Meet the Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Team

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, consists of board certified pediatric endocrinologists and a multi-specialty trained pediatric staff (certified diabetes nurse educator, registered dietitian, child life specialist, pharmacist, social worker and psychologist). Together they treat diabetes in children with a tailored program that fits the needs of the child and family, and promotes the outcomes desired of the medical team.

The division is supported by a full-service on site laboratory and outpatient center for your convenience.

Alejandro Diaz, MD

Chief, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
Director, Division of Endocrinology

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Management of children with conditions affecting the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, thyroid cancer, abnormal growth, early or late pubertal development, adrenal disorders, disorders of sex development and diabetes.


Adriana Alejandra Carrillo Iregui, MD

Medical Director, Diabetes Program

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Doral

Clinical Interests: Obesity, metabolic disorders, PCOS, type 2 diabetes, and thyroid cancer


Omar Beckett, DO

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: West Kendall, Weston

Clinical Interests: Obesity and neonatal hypoglycemia


Carmen L Bustamante Escobar, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Turner syndrome, disorders of sex development (DSD), pediatric thyroid conditions and thyroid cancer


Luis E Gonzalez-Mendoza, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Diabetes


Andrea Granados, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD)


Pedro A Pagan Banchs, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Doral

Clinical Interests:

Pituitary disorders, bone mineral disorders, endocrine late effects of cancer treatment and diabetes


Joshua W Tarkoff, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Pediatric endocrinology


See all Pediatric Endocrinology doctors on the Nicklaus Children's Hospital medical staff.

Outpatient Diabetes Nurse Clinician

  • Kristina Rodriguez RN, BSN, CDE

Endocrinology Dietitian

  • Elizabeth McElhaney, RDN/LDN, DE

Nurse Practitioners

  • Jacqueline Verme, APRN
  • Roberto Zbar, APRN

 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.