The Brain Institute

Pediatric Neurologists & 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.


John Ragheb, MD

Interim 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

Neurosurgeon

Primary Office: Miami

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


Toba N Niazi, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens

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


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Pediatric Neurologists

The neurologists at Nicklaus Children’s specialize in caring for children with a wide range of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental disorders, behavioral issues and sleep disturbances.

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


Roberto F Tuchman, MD

Director, Neurology

Primary Office: Weston

Additional Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurology, neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, ADHD, epilepsy and learning disorders.


Ann E Hyslop Segeren, MD

Director, Neurocritical Care Program

Primary Office: Miami


Carlos A Gadia, MD

Director, Brain Development Network Program

Primary Office: Weston

Additional Office: Aventura


Ian O'Neil Miller, MD

Director, Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Neurology and Neurophysiology


Mark A. Epstein, M.D.

Director, Brain Development Network Program

Primary Office: Weston

Additional Office: Aventura


Mercedes Bello, MD

Director, Sleep Disorders Program

Primary Office: Miami


Michael S Duchowny, MD

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome


Migvis Monduy, MD

Director, Motor and Movement Disorders Program

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Weston

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


Paula Padua Schleifer, MD

Director, Neurogenetics Program

Primary Office: Palmetto Bay

Additional Office: Miami


Suzanne Esther Hagler, MD

Director, Headache Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Headaches and migraines in children.


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Pediatric Psychologists & Neuropsychologists


Marisa Azaret, PsyD

Clinical Director, Division of Psychology

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Coral Gables

Clinical Interests: Pediatric psychology, parenting skills training, adolescent development, mental health prevention


Brandon M Korman, PsyD, PhD

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

Primary Office: Miami

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


Reshma Babra Naidoo, PhD

PSA Director, Cognitive Neuroscience
Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Neurorehabilitation Specialist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adolescent neuropsychological assessments, cognitive rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, neurogenetic assessment, neuro-cardiac assessment, neuro-oncology assessment, neuro-developmental assessment, epilepsy neuropsychological evaluations


Sara Rivero-Conil, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric psychology, adjustment disorder, pediatric health conditions, bereavement, anxiety, ADHD, medication adherence, and pain management. 


Multidisciplinary Program Directors


Nolan R Altman, MD

Director, Department of Radiology

Primary Office: Miami

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


Mislen S Bauer, MD

Director, Neurofibromatosis Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Craniofacial deformities, neurofibromatosis


Parul B Jayakar, MD

Director, Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Neurogenetics/ Metabolic Program
Director, Miami Genetic Laboratories
Director, Clinical Genetics

Primary Office: Miami

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


Ziad A Khatib, MD

Director, Neuro Oncology Program

Primary Office: Miami

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: Miami

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


Nurse Practitioners Specialized in Pediatric Neurology

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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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Patricia Angie Tavio, ARNP
Division of Neurosurgery
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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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Ana M. Diaz, ARNP
Division of Neurosurgery

Nurse Practitioners specializing in Neurocritical Care

  • Kathryn Anne Johnston, ARNP
  • Jaime Smith Mitchell, ARNP
  • Tammy Lynn Trabosh, ARNP

Administrative Staff

  • Prasanna Jayakar, MD, PhD., Chairman
  • Umar Ahmad, Service Line Lead
  • Michelle Parrales, Operations Manager
  • Angeles Barba, Director
  • Olga Conde, Manager

Research Scientists

Research Affiliates

  • Malek Adjouadi, PhD
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 Physicians identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo are employees of PSA, which is part of Nicklaus Children's Health System, and are not employees of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.