Pediatric Oncology & Blood Disorder Team
At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, our pediatric cancer physicians and nurses specialize in patient and parent driven care and giving hope to the children. We are accredited by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer, FACT, and the ANCC Magnet Program.
Director, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests: Histiocytosis, hematology
Association Director, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Sickle Cell Anemia Program
Clinical Interests: Sickle cell
Clinical Interests: Sarcoma, palliative treatment
See all Pediatric Hematoly/Oncologists on the Nicklaus Children's Hospital medical staff.
Associate Director, Neuro Oncology Program
Clinical Interests: Medulloblastoma, germ cell tumors, gliomas.
Stem cell transplant for brain tumors.
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.
Interim Chief, Department of Surgery
Director, Division of Neurosurgery
Locations: Aventura, Miami, Naples
Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery, neurotrauma, brain tumors, spina bifida, tethered spinal cord, congenital anomalies
Clinical Interests: Hydrocephalus, epilepsy, spasticity, trauma and brain tumors
Locations: Boynton Beach, Miami, Palm Beach Gardens
Clinical Interests: Brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebral palsy, spasticity and movement disorders, complex congenital or traumatic spinal disorders.
See all Pediatric Neurosurgeons.
Stem Cell Transplant
Medical Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Clinical Interests: Blood and marrow transplant, stem cell transplant
Clinical Interests: Blood and marrow transplant, stem cell transplant, acquired and inherited bone marrow failure syndrome, metabolic conditions in children.
- Lilliam Rimblas, RN - Oncology Nurse Navigator
- Kristen Mendez, APRN - Survivorship Program Manager
- Jennifer Prieto - APRN , Program Coordinator for BMT
- Myrna Colón, RN
- Ana Diaz, APRN
- Patricia Tavio, APRN
- Ana Diaz , NP
- Patricia Tavio, NP
- Dania Vasquez, MSN, APRN
- Sofia Miranda, APRN
- Vennesa Vigo
Child Life Specialists
- Elizabeth Ftizgibbons, CCLS
- Danielle Minarick
- Nancy Mendoza
- Stephanie McGuinness
- Michelle Burke, MSN, APRN, CPN, CPON
- Sarah Taylor, BSN, RN, CPON
- Mikaelle Cazeau – Neuro-Oncology Coordinator
- Claudia Vargas - Neuro-Oncology Coordinator
- Raisa Gomez - Stem Cell Transplant