Meet the Pediatric General Surgery Team

Nicklaus Children's pediatric surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists are specially trained in the unique physiologic needs and responses of children. They understand the special risks associated with pediatric surgery and anesthesia, and have the expertise and knowledge to address complications should they arise. When your child needs surgery, insist on a pediatric surgeon and anesthesiologist who specialize in treating newborns, children and adolescents. Nicklaus Children's offers a full spectrum of pediatric surgery  specialists and features several on-staff pediatric anesthesiologists. Together, these experts perform thousands of major and minor pediatric surgeries each year.

Our pediatric surgery team is comprised of attending surgeons, pediatric-specific nurses, nurse practitioner, physician assistants, surgical fellows, medical residents, and medical students. Care of Nicklaus Children's Hospital patients is managed by an attending pediatric surgeon, who also supervises the care given by all team members. Our approach to medical care means better care for Nicklaus Children's Hospital patients as members of the surgical team are available 24 hours a day, every day.

Leopoldo Malvezzi, MD

Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Director, Medical Trauma

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, PA

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miami

Clinical Interests: Vascular surgery and pancreatic islet transplantation, robotic surgery


Fuad Alkhoury, MD

Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, PA

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miami

Clinical Interests: Hepatobiliary and intra-thoracic pathology, neonatal and fetal medicine with focus on minimally invasive approach, pediatric robotic surgery.


Juan L Calisto, MD

Director, Colorectal Center

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, PA

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miami

Clinical Interests: Robotic surgery, colorectal diseases.


Felipe E Pedroso, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, PA

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miami


Shahab A Shaffiey, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, PA

Additional Offices: Aventura, Miami

Clinical Interests: Complex surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery and quality improvement and outcomes research


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

 A physician identified with a Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists logo is an employee of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.