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

Medical Director, IBD Center
Clinical Interests:
pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, feeding disorders, gastrointestinal dysmotility

Clinical Interests:

Lina Maria Felipez, MD

PSA Director, IBD Research
Clinical Interests:
IBD, reflux, constipation, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis

Fuad Alkhoury, MD

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

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
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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.