Meet the Neurocritical Team

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


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


G. Keith Meyer, MD

Medical Director, LifeFlight® Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Services
Medical Director, ECLS/ECMO and Apheresis Services

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric specialty transport, neurological injuries, airway protection, sepsis, systemic inflammatory response, shock



Balagangadhar Totapally, MD

Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Neonatology, sepsis, resucitation, neurocritical care monitoring


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


Nurse Practitioners specializing in Neurocritical Care

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Ginel Capdevila, MSN, APRN, CPN


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Kathyrn Johnston, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC, CCRN


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Natalie Llama, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


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Tammy Trabosh, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC


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Jaime Smith Mitchell, MSN, APRN, FNP-C


 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.