Brain Institute Videos

Talkin' Kids Health: Heart Month

Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, co-director of the NeuroCardiac and Development Program, joins us in this edition of our Facebook live show Talkin' Kids Health.

What does genetic testing entail?

Dr. Parul Jayakar explains different testing methods for genetic testing.

Meet Sajel Lala Kana, MD - The Division of Clinical Genetics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Kana is a clinical geneticist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She specializes in diagnosing children with complex genetic disorders.

Talkin' Kids Health: Individual Education Plans

Learn about Individual Education Plans with Dr. Reshma Naidoo, Neuropsychologist and Neurorehabilitation Specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hosptial.

Multidisciplinary Approach for Cerebral Palsy

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Monica Payares-Lizano, MD discusses the multidisciplinary team approach for neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy.

What is Durable Medical Equipment?

As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic practices in Florida, the department of Orthopedic Surgery can skillfully provide state-of-the-art and compassionate care for your child’s orthopedic concerns.

Meet Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Outpatient Cardiology at The Heart Program.

Patient of the Month: Frankie

What was supposed to be a fun day for Frankie and his sister with their uncle quickly took an unexpected and tragic turn. Frankie was kicked in the head by a horse at the ranch they were visiting, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury. 

What is spasticity and its care options?

Dr. Toba Niazi, a pediatric Neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains how spasticity is an abnormal rigidity and stiffness of the muscle and its care options through the Spasticity and Movement Disorders Clinic.

Patient of the Month: Lacy

Meet our July Patient of the Month, Lacy. Lacy was only 2 years old when her parents noticed that something was wrong. They took her to various doctors to try to find what could be the cause, Lacy had an 8 cm. tumor in her brain, occupying most of the lower part of her head.

Meet Reshma Naidoo, PhD - Director of Cognitive Neuroscience

Reshma Naidoo, PhD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neuropsychologist and neurorehabilitation speacialits with the Brain Institute.

Intraoperative MRI | Innovations Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. John Ragheb, director of the division of neurosurgery, with the Brain Institute at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses guided imaging which brings MRI technology directly into the surgical suite to enhance safety and ensure complete removal of tumors and preservation of healthy tissue.

iMRI Technology Provides Surgeons Real Time View of Brain Tumors

Nearly 5,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. Now new technology is helping doctors remove these tumors and save children from additional surgery.

Lunch n' Learn: Detecting the Early signs of Autism

Detecting the Early Signs of Autism: What the speech and language pathologists want you to know. Hear from speech and language pathologists Jessica Thomas and Nayda Torres-Soto. Brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today. 

Patient of the Month: Astry

After Astry was born, her parents noticed that she wasn't progressing as babies typically do. She wasn't able to lift her head and she showed a lot of muscle weakness. Her pediatrician recommended they take her to see a neurologist, and so Astry's parents brought her to Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Doctor Toba Niazi - Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Toba Niazi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neurosurgeon with the Brain Institute.

Meet Doctor Parul Jayakar - Director of Neuro Genetic and Metabolic Program

Parul Jayakar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Division of Clinical Genetics is the Director of the Neurogenetic and Metabolic Program and the Miami Genetic Laboratories.

Meet Doctor John Ragheb - Director of Neurosurgery

John Ragheb, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Director of the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Ragheb created a program to treat hydrocephalus in children in Haiti under the sponsorship of Project Medishare. An all-volunteer surgical team travels to Haiti twice per year to perform surgeries on children with hydrocephalus, with approximately twenty surgeries being performed during each trip.