Video Center

The Video Center provides you with easy access to all Nicklaus Children's Hospital, online video assets. You will find archives of media footage that has been broadcasted locally, nationally and internationally. Specialty videos about our Outpatient Care Centers and medical education topics are also featured on this page.

What to do when your child has a stomach ache

Dr. Barbara Pena discusses tummy troubles in children and when to visit the ER.

Urgent Care Centers

What we treat at our Urgent Care Centers

Dr. Rafael Cardenas speaks about Urgent Care Centers - Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Rafael Cardenas explica que hacer cuando su hijo tiene dolor de Oido.

Dra. Viviana Idrobo explica cuando visitar el salon de emergencia o un centero de cuidado urgente

Cuidado rápido y personalizado de lesiones y enfermedades menores, para bebés, niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes hasta los 21 años de edad provisto por médicos pediatras certificados.

What to Do When Your Child Has a High Fever

A Nicklaus Children's Hospital series with Beatriz Canals. An educational campaign surrounding Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center.

Earaches in Children: When to Visit an Urgent Care Facility

Earaches in children: When to visit an urgent care facility.

When to Visit an Urgent Care Facility versus an ER

Dr. Vanessa Guerra discusses when to visit an Urgent Care facility versus an ER.

Meet Darline Santana-Acosta, MD - Cardiac Intensivist

Darline Santana-Acosta, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric intensivist with The Heart Program.

Talkin' Kids Health on the Victor Center

Dr. Saima Aftab discusses preconception genetic testing on this edition of Talkin' Kids Health with Beatriz Canals

Superheroes defy gravity to surprise patients at Nicklaus Children's

Watch this clip of a child's experience seeing superheroes flying outside his hospital room, all part of the #patientexperience at Nicklaus Children's.

Sports Health Center at Pinecrest

The Sports Health Center at Pinecrest is designed to help the young athletes in our community when it comes to prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

The Division of Hospital Medicine at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Director and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) section chief, Dr. Marcos Mestre, introduces you to the Division of Hospital Medicine at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. 

Meet Yamilet Tirado, MD - The Division of Otolaryngology (ENT) at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Yamilet Tirado is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a pediatric otolaryngologist/ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist within the Division of Otolaryngology and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center.

Meet Pedro Pagán, MD - The Division of Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Pedro Pagán is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multi-specialty group practice of Nicklaus Children's Health System. He is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center. https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/endocrinology

Meet Bhavi Patel, DO - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Bhavi Patel, DO of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric intensivist with The Heart Program.

For more information please visit: http://nicklauschildrens.org/Heart

Call for an appointment:
U.S. (305) 662-8301
International (+01) 305 662 8281 

April Patient of the Month: Lucky

Lucky started going to physical therapy when he was two because of the delays with sitting up and rolling over. His physical therapist noticed that the problem was not muscular but skeletal, a condition that she couldn't treat. The pediatrician told Janie and Greg, Lucky’s parents, about Nicklaus Children's Hospital. When Janie and Greg visited Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, they met Dr. Harry L Shufflebarger, Pediatric Spinal Surgery Director. He performed the necessary surgeries and now Lucky can enjoy a healthy life.

The Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

A look into the Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information and to contact a nurse navigator visit nicklauschhildrens.org/FetalCare

 

ChildLife-Pain Management

Lisa Kimball, a certified Childlife specialist

Bedside Buddies-Pain Management

Kylie and Alejandra provide pain relief to their patients.

Cindy Garlesky- Pain Management

Cindy Garlesky, nurse practioner, decreases pain and provides child comfort.

Psychology- Pain Management

Dr Alvarez Salvat provides pain relief through various techniques.

Alex Collazo Pain Management Nurse

RN Alex Collazo as a patient advocate

Pet Therapy-Pain Management

Alexandra Ramos and Zeus form part of the pet therapy team which provides support to children with pain.

Michael Narbecki Pain Management Therapy

Michael Narbecki discusses how he provides pain relief to his patients.

Jackie G- Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pain Management

Jackie Gonzalez, SVP and Chief nursing officer is committed to eliminating all preventable pain.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pain Management Pharma

Yarelys Garcia provides  pain relief through medication.

Miami Children's Health System es ahora Nicklaus Children's Health System

Miami Children's Health System es ahora  Nicklaus Children's Health System.

Miami Children's Health System is Now Nicklaus Children's Health System

Did you know? Miami Children's Health system is now Nicklaus Children's Health System! The region's only health system exclusively dedicated to children.

March Patient of the Month: Theodore

Meet our March Patient of the Month, Theodore. Theodore was diagnosed with cleft palate, cleft lip and a heart problem when he was only 18 weeks old. After he was born, Theodore had to be admitted into the NICU to be able to perform the necessary surgeries for him to live a healthy life.

Volunteer Resources Office Volunteer - Lianet Ariz

To explore our volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/volunteers

Volunteer Resources Pet Therapy - Kristina Rodriguez & Cuco

To explore our volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/volunteers

Outstanding Staff - Mio Cervantes

To explore our volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/volunteers

Outstanding Staff- Mirtha Gonzalez

To explore our volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/volunteers

Volunteer of the Year - Alex Ramos

To explore our volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/volunteers

GiveMe5 Recipes: Bring a Snack to School

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of Bringing a Snack to School.
 

GiveMe5 Recipes: Healthy Plate

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having a Healthy Plate.


 

GiveMe5 Recipes: Long Day of School? Bring a Healthy Snack!

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of a healthy snack after school.
 

How is idiopathic scoliosis treated? - Dr. Stephen George explains

What is the best treatment for idiopathic scoliosis? Treatment options will be determined for each patient by an orthopedic specialist.

What are the different types of scoliosis? - Dr. Stephen George explains

Stephen George, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric spine surgeon at the Center for Spinal Disorders. He explains about the different types of scoliosis.

New Frontiers in Spine Surgery featuring Dr. Harry Shufflebarger

Dr. Harry Shufflebarger, Director of the Division of Spine Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is featured as part of this half hour segment in the Planet TV series for broadcast on national television.

Multidisciplinary Approach for Cerebral Palsy | Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Monica Payares-Lizano, MD discusses the multidisciplinary team approach for neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy.

Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion | The Beacon Award for Excellence

Jackie Gonzalez, Nicklaus Children's Chief Nursing Officer, discusses how the new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion on the Nicklaus Children's campus provides comfort and tranquility to parents of children receiving acute care. She also discusses about the gold Beacon Award for Excellence Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

For patients and families, the Beacon Award for Excellence signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction.

What is Durable Medical Equipment?- Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano explains

As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic practices in Florida, the department of Orthopedic Surgery can skillfully provide state-of-the-art and compassionate care for your child’s orthopedic concerns.

Why do special needs patients need multidisciplinary care? - Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano explains

As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic practice in Florida, the Nicklaus Chidren's Orthopedic Surgery Program specializes in the care and management of musculo-skeletal conditions in children.

What is the Ponseti method for clubfoot? - Dr. Scott Schoenleber explains

Dr. Scott Schoenleber, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, explains how the Ponseti method is used to correct the position of children with clubfoot.

How can I tell if my child is hurt? - Dr. Annie Casta explains

The best way to help if your child is injured is elevating the injury and icing it. If you think there is a broken bone, consult with one of pediatric orthopedists.

What are sports overuse injuries? - Dr. Annie Casta explains

Why do overuse injuries happen? Prevent sports injuries in young athletes with the proper training and injury prevention programs.

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Meet Doctor John M. Peters - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Peters is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children’s Health System. He sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center and is the PSA Northern Regional Chief, Section of Gastroenterology.

International Telehealth Program

NCHS Anywhere provides access to world-class health care wherever you are, whenever you need it.
A centerpiece of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Global Health program, NCHS Anywhere is a state-of-the-art telehealth program that suppors sophisticated video conferencing, diagnostics, and testing, bringing expert care and peace of mind to parents and families - wherever they are and whenever they need it.
Wether it's a complex multi-specialty case or the comfort of a second opinion, our 740-member medical staff is ready to assist, advise, and support you from the comfort of your home.

Support Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation

Nicklaus Children's Health Foundation supports Nicklaus Children's Hospital by providing the opportunity for members of the local and global community to invest in our children's future. Your contributions help provide children with the doctors, facilities and innovations that give them the best chance to heal.

December Patient of the Month: Frankie

What was supposed to be a fun day for Frankie and his sister with their uncle quickly took an unexpected and tragic turn. Frankie was kicked in the head by a horse at the ranch they were visiting, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury. 

Lunch n' Learn Chat- Reducing Anxiety for Return to School

Lunch n' Learn Live Chats are brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today.

Lunch n' Learn Chat- Discussing bullying

Lunch n' Learn Chats are brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today.

Lunch n' Learn Chat- Developmental testing in children

Lunch n' Learn Chats are brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today.

Lunch n' Learn Chat- Depression and teens

Lunch n' Learn Chats are brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today.

Lunch n' Learn Chat- Discussing natural disasters with children

Lunch n' Learn Chats are brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today.

Lunch n' Learn Chat- Detecting the early signs of autism

Lunch n' Learn Chats are brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today.

Lunch n' Learn Chat- Preparing Children for Return to School

Lunch n' Learn Chats are brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today.

Talkin' Kids Health - Discussing Brain Tumors

Dr. Toba N. Niazi, Neurosurgeon, and Dr. Ziad A. Khatib, Hematologist and Oncologist, discuss the second leading cause of cancer in children, brain tumors.

 

Talkin' Kids Health on Back to School Health

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares, General Pediatrician, discusses back to school tips including sleeping habits, immunizations, how to prevent germs, among others.

Talkin' Kids Health - Child Life Recruitment

Beatriz Canals discusses the importance of a Child Life Specialist. 

Talkin' Kids Health - Safety

Malvina Duncan, RN discusses the most common injuries during summer and how to prevent them.

Talkin' Kids Health - Epilepsy Awareness

The latest and most innovative techniques there are to help children who suffer from epilepsy. 

What Spasticity is and its care options - Dr. Toba Niazi, explains

Dr. Toba Niazi, a pediatric Neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains how spasticity is an abnormal rigidity and stiffness of the muscle and its care options.

How is congenital heart defect identified prenatally? - Dr. David Drossner explains

Dr. David Drossner, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, discusses how congenital heart disease (CHD) is identified prenatally.

Why choose The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital? - Dr. David Drossner explains

David Drossner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

What should I expect during the first visit with a fetal cardiologist? - Dr. James Enos explains

Dr. James Enos, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains what to expect during the first visit with the fetal cardiologist.

When should I see a fetal cardiologist? - Dr. James Enos explains

Dr. James Enos, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains when a general referral to a pediatric cardiologist occurs.

What can I expect during a Prenatal Consultation? - Dr. David Drossner explains

Dr. David Drossner, a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains the importance of identifying congenital hearth disease.

What is the importance of a Healthy Lifestyle? - Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez explains

Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, the Director of Outpatient Cardiology at The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

When should I see a pediatric cardiologist? - Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez explains

Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez, the Director of Outpatient Cardiology at The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, lists some of the cardiac risk factors to look for a pediatric cardiologist.

Why numbers matter? - Dr. Anthony Rossi explains

Anthony Rossi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine with The Heart Program.

What is the importance of a dedicated Cardiac ICU? - Dr. Anthony Rossi explains

Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is one of the few pediatric CICUs in the nation and the first dedicated pediatric cardiac unit in the Southeast. The cardiac care unit provides highly specialized pre-and post-operative care for children undergoing cardiac surgery and interventional catheterization.

What is the importance of an EKG screening for young athletes? - Dr. Anthony Rossi explains

The leading cause of sudden death among young athletes is sudden cardiac death (SCD). Every three days in the U.S., a student athlete dies of SCD. Usually there are no advance signs or symptoms.

To schedule a free EKG screening, please visit: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/freeEKG

What should I look for when choosing a Pediatric Heart Program? - Dr. Kristine Guleserian explains

Dr. Kristine Guleserian, a congenital heart surgeon with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains what to look for when choosing a Pediatric Heart Program.

What are the most common heart defects? - Dr. Kristine Guleserian explains

Dr. Kristine Guleserian, a congenital heart surgeon with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains the most common heart defects.

What should I expect during a prenatal consultation? - Dr. Kristine Guleserian explains

Dr. Kristine Guleserian, a congenital heart surgeon with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, explains what to expect during a prenatal consultation.

Remote Controlled Transport Cars at Nicklaus Children's

Remote controlled transport cars are used to provide a positive experience for young children who are being taken into surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Baby Carter's Story

Baby Carter had a unique anomaly where his intestines stay out of his abdomen. With the help of the specialists of The Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Carter is now able to live a healthy and normal life.

November Patient of the Month: Victoria

Meet our November Patient of the Month, Victoria. Victoria was born in Venezuela and lived her life like any normal kid, up until the age of 10. That is when she started feeling a strong pain in her chest. Her parents took her to see her cardiologist, who said that she would need surgery.

Miami Children’s Health System to be Renamed Nicklaus Children’s Health System Announcement

Miami Children’s Health System will undergo a name change to align the health system with the branding and identity of its flagship, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, as announced at last weekend's Diamond Ball.

Meet James Enos, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

James Enos, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Dr. Kelly Seiler, Pediatric Endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Kelly Seiler is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multi-specialty group practice of Miami Children's Health System. She is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center in Weston, FL.

October Patient of the Month: Mariana

Meet our October Patient of the Month, Mariana. Mariana was born with Crouzon syndrome, a genetic disorder that prevents the skull from growing normally. For Mariana, it also caused difficulties with her breathing, but unfortunately, in Venezuela, where Mariana was born, they did not have the resources to treat her condition.

Tracheostomy Tube Change

This video will teach you how to properly change a tracheostomy tube if it becomes dislodged or if it is obstructed. 

Tracheostomy Suctioning

This video will teach you how to properly suction a tracheostomy tube. 

Tracheostomy Site Care

This video will teach you how to properly care for a tracheostomy tube. 

Gastrostomy Tube Care

This video will teach you how to properly care for a gastrostomy tube. The video will review how to clean a gastrostomy tube site, how to give a feedings and what to do if the tube becomes dislodged.

Asthma and Your Child

This video will teach you what Asthma is, what symptoms your child will experience during an asthma attack, different asthma triggers, what medications are used to treat asthma. 

Dateline Health Show 459: Speciality Care for Infants & Children

This edition of Dateline Health is about children and infants with special needs.

Pain Management and Awareness at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

September is Pain Awareness Month. This month-long recognition was created to increase education and awareness within our community about the effects of pain, the available treatments to alleviate pain and the importance of communication with healthcare providers regarding pain-related concerns so that pain can be better understood and treated.  

Harper's Success Story

When Harper was diagnosed with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome shortly after birth, her family knew they wanted the best team possible for her tongue reduction surgery. Harper now leads a limitless life thanks to Dr. Chad Perlyn, an expert in treating macroglossia, and the Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Roberto Warman shares important vision safety tips for the solar eclipse

In anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse, here are safety tips to keep your family and little ones safe during this exciting natural event.

Free EKG Screening for Student Athletes

Every 3 days, the life of a young athlete is lost due to sudden cardiac death. Usually, there are no advanced signs or symptoms. But the saddest part is that it's entirely preventable. A simple EKG screenig can detect heart problems before it's too late. Miami Children's Hospital is offering this invaluable test free of charge to middle and high school sports participants.

Autismo | Vida y Salud

La Dra. Gloria Díaz nos explica qué es el autismo y el TDA (Trastorno de Déficit de Atención).

Meet Miladys Palau-Collazo, MD - The Division of Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Miladys Palau-Collazo is a pediatric endocrinologist with The Division of Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

GiveMe5 Tips: Have a fruit with breakfast

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

GiveMe5 Tips: Eat at least 5 Fruits and Veggies

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

GiveMe5 Tips: Make half your plate fruits and veggies

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

GiveMe5 Tips: Make a Veggie Snack

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

What to expect on the day of your surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

One of our patients show us step by step what to expect when having a same-day surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Diabetes tipo 2 | Vida y Salud

El Dr. Luis-Gonzalez Mendoza nos explica qué es la diabetes tipo 2 en los niños y las señales que se presentan para que podamos detectarla.

Epilepsia | Vida y Salud

La Dra. Gloria Díaz nos explica qué es la epilepsia, sus causas y la importancia de tratarla.

Hábitos saludables | Vida y Salud

La Dra. Rosie Roldán nos explica cómo se lavan los dientes adecuadamente.

Implantar dientes | Vida y Salud

La Dra. Rosie Roldán explica que hacer en caso de que un pequeño haya perdido un diente por accidente.

Multidisciplinary Approach I Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Monica Payares-Lizano, MD discusses the multidisciplinary team approach for neuromuscular disorders

August Patient of the Month: Piero

Meet our August Patient of the Month, Piero. Born at just 27 weeks old, Piero had to be admitted into the NICU at the hospital where he was born and was intubated to allow his lungs to continue developing.

Meet Doctor Saima Aftab - Perinatal Medicine

Saima Aftab, MD is a neonatologist and PSA chief for the Section of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and serves as medical director of the Fetal Care Center.

Meet Doctor Joy Baysa - The Heart Program

Joy Baysa, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Madalsa Patel - The Heart Program

Madalsa Patel, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric intensivist with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Alisa Muñiz-Crim - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Muñiz-Crim is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children's Health System, and is the PSA Section Chief for Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Meet Doctor Shifra Koyfman - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Koyfman is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children's Health System, and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami and the Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center.

CICU Technology | Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Beatriz Blogs shares an inside look at the latest technology used inside the new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

July Patient of the Month: Lacy

Meet our July Patient of the Month, Lacy. Lacy was only 2 years old when her parents noticed that something was wrong. They took her to various doctors to try to find what could be the cause, Lacy had an 8 cm. tumor in her brain, occupying most of the lower part of her head.

Meet Reshma Naidoo, PhD - Director of Cognitive Neuroscience

Reshma Naidoo, PhD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neuropsychologist and neurorehabilitation speacialits with the Brain Institute.

Intraoperative MRI | Innovations Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. John Ragheb, director of the division of neurosurgery, with the Brain Institute at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses guided imaging which brings MRI technology directly into the surgical suite to enhance safety and ensure complete removal of tumors and preservation of healthy tissue.

Pediatric Heart Surgery | Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Kristine Guleserian, congenital heart surgeon, with the Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses minimally invasive approaches to pediatric heart surgery.

June Patient of the Month: Bi'Yanie

At a young age, Bi’Yanie was diagnosed with sickle cell, a blood disorder that causes the cells to take on a crescent or sickle shape and can lead to very painful episodes called crises. Today, Bi’Yanie is getting stronger by the day, thanks to the bone marrow transplant she received at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

iMRI Technology Provides Surgeons Real Time View of Brain Tumors

Nearly 5,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. Now new technology is helping doctors remove these tumors and save children from additional surgery.

Michael Fux Family Center

The Michael Fux Family Center (MFFC) is exclusively dedicated for the entertainment of all of our patients, families and visitors. It is our way of making you feel more at home! The center offers a wide range of services and conveniences.

El Pabellón de Cuidado Pediátrico Avanzado

La Dra. Deise Granado-Villar, Vicepresidente de Asuntos Académicos, explica el propósito de este pabellón.

April Patient of the Month: Anabella

​Meet our April Patient of the Month, Anabella. During an early check-up, Anabella was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition called atrial septum defect, or a hole in her heart.

Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion VLog on Play Spaces

Beatriz Canals of Beatriz Blogs shares a vlog of the play spaces available for patients and siblings inside the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

March Patient of the Month: Milagros

At 12 years old, Milagros was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack itself. In Milagros’ case, the disease attacked her kidneys, and a few years after her diagnosis, her kidneys completely shut down.

A New Home for Innovative Healing: The APCP

Take a tour of the modern lobby and second floor which houses the CICU (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit) of Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

APCP: Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children's Health System, discusses how the new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion on the Nicklaus Children's campus provides comfort and tranquility to parents of children receiving acute care.

52nd Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course - Perspectives in Pediatrics - 2017

Miami Children's Health System is proud to present the 52nd Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course to be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in sunny Miami, Florida.

Teegan's Story

Once the Heart Program Team team met with Teegan and her family, the doctors realized that this was a case unlike any they had seen before.
From before birth she had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and then they realized that she had a little less than half a heart and only one lung. 

This is the story of how the Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, determined to repair Teegan’s heart, used innovative techniques to figure out the best way to treat Teegan’s condition. 

Meet Kristine Guleserian, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Kristine Guleserian, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a congenital heart surgeon with the The Heart Program.

PEDS 2040

Nicklaus Children's is proud to have been the host of this year's Pediatrics 2040 (PEDS2040) conference, which showcases the future of technology and innovation in pediatric healthcare.

Nicklaus Children's Mobile Dental Unit - Unveiling Ceremony

A new state-of-the-art mobile health unit is making its way to underserved children in South Florida, offering free oral health screenings, assessments and exams, all supported by telehealth connectivity with care providers at Nicklaus Children’s main campus. 
The 40-foot mobile unit is Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s latest endeavor to assist families in need as part of its vision “to be where the children are” in South Florida and beyond.

November Patient of the Month: Andres

When he was in high school, Andres was a wrestler, competing at some of the highest levels in the state. Then, in his senior year, the unimaginable happened; Andres suffered injuries that made it impossible for him to continue wrestling.

LifeFlight Award of Excellence Recipient 2016

The LifeFlight Critical Transport Program has received the Excellence Award from the Association of Air Medical Services.

Meet Doctor Lina Maria Felipez - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Lina Felipez is Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research and a pediatric gastroenterologist within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Meet Doctor Luis Caicedo Oquendo - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Luis Caicedo is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.
 

First Patient moved in the APCP

First Cardiac Patient moved to Nicklaus Children's Hospital's New CICU in the APCP

Nicklaus Children's Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a six-story, 213,000-square-foot bed tower that houses the hospital’s critical care offerings and an enhanced care environment for the pediatric population. Of the hospital’s 289 beds, 189 are located in the new tower.
Learn more at https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/apcp

October Patient of the Month: Astry

After Astry was born, her parents noticed that she wasn't progressing as babies typically do. She wasn't able to lift her head and she showed a lot of muscle weakness. Her pediatrician recommended they take her to see a neurologist, and so Astry's parents brought her to Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital: A Leader in Pediatric Health Care IT

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, with many specialty programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, has maintained its status as a Healthcare’s Most Wired health system by the American Hospital Association.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Veggie Wrap

Wrapping some cruchies veggies in a whole wheat tortilla makes for an easy to eat and delicious snack.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Apple Dippers

Recipe for apple dipper snacks. Remeber to wash your apples before eating them, and to ask an adult for assistance with the apple slicer or other sharp utensils.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Salad Shake

Recipe for a veggie salad shaker. Quickly make a salad using a mason jar, your favorite vegetables and a low calorie dip.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Fruity Cereal

Adding berries or a banana to your cereal is a great way to add a fruit serving to your breakfast.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Veggie Dippers

Veggie dippers are fast, easy, and a healthy treat.

Dr. Fuad Alkhoury talks about Robotic Single Site Surgery for Children with daVinci Xi System

Nicklaus Children’s is among the first pediatric facilities in the region to offer robotic single-site incision surgery for children utilizing the da Vinci Xi® system. The technique offers a single incision minimally invasive surgical option for gallbladder or ovarian surgeries in children.

September patient of the month: Juan Pablo

When he and his family were still living in Venezuela, Juan Pablo was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer. Watch Juan Pablo’s story and help us raise awareness throughout the month of September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

An interview with Nicklaus Children’s 2015 volunteer of the year, painter Diana De Los Rios

Prolific muralist finds greatest inspiration in creating art for young patients and their families.

Dr. Otto M. Ramos discusses Zika virus

Dr. Otto Ramos, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, discusses topics regarding how the Zika virus is trasmitted, diagnosed, what the symptoms are, and how to prevent infection.

Meet Doctor Chad Perlyn - Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Chad Perlyn, MD is a pediatric plastic surgeon and Co-Director of the operating room at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Doctor Aaron Berger - Pediatric Plastic Surgeon

Aaron Berger, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric plastic surgeon and hand surgeon.

Meet Doctor Arielle Hay - Pediatric Rheumatologist

Arielle Hay, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric rheumatologist.

August patient of the month: Tonaly

At just 17 years old, Tonaly was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a condition that kept her in the hospital for almost three months. Thanks to the treatment she received at Nicklaus Children’s, Tonaly no longer experiences the strong pains she once did, and with the help of Lisa, she developed the strength to face her condition head-on.

Meet Doctor Toba Niazi - Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Toba Niazi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neurosurgeon with the Brain Institute.

Review of Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Dravet Syndrome - Maria Del Pilar Gennaro, ARNP

Maria del Pilar Grennaro,  Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, talks about the Ketogenic Diet as a treatment of Dravet Syndrome during the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.

Creative Meal Planning in the Ketogenic Diet - Cristina Visona, Registered Dietitian

Cristina Visona, MS, RD, LD/N, CSP, Clinical Dietitian of the Brain Institute, talks about creative meal planning for children that are on the ketogenic diet at the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.

July patient of the month: Teegan

Once the cardiac team met with Teegan and her family, the doctors realized that this was a case unlike any they had seen before. From before birth she had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and then they realized that she had a little less than half a heart and only one lung. Teegan's doctors and her parents knew she had a long road to recovery, but they were prepared to do whatever it takes to get her there.

Tongue and Speech Issues in BWS

Pediatric surgeon, Dr. Chad Perly, and Speech-Language pathologist, Renee M. Linenfelser, talk about the speech and feeding issues experienced by children with BWS.

Tongue Reduction for BWS

Dr. Chad Perlyn, pediatric plastic surgeon, talks about the different types of tongue reduction operations for BWS.

Meet Doctor Harry L. Shufflebarger - Director of Division of Spinal Surgery

Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD is the Director of the the Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Alexandra's Arthritis Success Story

​When she was 7 years old, Alexandra started experiencing pain, especially in her feet. At first, her parents thought maybe it was growing pains, or perhaps related to playing sports. It soon became clear that Alexandra had something much more serious when the pain became too much for her to even walk.

Meet Doctor Ronald Kanter - Director of Electrophysiology

Ronald Kanter, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Electrophysiology with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Danyal Khan, MD - Pediatric Cardiologist

Danyal Khan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with the The Heart Program.

Prevention of Sports Injuries in Children | Keeping Kids Healthy

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Spurdle, MD, talks about sports injuries and prevention in children.

Orthopedic Care for Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries | Keeping Kids Healthy

Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano. MD talks about the orthopedic care offered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital for pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.

Developmental Hip Dysplasia in Children | Keeping Kids Healthy

Dr. Kevin Horowitz, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, talks about developmental hip dysplasia in children.

May patient of the month: Emily

Emily was born with Pierre-Robin sequence, a condition present at birth which tends to cause a small jaw, a tongue that is displaced back towards the throat and a cleft palate. She was brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she underwent surgery to repair her cleft palate, and since then her life has completely turned around.

Meet Doctor Robert Hannan - Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon

Robert Hannan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Jason Katz - Pediatric Cardiologist

Jason Katz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program and the Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Fellowship Program.

MCHF5K Hero: Raquel

At just 16 years old, Raquel was diagnosed with Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She first noticed something was wrong in the summer of 2015 when she realized she had swollen glands behind her ear.

Andrew's VACC Camp Story

Andrew was born with chronic lung disease and has had to live his entire life connected to a ventilator that helps him breathe. He’s been receiving treatment at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since he was three months old, and along the way he and his family were told about VACC Camp, a week-long camp free of charge for patients like him.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Renaming

For 65 years, we have been there for every step and every stage of your child's journey. We now are delighted to celebrate a new chapter: Miami Children's Hospital is now Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For Health. For Life.

Alessandra's Success Story

At age 10, Alessandra was diagnosed with scoliosis and started receiving treatment at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/alessandra.

Kellen's Success Story

Kellen is an 11-month-old baby who has spent most of his life inside of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. That’s because, despite being born with no complications, Kellen’s kidneys completely shut down at nine weeks old, and he’s been on dialysis ever since. Watch Kellen’s inspiring story at mchf.org/kellen.

Meet Doctor Stephen George - Pediatric Spine Surgeon

Stephen George, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric spine surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Redmond Burke - Director of Cardiovascular Surgery

Redmond Burke, MD is the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Doctor Avi Baitner - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Avi Baitner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Pediatric Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

The Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of the nation's most experienced teams in treating spinal disorders.

Meet Scott Schoenleber - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Scott Schoenleber, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Parul Jayakar - Director of Neuro Genetic and Metabolic Program

Parul Jayakar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Division of Clinical Genetics is the Director of the Neuro Genetic and Metabolic Program and the Miami Genetic Laboratories.

Meet Monica Maria Payares-Lizano, MD - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Monica Payares-Lizano, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Kevin Horowitz - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Kevin Horowitz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Annie Casta - Pediatric Orthopedist

Annie Casta, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedist with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital History

For more than 65 years, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has provided state-of-the-art pediatric care for South Florida's children, birth to age 21. The idea for the unique pediatric hospital dates back to the 1930s when Miami's leading orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Weiland, proposed building a South Florida hospital for children with debilitating orthopedic conditions. With the outbreak of polio, the hospital became known as the polio hospital of South Florida.  Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, the renowned medical institution was renamed Nicklaus Children's Hospital in 2015, following a generous pledge from the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara. The 289-bed pediatric complex offers more than 40 distinct medical specialties to treat childhood diseases.

Annabella's Success Story

At a very young age, Annabella was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidneys. One day, she went into septic shock and her parents brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/annabella.

Meet Doctor Juan Bolivar - Associate Director of Cardiac Critical Care Services

Juan Bolivar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Associate Director of Cardiac Critical Care Services within the Heart Program.

Izabella's Success Story

Growing up, Izabella liked any and all sports, from soccer to baseball to whatever she could do outside. Then one day, her dad noticed her limping while she was playing. Later on at home, he took a closer look at her leg and noticed that her knee was swollen. They brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she received an MRI. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/izabella.

Meet Doctor David Drossner - Pediatric Cardiologist

David Drossner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Dayana's Success Story

At the age of 6, Dayana's life changed forever when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She didn’t immediately know what that meant, but the realization that the rest of her life would consist of finger pricks and monitoring her sugar level was a hard one. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/dayana.
 

Meet Doctor Craig Spurdle - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Craig Spurdle, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Michael Tidwell - Chief of Orthopedics

Michael Tidwell, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Chief of Orthopedics.

Meet Doctor Stephen M. Swirsky - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Stephen M. Swirsky, DO of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

Meet Doctor Cecilio Lopez - Director of Cardiac Non Invasive Imaging

Leo Lopez, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Non invasive imaging with the Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Anthony Rossi - Director of Cardiac Critical Care

Anthony Rossi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Critical Care with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor Jun Sasaki - Pediatric Cardiologist

Jun Sasaki, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Doctor John Ragheb - Director of Neurosurgery

John Ragheb, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Director of the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Ragheb created a program to treat hydrocephalus in children in Haiti under the sponsorship of Project Medishare. An all-volunteer surgical team travels to Haiti twice per year to perform surgeries on children with hydrocephalus, with approximately twenty surgeries being performed during each trip.

Jimmy's Success Story

While on vacation in Florida, Jimmy's father noticed he was feeling lethargic and unlike himself. One morning, he didn't wake up and as his father brought him out the front door, Jimmy had his first massive seizure. To view Jimmy's inspiring story, visit mchf.org/jimmy.

Dr. Nestor Valeron explica que deben hacer los padres cuando los ninos tienen una fiebre

Cuidado rápido y personalizado de lesiones y enfermedades menores, para bebés, niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes hasta los 21 años de edad provisto por médicos pediatras certificados.

Dr. Nestor Valeron explica que es considerado una emergencia

Cuidado rápido y personalizado de lesiones y enfermedades menores, para bebés, niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes hasta los 21 años de edad provisto por médicos pediatras certificados.

Questions parents ask about children with BWS

Dr. Perlyn discusses "swollen" tongues and whether children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome will "grow into" their tongues.

Felix's Sickle Cell Success Story

When he was just a young boy in Nicaragua, Felix’s mom noticed that he often complained about pains and not the usual pains for an active boy his age. After he was taken for blood tests, doctors discovered that Felix had sickle cell disease.

Together for the Children

Learn how you can donate to make a difference, visit: give.nicklaschildrens.org

Miami Children's Hospital Becomes Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Unveils New Logo

Originally founded as Variety Children’s Hospital in 1950, Miami Children’s Hospital unveiled a new logo on March 19, 2015 featuring its new Nicklaus Children’s Hospital name, during a press conference with golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara.

Gracie's Success Story

When her mom was still 11 weeks pregnant with her, Gracie was diagnosed with Down syndrome and soon after, doctors discovered something else; she also had a congenital heart defect that would require surgery shortly after birth. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/gracie.

Introducing Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children's Health System

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the same renowned nonprofit pediatric specialty hospital that has earned international recognition for care excellence throughout 65 years of service. Thanks to the generous support of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and its founders, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, we will continue to grow and expand our world-class services.