Meet the UVIP Team

The Urodynamics and Voiding Improvement Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that collaborates to identify the source of bladder function abnormalities, with the goal of creating a care management plan to meet each child’s individual needs. 

Mariarita Salvitti, MD

Director, Urodynamics and Voiding Improvement Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: neurological and non-neurological bladder disorders, penile reconstructive surgery.


Dr. Salvitti earned her medical degree at the Sapienza University of Rome, where she also completed her five-year residency in urology at Policlinico Umberto I, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. During her residency, she developed a strong interest in pediatric urology and spent elective rotations as an observer first at Boston Children's Hospital and later at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. After completing her urology residency in Italy, Dr. Salvitti moved to the United States and completed a three-year fellowship in pediatric urology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Salvitti has been involved in clinical research. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented in several national and international meetings. She is actively involved in volunteer activities and each year joins a surgical mission trip in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Salvitti has a special interest in penile reconstructive surgery and treatment of neurological and non-neurological bladder disorders. She is currently the medical director of the Department of Urodynamics and Voiding Improvement Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

In her free time, Dr. Salvitti enjoys running, swimming and yoga. She loves to travel and explore new places, as well as cooking for family and friends.

Dr. Salvitti is employed by Children's Urology Associates, a private pediatric urology practice with offices throughout South Florida.


Anne Marcovich, RN-BSN

Program Coordinator

Ann earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.  Anne is an experienced registered nurse who has been working with pediatric urology patients since 1992.  She has a special interest in children with spina bifida, bladder extrophy and posterior urethral valves as well as helping children manage voiding dysfunction.
 
During her career, Anne has performed urodynamics, video-urodynamics and pelvic floor rehabilitation in children while at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas-San Antonio.  Anne is an affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the PUNS (Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialty) group. She has experience working with chapters of the Spina Bifida Association and the Bladder Exstrophy Support Group.
 
In her spare time Anne enjoys boating and beach activities, and spending time with her husband and three children.

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