Meet the International Birthmark Institute Team

Because some birthmarks may grow in sensitive areas such as eyes, throat, nose or genitals; their removal has to be carefully planned so as not to damage any organs and not to cause disfigurement.

The The International Birthmark Institute (TIBI) is composed of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that span many pediatric disciplines. Our team of specialists can carefully asses and remove birthmarks with precision and care.

Program Directors


Ana Margarita Duarte, MD

Director, Division of Dermatology

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Coral Gables

Clinical Interests: Vascular lesions, birthmarks, port wine stains (PWS)


Ricardo Restrepo, M.D.

Pediatric Interventional Radiologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests:

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


Chad A Perlyn, MD

Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Officees: Aventura, Coconut Creek, Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, vascular anomalies, pigmented lesions of the skin and BWS.


Multidisciplinary Pediatric Physicians


Cathy Anne Burnweit, MD

Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Childhood cancer, pectus excavatum, gynecologic reconstruction, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, and neonatal surgery


Danyal M Khan, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Congenital heart disease, cardiac intensive care



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


Roberto Warman, MD

Director, Division of Ophthalmology

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus


Saoussen Salhi, MD

Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Officees: Aventura, Coconut Creek, Miami

Clinical Interests:

Cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial surgery, reconstructive surgery of the ear, facial palsy, breast surgery, vascular anomalies.


Ziad A Khatib, MD

Director, Neuro Oncology Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neuro-oncology, pediatric cancer treatment, chemotherapy, glioma


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 Physicians identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo are employees of PSA, which is part of Nicklaus Children's Health System, and are not employees of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.