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
Locations:
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
Locations:
Miami,Palm Beach Gardens
Clinical Interests:
Scoliosis and spinal deformities

Jahangir Asghar, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Miami,Miramar
Clinical Interests:
Scoliosis, spinal deformities, developing minimally invasive techniques for surgical correction of pediatric spinal deformity and mechanisms for growth modulation of the spine.

Avi C Baitner, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Aventura,Miami,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
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:

Stephen G George, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Aventura,Miami
Clinical Interests:
Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities

Kevin S Horowitz, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Miami,Miramar
Clinical Interests:
Hip disorders of children, adolescents and young adults including hip preservation surgery

Monica M Payares-Lizano, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Cerebral palsy and musculoskeletal trauma

Scott J Schoenleber, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Aventura,Miami,Miramar
Clinical Interests:
Limb lengthening and deformity correction and disorders of the foot and ankle

Craig J Spurdle, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
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

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Miami,Miramar
Clinical Interests:
sports medicine, rehabilitation, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery, injury prevention

See all Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons.


Physician Assistants

Miguel Lopez, PA-C
Miguel Lopez, PA-C
Lisette M. Medina, PA-C
Lisette M. Medina, PA-C
Eduardo Romero, PA-C
Eduardo Romero, PA-C
Adriana Ruiz, PA-C
Adriana Ruiz, PA-C
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Jacqueline Amazon, PA-C
 
 

Division of Spinal Surgery Nursing Team

Katherine Reyes
Katherine Reyes, ARNP
Evelyn Salgueiro
Evelyn Salgueiro, ARNP
Janyne Barcia
Janyne Barcia, RN
Michelle Bursztein
Michelle Bursztein, RN
Nicole Orozco
Nicole Orozco, RN
 
 

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Asghar’s Assistant: Ana García
  • Dr. Baitner's Assistant: María Lopez
  • Dr. Casta's Assistant: Yanitza Jiménez
  • Dr. George’s Assitant: Monica Jackman
  • Dr. Horowitz's Assistant: Teresa Abregu
  • Dr. Payares-Lizano's Assistant: Samantha Salman-Castro
  • Dr. Schoenleber's Assitant: Gabriella Vargas
  • 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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 Physicians identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo are employees of PSA, which is part of Miami Children's Health System, and are not employees of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.