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.


Michael A Tidwell, MD

Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Orthopedic oncology, bone dysplasia, spine surgery, bladder exstrophy/cloacal exstrophy and orthopedic rehabilation medicine


Harry L Shufflebarger, MD

Division of Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Director

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 Officees: 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


Annie L Casta, MD

Pediatric Non-Operative Orthopedist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Officees: Miami, Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Sports medicine, concussions and fracture care


Stephen G George, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Officees: Miami, Miramar

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

Clinical Interests: Cerebral palsy and musculoskeletal trauma


Scott J Schoenleber, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Officees: Aventura, Miramar

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


Craig J Spurdle, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Director, Miami Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center
Director, Pediatric Specialists of America

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, including arthroscopic surgery, skeletal trauma, congenital and acquired anomalies of the skeletal system


Stephen M Swirsky, DO

Director, Sports Medicine
Assistant Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Officees: 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.


Spinal Surgery Fellow

Subaraman Ramchandran
Subaraman Ramchandran, MD

Physician Assistants

Miguel Lopez
Miguel Lopez, PA-C

Patrice Neil, MMS, PA
Eduardo Romero
Eduardo Romero, PA-C
Adriana Ruiz
Adriana Ruiz, PA-C
 
 

Nursing Team

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: Teresa Abregu
  • Dr. Casta's Assistant: Yanitza Jiménez
  • Dr. George’s Assitant: Monica Jackman
  • Dr. Horowitz's Assistant: Ana Garcia
  • Dr. Payares-Lizano's Assistant: Raul Pino
  • Dr. Schoenleber's Assitant: Yasmin Munoz
  • Dr. Shufflebarger’s Assistant: Aurora Bonito
  • Dr. Spurdle's Assistant: Vivian Milian
  • Dr. Swirsky's Assistant: Maritza Perez
  • Dr. Tidwell's Assistant: Kristine Roiz
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