Meet the Pediatric Hospitalist Team

Hospitalist Physicians

All members of the hospitalist team are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and hold faculty appointments as clinical assistant professors at the Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Our pediatric hospitalists are employed by Pediatric Specialists of America, the multispecialty physician group practice of Nicklaus Children's Health System.


Marcos A Mestre, MD

Director, Hospital Medicine

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Standardization of clinical pathways and efficient use of health care resources


Maria Behnam-Terneus, DO

Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Fellowship Program

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: applying evidence-based medicine into practice and mentoring residents


Melissa C Clemente, MD

Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Fellowship Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Medical education and quality improvement


Christie A. De La Vega, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Counseling patients and families, as well as quality improvement projects


Veronica Etinger, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Quality improvement, medical education and evidence-based medicine


Beatriz Franyie Ladd, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Jupiter


Claudette E Gonzalez, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Jupiter

Clinical Interests: medical education, as well as skin and soft-tissue infections


Andrea Maggioni, MD

Director of Global Health

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Jupiter, Miami


Juan Carlos Meneses Paz, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Jupiter


Luis M Perez-Burnes, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Jupiter

Clinical Interests: Nephrology and critical care


Mario A Reyes, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Jupiter


Anamaria Pulido, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests:

Pain management, sedation, quality improvement initiatives and medical education

 


De George Pediatric Unit Team

The De George Pediatric Unit at Jupiter Medical Center is a proud partnership with the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust.


Asit A Vora, MD

Physician Lead, PSA Section of Hospital Medicine at Jupiter Medical Center

Primary Office: Jupiter

Clinical Interests: global health, tropical medicine and academic medical education


Rosemary Prince, MD

Associate Director of Community Outreach, PSA Section of Hospital Medicine at Jupiter Medical Center

Primary Office: Jupiter

Clinical Interests: Pediatric inpatient care


Kyle Luis Solari, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Jupiter

Clinical Interests: Global health, sports medicine and preventive medicine


Nurse Practitioners

Clara Miranda
Clara Miranda, ARNP
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 A physician identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo is an employee of PSA, which is part of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.