Meet Our Team of Pediatric Sports Medicine Clinicians

When sports and fitness get a little too intense for kids and teens, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is there to help. We’re proud to be a leader in orthopedic services, specializing in youth sports injuries and general pediatric orthopedics and surgery.

Our doctors, nurses and trainers have diversified backgrounds and unique approaches with an unparalleled understanding of what is required to help their patients return to their optimal level of health and athletic performance. When your child or teen gets hurt, let us help with their care and rehabilitation.

Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists

Our orthopedic doctors are dedicated to supporting the treatment and prevention of injuries in children and adolescents. Both of our Sports Medicine doctors are members of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Craig J Spurdle, MD

Chief of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Nicklaus Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center
Director, Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Arthroscopic pediatric and adolescent sports medicine reconstruction, musculoskeletal trauma, along with other congenital and acquired anomalies of the skeletal system

Roger E Saldana, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Physician Liaison, Community-Based Orthopedic Surgery Initiative

Primary Office: Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Pediatric sports-related injuries, limb abnormalities, general pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric fractures and orthopedic trauma

Kevin S Horowitz, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Offices: Miramar, Pinecrest

Clinical Interests: Hip disorders, pediatric fractures and orthopedic trauma

Margaret L Wright, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Miramar

Clinical Interests: Pediatric sports-related injuries, pediatric fractures and orthopedic trauma as well as general pediatric orthopedics

Pediatric Sports Health Cardiologists

Our cardiac care experts asses heart function and metabolics, identifying athletes at risk for SDC (sudden cardiac death).

Anthony F Rossi, MD

NCPS Director of Research, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Congenital heart surgery, congenital heart defects, improvement of post-operative care

Pediatric Sports Health Neurologists

This team of concussion care experts evaluate, treat and monitor head injuries.

John W Kuluz, MD

Director, Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: West Kendall

Clinical Interests: Spinal cord injury, stroke, ischemic brain injury

Pediatric Sports Health Orthopedic Staff

Physician Assistants

  • Mike Lopez, PA
  • Eddie Romero, PA
  • Patrice Neil, PA


Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers (ATC)  not only assist our orthopedic physicians in a clinical setting, but also provide outreach services within the community. ATCs provide injury prevention and performace optimization, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and injury rehabilitation for individual athletes and sports teams.
  • Christian Gerstenkorn LAT, ATC
  • Aziza Chambers MS, ATC
  • Katherine Deluque ATC/L
  • Kevin Viecco MS, ATC/L
  • Isabella Ancheta ATC/L
  • Mitzy Perez MS, ATC/L
  • Mark Perez MS, ATC/L
  • Cedia Dallas ATC/L
  • Zoe Greim ATC/L
  • Jason Saez ATC/L
  • Kayli Rudd MS, ATC/L

Pediatric Sports Health Rehabilitation Staff

Nicklaus Children’s employs pediatric occupational and physical therapists who provide care in locations throughout South Florida to ensure the optimal recovery and injury prevention for young athletes. These pediatric sports rehabilitation professionals optimize movement mechanics to prevent injury and reduce the risk of re-injury. Our team is comprised of an array of board certified and highly-skilled therapists that have received advanced training to treat children and adolescents with various orthopedic needs.  Pediatric rehabilitation services are covered by most insurances. Learn more

​Pediatric Sports Health Nutrition Staff

Nutritional experts help to maximize performance through nutritional evaluation, education and guidance.
  • Maria L. Parra, MS, RD, LDN

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Spurdle's Assistant: Vivian Milian

 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.