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

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, Pinecrest
Clinical Interests:

Stephen G George, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Aventura, Miami, Miramar
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

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

Director, Sports Medicine
Assistant Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Locations:
Miami, Miramar
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Cutting edge arthroscopic, open and minimally invasive procedures. Injury prevention and rehabilitation.

See all Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons.

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, ARNP
Evelyn Salgueiro
Evelyn Salgueiro, ARNP
Janyne Barcia
Janyne Barcia, RN
Michelle Bursztein
Michelle Bursztein, RN
Nicole Orozco
Nicole Orozco, RN
Gabriella del Castillo
Gabriella del Castillo, RN

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Baitner's Assistant: 
  • 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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 Physicians identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo are employees of PSA, which is part of Nicklaus 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.