Our Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists

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, Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA)

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, Pinecrest, 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, Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, Palm Beach Gardens, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities


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.


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

Associate Director of Pediatric Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine

Primary Office: Miami

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

Clinical Interests: Scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis


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


Subaraman Ramchandran, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Coconut Creek, Palm Beach Gardens

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


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


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


See all Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons.

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

Evelyn Salgueiro
Evelyn Silva, APRN
Mabel Perez
Mabel Perez, 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

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Baitner's Assistant: Raul Pino
  • Dr. Errico's Assistant: Adriana Font
  • Dr. George's Assistant: Aurora Bonitto
  • Dr. Horowitz's Assistant: Ana Garcia
  • Dr. Payares-Lizano's Assistant: Kristine Roiz
  • Dr. Spurdle's Assistant: Amnerys Rodriguez
  • Dr. Swirsky's Assistant: Maritza Perez
  • Dr. Schoenleber's Assistant: Yasmin Muñoz

 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.