Our Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists

When sports and fitness get a little too intense for kids and teens, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is there to help. We’re proud to be a leader in orthopedic services, specializing in sports injuries and general pediatric orthopedics and surgery. The pediatric orthopedic specialists at Nicklaus Children's also specialize in diagnosing scoliosis of the spine and performing scoliosis surgery. Our orthopedic doctors are dedicated to supporting the treatment and prevention of injuries in children and adolescents. So when your child or teen gets hurt, let us help with their care and rehabilitation.

Harry L Shufflebarger, MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Palm Beach Gardens

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis and spinal deformities


Avi C Baitner, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miramar

Clinical Interests: Pediatric hip and foot deformities including developmental hip dysplasia and clubfoot, congenital and acquired abnormalities of the skeletal system, limb deformity and pediatric fracture care


Thomas J Errico, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miramar, Palm Beach Gardens, Pinecrest, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis


Stephen G George, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities


Kevin S Horowitz, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Miramar

Clinical Interests: Hip disorders of children, adolescents, general pediatric orthopedics and trauma


Monica M Payares-Lizano, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Cerebral palsy, general orthopedics, neuromuscular disorders and musculoskeletal trauma


Scott J Schoenleber, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miramar

Clinical Interests: Limb lengthening and deformity correction and disorders of the foot and ankle


Craig J Spurdle, MD

Chief of Orthopedic Surgery Director, Nicklaus Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center Director, Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA)

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Pinecrest, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Arthroscopic pediatric and adolescent sports medicine reconstruction, skeletal trauma, along with other congenital and acquired anomalies of the skeletal system


Stephen M Swirsky, DO

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Director, Sports Medicine
Assistant Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Coconut Creek, Miramar

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Cutting edge arthroscopic, open and minimally invasive procedures. Injury prevention and rehabilitation.


Annie L Casta, MD

Pediatric Non-Operative Orthopedist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Pinecrest, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Sports medicine, concussions and fracture care


Physician Assistants


Kay McKnight, PA
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Patrice Neil, MMS, PA
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Miguel Lopez, PA-C
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Eduardo Romero, PA-C
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Sarah Toledo, PA
 
 

Nursing Team

Mabel Perez
Mabel Perez, APRN
Katherine Reyes
Katherine Reyes, APRN
Evelyn Salgueiro
Evelyn Salgueiro, APRN
Janyne Barcia
Janyne Barcia, RN
Michelle Bursztein
Michelle Bursztein, RN
Nicole Orozco
Nicole Orozco, RN
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Nicole Robayna, RN

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Baitner's Assistant: Raul Pino
  • Dr. Casta's Assistant: Yanitza Jiménez
  • Dr. Errico's Assistant: Adriana Font
  • Dr. George’s Assitant: Monica Jackman
  • Dr. Horowitz's Assistant: Ana Garcia
  • Dr. Payares-Lizano's Assistant: Kristine Roiz
  • Dr. Schoenleber's Assitant: Yasmin Munoz
  • Dr. Shufflebarger’s Assistant: Aurora Bonito
  • Dr. Spurdle's Assistant: Amnerys Rodriguez
  • Dr. Swirsky's Assistant: Maritza Perez
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 A physician identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo is an employee of PSA, which is part of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.