Find a Pediatric Psychologist

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.

Psychology Program Directors


Marisa Azaret, PsyD

Director, Division of Clinical Psychology

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric psychology, parenting skills training, adolescent development, mental health prevention


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


Sara Rivero-Conil, PsyD

Clinical Manager and Pediatric Psychologist

Primary Office: Miami

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


Pediatric Clinical Psychologists


Danette Beitra, PhD

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Adjustment, coping, quality of life, and resilience in response to life-threatening diagnoses



Leslie A Garrard, PsyD

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Miami


Ana Maria Ojeda, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Coral Gables, Miami

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



Melissa A Reyes Salgueiro, PsyD

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Adolescent therapy, family therapy, anxiety, depression, learning disorders, assessment, learning disorders and developmental delays


Silvia Schiavelli Sommers, PsyD

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric psychology, pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, neonatology, family therapy, adjustment disorders, anxiety disorders, pain management, trauma and critical incident debriefings



See all Pediatric Clinical Psychologists on the Nicklaus Children's Hospital medical staff.

Pediatric Neuropsychologists


Reshma Babra Naidoo, PhD

NCPS Director, Cognitive Neuroscience
Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Neurorehabilitation Specialist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adolescent neuropsychological assessments, cognitive rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, neurogenetic assessment, neuro-cardiac assessment, neuro-oncology assessment, neuro-developmental assessment, epilepsy neuropsychological evaluations


Brandon M Korman, PsyD, PhD

Supervisor, Fellowship, Internship, and Advanced Practicum in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adolescent neuropsychological assessment, epilepsy neuropsychological evaluations, memory, disorders of attention and executive skills


Kayleen S Ball, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Congenital heart defects, epilepsy, pediatric stroke, neuro-oncology/acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), solid organ transplant and mitochondrial diseases


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