Our Pediatric Orthopedic Doctors

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.

Craig J Spurdle, MD

Chief of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Nicklaus Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center
Director, Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, West Kendall

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


Stephen G George, MD

Medical Director, Surgical Services
Medical Director, Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, Palm Beach Gardens, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities


Thomas J Errico, MD

Associate Director of Pediatric Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, Palm Beach Gardens, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis


Roger E Saldana, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Physician Liaison, Community-Based Orthopedic Surgery Initiative

Primary Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Pediatric sports-related injuries, fractures, limb abnormalities, trauma and orthopedic care of cerebral palsy, as well as general pediatric orthopedic surgery


Avi C Baitner, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: 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


Kevin S Horowitz, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, Pinecrest

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: West Kendall

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


Subaraman Ramchandran, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Complex adult and pediatric spinal deformities, spinal tumors and degenerative spinal pathologies


Daniel K Ruggles, DO

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Miramar

Clinical Interests: Limb lengthening and alignment correction of congenital and acquired conditions, as well as pediatric fractures and growth plate injuries


Verena M Schreiber, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, pediatric and adolescent hip conditions, and orthopedic trauma


Margaret L Wright, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Miramar

Clinical Interests: Pediatric sports-related injuries, pediatric fractures and trauma, as well as general pediatric orthopedics


See all Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons on the medical staff.

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
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David Figueroa, PA-C
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Jessica Fedor, PA-C

 

Nursing Team

Evelyn Salgueiro
Evelyn Silva, APRN
Mabel Perez
Mabel Wilt, APRN
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Janyne Barcia, RN
Nicole Orozco
Nicole Orozco, RN
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Alejandra Patterson, RN
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Jeannette Martinez, RN
Yessenia Becraft
Yessenia Becraft, APRN

 

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Baitner's Assistant: Raul Pino
  • Dr. Errico's Assistant: Evelyn Sanchez
  • Dr. George's Assistant: Aurora Bonitto
  • Dr. Horowitz's Assistant: Ana Garcia
  • Dr. Payares-Lizano's Assistant: Kristine Roiz
  • Dr. Schreiber's Assistant: Yanitza Jimenez
  • Dr. Spurdle's Assistant: Amnerys Rodriguez
  • Dr. Wright's Assistant: Maritza Perez
  • Dr. Saldana's Assistant: Karen Melo

 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.