Meet the Pediatric Psychiatry Team

The treatment team will work closely with your child and the family to reach goals and assist with any needs throughout the hospital stay. There are many people with different disciplines involved in the care of your child and it is important to know their roles. Listed below is an explanation of the provider’s different roles.

Americo F Padilla, MD

Chief, Department of Pediatric Psychiatry

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood disorders and psychotic disorders


Sean P Horan, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders and schizophrenia


Janeris Loredo, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and psychotic disorders.


Gilbert A Smith, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and trauma, as well as child and adolescent mental health advocacy.


Ana Maria Ojeda, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Coral Gables

Clinical Interests: Psychiatric disorders including major depressive disorders, mood disorders including bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), along with the treatment and prevention of suicide and self-injury


Inpatient Psychiatry - Team of Specialists

Psychiatrist

Leads your child’s team and oversees your child’s care throughout the entire hospitalization. The psychiatrist reviews your child’s progress on a daily basis and is involved in decisions about medication changes, treatment issues, and discharge planning.

Psychiatric Fellow/Resident

Evaluates your child for psychotherapy and medication needs on a daily basis and is involved in decisions and medication changes, treatment issues, and discharge planning under the supervision of the psychiatrist.

Psychotherapist/Psychologist

Provides individual, family, and group therapy, and facilitates communication between the patient and family members.

Nurse Practitioner

Provides a physical exam shortly after your child is admitted to the hospital. He/she will order any necessary lab tests or procedures your child may need and will be involved in managing any medical issues during your child’s hospitalization.

Case/Intake Coordinator

Helps coordinate the inpatient plan of care, maintains on-going discharge planning, and provide appointments /referrals for outpatient services.

The Nursing Team

Will work closely with doctors/clinicians on your treatment plan, assess your child’s response to medications and behavioral interventions, and make recommendations for changes. The nursing team also works closely with the family to provide teaching, communicates issues with the treatment team, and facilitates the transition home.

Behavioral Health Technician

Monitors a safe, consistent and therapeutic environment on the unit and assists in meeting your child’s treatment goals.

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