Meet the Undiagnosed Diseases Clinic Team

Meet the Team

Lauren A Thompson, DO

Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Palm Beach Gardens

Clinical Interests: Inborn errors of metabolism and medical education.


Ana Maria Rodriguez Barreto, MD

Clinical Geneticist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Clinical genetics, clinical and translational research, diversity and equity in medicine, as well as medical education


Sajel L Kana, MD

Clinical Geneticist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Aventura


Parul B Jayakar, MD

Director, Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
NCPS Chief, Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Autism, genetic syndromes, dysmorphism, metabolism errors, chromomal abnormalities, congenital anomalies, neurodegenerative diseases, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics


Sara Rivero-Conil, PsyD

Associate Director, Department of Clinical Psychology

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric psychology, adjustment disorder, pediatric health conditions, bereavement, anxiety, ADHD, medication adherence, and pain management.


Rose M Alvarez-Salvat, PhD

Child/Pediatric Psychologist and Director of Training, Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Training and development, consultation-liaison services, pediatric health conditions, assessment, adjustment disorders, medication adherence, autism, developmental delays and learning disorders


Daria Salyakina, PhD, Associate Director of Precision Medicine

Cristina Visona, RD- Nutritionist

Danny Luna ARNP- Genetics Nurse Practitioner

Diana Soler, Clinical Research Coordinator

Katherine Schain, GC- Genetic Counselor

Lillian Garvin, MSBE, MPH - Lead Ops

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