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A Team Approach

The NICU is staffed around the clock by in-house, highly experienced board-certified neonatologists (physicians who specialize in the care of newborns and premature babies) as well as nurses who are certified in neonatal care. Rounding out the unit-based care team of neonatal doctors and nurses are occupational therapists, physical therapists and social workers who are experienced in supporting families in caring for neonates.

Neonatology services at Nickaus Children’s are provided by a team of highly experienced neonatologists who are committed to excellence in neonatal healthcare. The team consists of neonatologists, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, lactation consultants, nutritionists, psychologists, and child life specialists. In addition, the division has expedient access to multiple subspecialists, both medical and surgical, who assist us in managing patients with a broad range of complex disorders. The team provides medical care using evidence-based tools, a proficient level of training and education, clinical research and state-of-the-art medical technology. The goal is to provide excellent care and to ensure that each infant achieves his or her full potential.


Magaly Diaz-Barbosa

Director of Neonatology
Coral Gables

† This physician is not employed by Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital.

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All three intensive care units at Nicklaus Children's Hospital have achieved gold-level Beacon Award of Excellence from the AACN
Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best pediatric Neonatology programs.

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