Vascular neurosurgical conditions, hydrocephalus, brain and spinal cord tumors and the management of complex congenital disorders


Shelly Wang, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Palm Beach Gardens

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy, hydrocephalus, congenital and developmental anomalies of the central nervous system, as well as neurotrauma


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Pediatric Neurologists


Paula Padua Schleifer, MD

Interim Chief, Neurology
Director, Neurogenetics Program

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners


Mercedes Bello, MD

Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Center

Primary Office: Palmetto Bay

Additional Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric sleep disorders, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy


Mark A Epstein, MD

Medical Director, Brain Development Network Program

Primary Office: Weston

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners


Marytery Fajardo, MD

Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Neuro-Cardiac and Development Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, neuromodulation and neurologic and developmental outcomes in children with complex congenital heart disease


Wilson D Heredia Nunez, MD

Medical Director, Headache Program 

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Headaches, traumatic brain injury, concussion and sports neurology


Anuj Jayakar, MD

Medical Director, Neurocritical Care Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric stroke, ICU EEG and management of prolonged seizures.


Natanya Maio Mishal, MD

Co-Medical Director, Inpatient Neurology 

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Neuroimmunology, epilepsy and neurocritical care


Migvis Monduy, MD

Medical Director, Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders Programs

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Cerebral palsy and spasticity disorders, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders


Sayed Z Naqvi, MD

Co-Medical Director, Inpatient Neurology

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners


Marcel J Deray, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Sleep disorders, autism, speech delays and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)


Matt S Lallas, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Medically resistant epilepsy, complex epilepsy related to genetic conditions and analysis of electroencephalography data


Abigail E Ley, MD

Pediatric Neurologist 

Primary Office: Palm Beach Gardens

Clinical Interests: Autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions


Trevor J Resnick, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners

Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurology, chronic epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatric headaches


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Pediatric Neuropsychologists


Brandon M Korman, PsyD, PhD

Supervisor, Fellowship, Internship, and Advanced Practicum in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Primary Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adolescent neuropsychological assessment, epilepsy neuropsychological evaluations, memory, disorders of attention and executive skills


Kayleen S Ball, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Congenital heart defects, epilepsy, pediatric stroke, neuro-oncology/acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), solid organ transplant and mitochondrial diseases


Jacqueline C Mahfood, PhD

Primary Office: Miami


Multidisciplinary Program Directors


Nolan R Altman, MD

Chief, Department of Radiology
NCPS Chief, Section of Radiology

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Neuro-congenital malformations, metabolic diseases, vascular malformations, pediatric neuroradiology


Mislen S Bauer, MD

Director, Craniofacial Center
Director, Neurofibromatosis Program

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Clinical Genetics Associates

Clinical Interests: Craniofacial deformities, neurofibromatosis


Jordan P Steinberg, MD

Surgical Director, Craniofacial Program

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Boynton Beach

Clinical Interests: Cleft lip and palate, congenital facial skeletal growth disorders and syndromes, craniosynostosis, ear anomalies, jaw deformities requiring corrective (orthognathic) surgery, ear anomalies and pediatric skin/soft tissue lesions


Parul B Jayakar, MD

Director, Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
NCPS Chief, Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Autism, genetic syndromes, dysmorphism, metabolism errors, chromomal abnormalities, congenital anomalies, neurodegenerative diseases, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics


Ziad A Khatib, MD

Vice President of the Medical Staff
Neuro Oncology Program

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Kidz Medical Services, Inc.

Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neuro-oncology, pediatric cancer treatment, chemotherapy, glioma


John W Kuluz, MD

Director, Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Spinal cord injury, stroke, ischemic brain injury


Neurosurgery Advanced Practice Professionals


Ana Maria Diaz, APRN

Primary Office: Miami


Kathryn Anne Johnston, APRN

Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric critical care


Saralee Morales, APRN

Neurosurgery

Primary Office: Miami


Katrina Marie Moya, APRN

Neurosurgery

Primary Office: Miami


Lissete Marie Vega, APRN

Primary Office: Miami


Physician assistants specialized in pediatric neurology


Jacqueline Marie Bomhoff, PA-C

Primary Office: Miami


Nike Sophia Sitzman, PA-C

Primary Office: Miami


Andrea Veronica Trevilla, PA-C

Primary Office: Miami


Christina Martinez, PA-C

Primary Office: Miami


Karla Janine Novo, PA-C

Primary Office: Miami


Nurse Practitioners specialized in pediatric neurology


Kelly Ann Corona, APRN

Primary Office: Miami


Patricia M Dean, APRN

Epilepsy Outcomes Clinic

Primary Office: Miami


Eli Maggie Figueroa, APRN

Primary Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and neurodevelopment


Magdalena Garcia, APRN

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: epilepsy, headaches, autism, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


Maria Pilar Gennaro, APRN

Ketogenic Diet Program

Primary Office: Miami


Elizabeth Guerra, APRN

Primary Office: Miami


Opal Patrice Marie Hamilton, APRN

Primary Office: Weston


Emily Samantha Hernandez, APRN


Vanessa Gail Manzie, APRN

Primary Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and neurodevelopment


Viviana Monzon, APRN

Primary Office: Doral


Michelle Quintos Perez, APRN


Sheryl Yanissa Stanley, APRN

Primary Office: Weston


Tammy Lynn Trabosh, APRN

NeuroCritical Care Nurse Practitioner

Primary Office: Miami


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