The IBD Center Interdisciplinary Team

The IBD Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital brings together a comprehensive team of experts to support your child(ren) and family. The entire team takes part in clinical management to allow your child(ren) to benefit from multispecialty collaboration and consultation. Team members include:

  • Board-certified Pediatric Gastroenterologists, specializing in IBD
  • IBD Nurse Practitioner
  • IBD Nurses
  • IBD Social Worker
  • IBD Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Child Life Specialists
  • IBD Surgeon

Alisa J Muniz Crim, MD

Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Medical Director, IBD Center

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, feeding disorders, gastrointestinal dysmotility


Lina Maria Felipez, MD

NCPS Director, IBD Research

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Aventura

Clinical Interests: IBD, reflux, constipation, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis


IBD Nurse Practitioners

  • Eli Figueroa, ARNP – IBD Nurse Practitioner

Additional IBD Center Staff

  • Mirta Rios, RD, CSP – IBD Dietician
  • Theresa Todd, MPH, MA – Quality Analyst, IBD Center
  • Giovanna Quispe Nemeth, MSW – IBD Social Worker

 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.