Meet the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program Team

Aaron J Berger, MD

Medical Director, Wound Care Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Hand Program
Medical Director, Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miami, Miramar

Clinical Interests: Plastic surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve disorders.


John A I Grossman, MD

Primary Office: South Miami

Additional Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Peripheral nerve surgery, upper extremity reconstruction


Andrew E Price, MD

Primary Office: New York

Additional Office: South Miami


Monica M Payares-Lizano, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Cerebral palsy and musculoskeletal trauma


Michael A Tidwell, MD

Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Orthopedic oncology, bone dysplasia, spine surgery, bladder exstrophy/cloacal exstrophy and orthopedic rehabilation medicine


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


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.


Ricardo Restrepo, MD

Pediatric Interventional Radiologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests:

All types of vascular anomalies (birthmarks), such as hemangiomas and vascular malformations.


Nolan R Altman, MD

Director, Department of Radiology

Primary Office: Miami

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


Steven J Melnick, PhD, MD

Chief, Department of Pathology

Primary Office: Miami


Brachial Plexus Nursing Team

  • Herbert Valencia, RNFA, CSFA
  • Millie McCurdy, RN
  • Elizabeth Woodman, RN​

Brachial Plexus Rehabilitation Team

  • Main Hospital Campus
    • Yvette Elias, OT/L, CKTP, CHT
  • Miramar Outpatient Center
    • Cherise Medina, OT
  • Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
    • Nancy Quinn, OT
  • West Kendall Outpatient Center
    • Cherise Medina, OT

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Berger's assistant: Vanessa Martinez
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