Meet the Pediatric Neurology Team

The neurologists at Nicklaus Children’s specialize in caring for children with a wide range of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental disorders, behavioral issues and sleep disturbances.

Pediatric Neurologists


Paula Padua Schleifer, MD

Interim Chief, Neurology
Director, Neurogenetics Program

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners


Mercedes Bello, MD

Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Center

Primary Office: Palmetto Bay

Additional Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric sleep disorders, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy


Mark A Epstein, MD

Medical Director, Brain Development Network Program

Primary Office: Weston

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners


Marytery Fajardo, MD

Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Neuro-Cardiac and Development Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, neuromodulation and neurologic and developmental outcomes in children with complex congenital heart disease


Wilson D Heredia Nunez, MD

Medical Director, Headache Program 

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Headaches, traumatic brain injury, concussion and sports neurology


Anuj Jayakar, MD

Medical Director, Neurocritical Care Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric stroke, ICU EEG and management of prolonged seizures.


Natanya Maio Mishal, MD

Co-Medical Director, Inpatient Neurology 

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Neuroimmunology, epilepsy and neurocritical care


Migvis Monduy, MD

Medical Director, Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders Programs

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Cerebral palsy and spasticity disorders, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders


Sayed Z Naqvi, MD

Co-Medical Director, Inpatient Neurology

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners


Marcel J Deray, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Sleep disorders, autism, speech delays and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)


Matt S Lallas, MD

Pediatric Neurologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Medically resistant epilepsy, complex epilepsy related to genetic conditions and analysis of electroencephalography data


Abigail E Ley, MD

Pediatric Neurologist 

Primary Office: Palm Beach Gardens

Clinical Interests: Autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions


Trevor J Resnick, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Neuro Network Partners

Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurology, chronic epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatric headaches


See all pediatric neurologists on the Nicklaus Children's Hospital medical staff.

Nurse Practitioners specialized in pediatric neurology


Aileen Marie Rodriguez, APRN

Clinical coordinator, Epilepsy Program

Primary Office: Palmetto Bay


Patricia M Dean, APRN

Epilepsy Outcomes Clinic

Primary Office: Miami


Eli Maggie Figueroa, APRN

Primary Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and neurodevelopment


Maria Pilar Gennaro, APRN

Ketogenic Diet Program

Primary Office: Miami




Vanessa Gail Manzie, APRN

Primary Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and neurodevelopment






Magdalena Garcia, APRN

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: epilepsy, headaches, autism, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


 A clinician identified with a Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists logo is an affiliate of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other clinicians listed on the website are in independent medical practices.