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

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, Palm Beach Gardens

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

Toba N Niazi, MD

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.

Shelly Wang, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Primary Office: Miami

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

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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.

Ann E Hyslop Segeren, MD

Director, Neurocritical Care Program
Medical Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Primary Office: Miami

Mercedes Bello, MD

Director, Sleep Disorders Program

Primary Office: Miami

Suzanne Esther Hagler, MD

Director, Headache Program

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Aventura

Clinical Interests: Headaches and migraines in children.

Ian O'Neil Miller, MD

Chief, Department of Neurology

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Neurology and Neurophysiology

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Pediatric Psychologists & Neuropsychologists

Marisa Azaret, PsyD

Director, Division of Clinical Psychology

Primary Office: Miami

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

NCPS 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

Kayleen S Ball, Psy.D

Primary Office: Miami

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

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

Vice President of the Medical Staff
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: West Kendall

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

Nurse Practitioners Specialized in Pediatric Neurology

Aileen M. Rodriguez, ARNP
Clinical coordinator, Epilepsy Program
Patricia M. Dean, ARNP
Epilepsy Outcomes Clinic
Patricia Angie Tavio, ARNP
Division of Neurosurgery
Maria Isabel Walke, ARNP
Genetics Clinic
Maria Pilar Gennaro, ARNP
Ketogenic Diet Program
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
  • Michelle Parrales, Operations Manager
  • Angeles Barba, Director
  • Olga Conde, Manager

Research Scientists

Research Affiliates

  • Malek Adjouadi, PhD

 A physician identified with a Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists logo is an employee of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.