Pediatric Sports Health & Sports Medicine

Meet Our Team of Pediatric Sports Medicine Doctors

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.


Stephen M Swirsky, DO

Director, Sports Medicine
Assistant Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Locations:
Miami, Miramar
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Cutting edge arthroscopic, open and minimally invasive procedures. Injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Craig J Spurdle, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Director, Miami Children's Ambulatory Surgery Center
Director, Pediatric Specialists of America
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, including arthroscopic surgery, skeletal trauma, congenital and acquired anomalies of the skeletal system

Annie L Casta, MD

Pediatric Non-Operative Orthopedist
Locations:
Miami, Pinecrest
Clinical Interests:

Kevin S Horowitz, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Locations:
Miami, Miramar
Clinical Interests:
Hip disorders of children, adolescents and young adults

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

Director, Division of Cardiac Critical Care
PSA Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Locations:
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
Locations:
Miami
Clinical Interests:
Spinal cord injury, stroke, ischemic brain injury

Reshma Babra Naidoo, Ph.D.

PSA Director, Cognitive Neuroscience
Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Neurorehabilitation Specialist
Locations:
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

Pediatric Sports Health Orthopedic Staff

Physician Assistants

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

Nurses

  • Gabriella Del Castillo, RN

Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers (ATC) support individual athletes and sports teams in injury prevention and performace optimization.
  • Robert Gomez, ATC
  • Anthony Salvaggio, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT/B

Pediatric Sports Health Rehabilitation Staff

Occupational and physical therapists at numerous South Florida locations ensure the optimal recovery for athletes. They optimize movement mechanics to prevent injury, and reduce the risk of re-injury.
  •  Main Hospital Campus 
    • Michael Narbecki MSPT, MTC, OMT, CMPT, PT
    • Lourdes Ferreiro, DPT, MTC
  • Dan Marino Outpatient Center
    • Darren Dase, PT, DPT, ATC/L 
    • Nikki Sterner, PT, DPT  
  • Doral Outpatient Center
    • Jeffrey Fernandez, PT, DPT
    • Carlos Revilla, PT, DPT
  • Miami Lakes Outpatient Center
    • Miriam Klein MS, DPT
    • Jessica Hale PT, DPT, ATC
  • Miramar Outpatient Center
    • Amie Deverna PT, DPT, PCS
  • Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center
    • Mindy Green PT, DPT, OCS, STMT-1, CKTP
    • Bethany Cook PT, DPT
  • Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
    • Robin-Lindsay Stephenson, PT, DPT  
  • Pinecrest Outpatient Center
    • Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS  
    • Kristin Hayden Hebert, PT, DPT
    • Jeffrey Fernandez, PT, DPT
    • Anthony Salvaggio, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT/B
  • West Kendall Outpatient Center
    • Stephanie Svoboda, DPT, MS, CSCS, USAW
    • Manolo Molina, PT
    • Lauren Sanchez, PT, DPT

​Pediatric Sports Health Nutrition Staff

Nutritional experts help to maximize performace through nutritional evaluation, education and guidance.
  • Stephanie Quirantes, MS, RDN, LDN

Administrative Staff

  • Dr. Casta's Assistant: Yanitza Jiménez
  • Dr. Spurdle's Assistant: Vivian Milian
  • Dr. Swirsky's Assistant: Maritza Perez
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 Physicians identified with a Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) logo are employees of PSA, which is part of Nicklaus Children's Health System, and are not employees of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.