Meet the Fetal Care Center Team


Saima Aftab, MD

Director, Fetal Care Center
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:

Neonatology, delivery room resuscitation, incorporating high fidelity simulation in practice to ensure the highest quality of care in code situations


Fuad Alkhoury, MD

Director, Neonatal General Surgery
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Hepatobiliary and intra-thoracic pathology, neonatal and fetal medicine with focus on minimally invasive approach, pediatric robotic surgery.

Elizabeth Welch, MD

Director, Echocardiography Lab
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Neonatology, fetal echocardiography, non-invasive imaging

Esperanza Pacheco-Jacome, MD

Director, Fetal Imaging
Co-Director, Neuroradiology
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric radiology, pediatric neuroradiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fetal MRI, congenital malformations, embryology, epilepsy

Cecilio Lopez, MD

Director, Cardiac Non invasive Imaging
Locations:
Aventura, Miami
Clinical Interests:
Congenital heart disease, ventricular function, cardiac non-invasive imaging

Nao Sasaki, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Cardiac MRI, transthoracic, transesophageal and fetal echocardiogram.

Administrative Staff

 
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Eileen Garcell-Garcia, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Patient Navigator

Ms. Garcell-Garcia serves as the first point of contact for families seeking services of the Fetal Care Center. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, she was a lactation consultant and registered nurse in the obstetrics unit at Homestead Hospital-Baptist Health System. She earned her nursing degree at Nova Southeastern University and is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Vanessa Rodriguez, RN, BSN
Patient Navigator

As a patient navigator, Ms. Rodriguez serves as a first point of contact for families seeking services of the Fetal Care Center. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children's, she provided bedside care to mothers and newborns as a transition nurse at Homestead Hospital and North Shore Medical Center. Ms. Rodriguez received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Carolyn Domina, MSN, ARNP, CNOR, CAN-BC
Interim Director

As Interim Director for the Fetal Care Center/Special Delivery Unit, Ms. Domina is responsible for leading initiatives to support the program's development, including the creation of the maternity unites, as well as the overall enhancements to the surgical services departments. She previous served as Administrative Director of Surgical Services at Nicklaus Children's, where she was responsible for overseeing 9 operating rooms and more than 200 employees. Ms. Domina has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Barry University and a Masters degree in Nursing from University of Miami. She is a member of the American Association of Operating Room Nurses and the American Nurses Association.

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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.