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.

Diabetes in children (9 of 9): Exercise & Nutrition

This is the last video of our diabetes series. In this video, you will learn about nutrition, exercising and carb counting. The video answers the following questions:  What are carbohydrates? How many grams of carbohydrates does your child need? What foods have carbohydrates? How do you count carbohydrates? This video also provides recommendations and ideas on “free food” snacks for your child.

Diabetes in children (8 of 9): Managing diabetes in school

This is the eighth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn how to manage your child’s diabetes at school, during sick days and when your child exercises. The video answers the following questions: What is a Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP)? What to include in your child’s diabetes kit for school? What are the signs and symptoms that would require immediate attention when the child is sick? This video also provides tips on how to avoid low blood sugar when exercising, as well as a demonstration on how to put together a diabetes kit for school.

Diabetes in children (7 of 9): Diabetes emergency

This is the seventh video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about the two types of diabetic emergencies, severe hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis. The video answers the following questions: What is severe hypoglycemia? How is a low blood glucose emergency treated? What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)? What causes DKA, what are the common signs and symptoms of DKA, What to do during a diabetic emergency? When to call 911 (Emergency)? In this video, we also demonstrate how to use the glucagon injection.

Diabetes in children (6 of 9): What is hypoglycemia?

This is the sixth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about hypoglycemia. The video answers the following questions: What is hypoglycemia? What causes it? What are the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar? How is hypoglycemia treated? What types of snacks can you give your child that are fast acting carbohydrates?

Diabetes in children (5 of 9): What are hyperglycemia and ketones?

This is the fifth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about hyperglycemia. The video answers the following questions: What is hyperglycemia? What causes it? What are the signs and symptoms of high blood sugar? How is hyperglycemia treated? When do you need to call the doctor? In addition, the video explains what ketones are. When do you need to check your child’s ketones in the urine? What do you do when there are ketones in the urine? In this video, you will find a demonstration on how to test your child’s urine for ketones.

Diabetes in children (4 of 9): How does insulin work?

This is the fourth video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn about insulin. The video answers the following questions: What is insulin and how does it work in our body? What is the difference between the different types of insulin? (Rapid Acting, Short Acting, Intermediate, Long Acting). How often does your child need to take insulin? This video also demonstrates how to deliver insulin using the syringe and vial method as well as the Insulin Pen method.

Diabetes in children (3 of 9): Blood glucose monitoring

This is the third video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn how to monitor your child’s blood glucose. The video answers the following questions: How do you keep track of your child’s blood sugar? What is too high or too low blood glucose? Why is it so important to check your child’s blood sugar at bedtime? What is a Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)? This video also demonstrates how to check your child’s blood sugar using a glucometer and provides tips on snacks, and how to keep a blood sugar log.

Diabetes in children (2 of 9): What is diabetes?

This is the second video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will learn what diabetes is and the role of glucose and insulin in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The video also answers the following questions: What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes? What causes it? What are the treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Diabetes in children (1 of 9): Your child’s diabetes team

This is the first video of our diabetes series, "Taking charge of our child's diabetes." In this video, you will meet your child’s diabetes team.  Diabetes calls for a team effort. Our team of healthcare providers will provide you with the best care and information for you to tackle your child’s diabetes. Every healthcare team needs a leader. In this case, that is you. You are the one that has the most control over your child’s diabetes, the one who really is in charge. Your health care team depends on you to talk to them honestly and to tell them how your child feels. Your diabetes team includes: doctor (endocrinologists), nurse practitioner, diabetes educator, nurses, dietitian, social worker, child life specialist, and psychology service.

Alanis' Story

After a healthy delivery of her newborn baby girl Alanis, Ana was told that she was born with a small caramel colored birthmark on her arm. Not immediately alarmed by the news, Ana waited for their first appointment with the pediatrician who then referred them to Ana Margarita Duarte, MD, Director of the Division of Dermatology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

How to Provide Infant CPR

This CPR video demonstrated by Linda Nylander-Housholder, APRN.   shows step by step how to perform CPR on an infant newborn to 1 year.

How to Provide Child CPR

This CPR video demonstrated by Linda Nylander-Housholder, APRN. shows step by step how to perform CPR on a child (1 year old to puberty).

May Patient of the Month: Isabella

At only 7 years old, Isabella began to complain about having back pains. Unable to run and play with her friends, or even walk at times, her mother decided it was time to visit an orthopedist. After several blood tests and an MRI, it was determined that Isabella had leukemia.

Lunch N' Learn: Mental Health Awareness

Learn about Mental Health Awareness with Dr. Marisa Azaret, Director of the Division of Psychology, and Dr. Sara Rivero-Conil, Pediatric Psychologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Talkin' Kids Health: Heart Month

Dr. Yadira Martinez-Fernandez joins us in this edition of our Facebook live show Talkin' Kids Health.

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Dr. Metee Comkornruecha explains what Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in this edition of Children's Health Chats.

How is Adolescent Medicine different from Pediatric Care?

Learn about the common differentiators between Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric Care with Dr. Metee Comkornruecha.

April Patient of the Month: Joshua

Joshua had an immune deficiency called immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency – the most common immune deficiency amongst children. One out of 200 children will have IgA deficiency. The second condition Joshua had was low white blood cells caused by a viral infection, presenting as if he had leukemia.

How Does Nicklaus Children's Treat Eating Disorders? - Dr. Metee Comkornruecha Explains

Learn about Nicklaus Children's Hospital's multidisciplinary approach to treating eating disorders with Dr. Metee Comkornruecha. 

Coming Soon: The Fetal Care Center's Special Delivery Unit

The Fetal Care Center's Special Delivery Unit is coming soon to Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Learn more at nicklauschildrens.org/fetalcare

How to Perform a Retention Enema

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nurse Practioner, Raquel Pasarón, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, walks you through performing a retention enema for a baby or child. A retention enema is part of a bowel management program aimed to help your child maintain a clean bowel for a 24-hour period. 

How to Perform Rectal Irrigations in the Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis Patient

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nurse Practioner, Raquel Pasarón, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, walks you through performing rectal irrigations in the Hirschsprung-associated entercolitis patient. Enterocolitis in the Hirschsprung patient may occur before or after surgery is performed. 

March Patient of the Month: Helia

When Helia was 12 years old, her mother began to notice she was always very thirsty and drinking more water than usual. It got to the point that Helia was losing sleep due to all the weight she gained, so her mother decided to consult with a specialist.

Are Cancers in Children Genetic? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Find out whether cancers in children are genetic with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

How Common Are Brain Tumors in Children? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Find out how common brain tumors are in children with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

What is the Head Start 4 Protocol? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Learn about the Head Start 4 Protocol with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

Facebook Live Chat on the Flu Season with Dr. Vanessa Guerra

Beatriz Canals chats with Dr. Vanessa Guerra, pediatrician, on the flu season in this edition of Talkin' Kids Health

Meet Metee Comkornruecha, MD - The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Nicklaus Children''s Hospital

Dr. Metee Comkornruecha is chief of the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Section of Adolescent Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

Meet Adriana Carrillo Iregui, MD - The Division of Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Adriana Carrillo Iregui is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Peyton's Airway Reconstruction Journey

Peyton was born with a congenital heart defect that led her to spend months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Stephen George explains the multidisciplinary approach to treating scoliosis.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Stephen George explains the multidisciplinary approach to treating scoliosis at Nicklaus Children's Hosptal.

Learn about the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Guillermo de Angulo explains the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

What is hemophilia? Dr. Guillermo De Angulo explains.

Learn about hemophilia with Associate Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Dr. Guillermo De Angulo. 

How does your child after spine surgery? Dr. Stephen George explains.

Learn how your child's recovery works after a spine surgery.

Heatstroke Prevention: Put an end to hot car deaths

Every 10 days, across the United States, a child dies while unattended in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk.

What causes idiopathic scoliosis? Dr. Stephen George explains.

Do you know the causes of idiopathic scoliosis? Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Stephen George explains.

What is low radiation imaging for scoliosis patients? Dr. Stephen George explains

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Stephen George explains what low radiation imaging for scoliosis patients is. 

Having a scoliosis diagnosis does not imply lifelong limitations. Dr. Stephen George explains

Having a scoliosis diagnosis does not imply lifelong limitations. Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Stephen George explains. 

What is a bone marrow transplant? Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva explains.

Do you know what a bone marrow transplant is? Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva explains.

Learn about the Immunooncology program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Learn about the Immunooncology Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital with Associate Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Dr. Guillermo De Angulo.

What is Leukemia? Dr. Guillermo de Angulo explains.

Learn about Leukemia with Associate Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Dr. Guillermo De Angulo.

Did you know The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team?

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Did you know that a bone marrow transplant can treat a variety of conditions?

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

How Does the NeuroCardiac and Development Program Support Families? - Dr. Ann Hyslop Explains

Dr. Ann Hyslop is a pediatric neurologist with Neuro Network Partners (NNP) and Director of the Neurocritical Care Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

What does genetic testing entail?

Dr. Parul Jayakar explains different testing methods for genetic testing.

Dr. Ann Hyslop Chats About the NeuroCardiac and Develpment Program's Multidisciplinary Approach

Dr. Ann Hyslop is a pediatric neurologist with Neuro Network Partners (NNP) and Director of the Neurocritical Care Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami

Preventing Medication Injuries

Medication injuries are the leading cause of child poisoning. Learn more about how to prevent medication injuries with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator, Malvina Duncan.
 

Helmet Safety

Head injuries are the leading cause of injury in children. Learn more about helmet safety with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator Malvina Duncan.

Meet Patcharapong Suntharos, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hopsital

Meet Dr. Suntharos, Pediatric and Adult Congennital Interventional Cardiologist.

Genetic Testing for Autism Spectrum disorders

Dr. Parul Jayakar discusses how genetic testing can help in the management of autism spectrum disorders.

What can genetic testing reveal for family planning?

Dr. Parul Jayakar describes what genetic testing can reveal to a family planning to have a baby.

What is the Metabolism Program at Nicklaus Children's?

Dr. Parul Jayakar discusses the metabolism program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

February Patient of the Month: Chad

While on a father-son fishing trip in the Florida Keys, Chad, 3, was playing and swinging from the rope of a nautical wood pole when the 200-pound object came crashing down onto his chest, sending him into a state of cardiac arrest.

Dr. Shaketha Gray Discusses Nicklaus Children's Approach to Treating Depression in Teens

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/AdolescentMedicine

A Child's Journey - Olivia's Story

Olivia was born with a congenital heart defect, her first open heart surgery was scheduled just days after she took her first breath. Olivia's parents placed their trust in the hands of The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Shaketha Gray Chats About Depression in Teens

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

Meet Foley and Friends - How to care for Foley catheter

“Meet Foley and Friends” is an educational video created by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to explain the proper care and maintenance of a Foley catheter for a discharged patient.

The video is comprised of two sections, one for the child using animated characters and the other for the caregiver providing step-by-step instructions. The main goal of the video is to empower and educate the child as well as the family to reduce the possibility of readmissions due to infectious bacteria resulting in urinary tract infections.

What Services Are Available at an Urgent Care Center? - Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares Explains

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares is chief of the Section of Urgent Care Services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/UrgentCare

Meet Sajel Lala Kana, MD - The Division of Clinical Genetics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Kana is a clinical geneticist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She specializes in diagnosing children with complex genetic disorders.

Dr. Ann Hyslop Discusses the NeuroCardiac Development Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Ann Hyslop is a pediatric neurologist with Neuro Network Partners (NNP) and Director of the Neurocritical Care Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/Brain

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares Discusses the Benefits of Choosing an Urgent Care Center for Children

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares is chief of the Section of Urgent Care Services at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/UrgentCare

What is the Personalized Medicine Biobank?

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital biobank and tissue repository is an essential resource for personalized medicine research efforts, enabling the study of both health and disease over time. The Biobank collects samples and health information from volunteers, regardless of health history. Once a participant becomes part of the Biobank, he or she contributes to ongoing health research. We partner with Sanford Health, a national leader on specimen storage, management and integration with participant health information.

Single Leg Kneeling on a BOSU Ball

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Single Leg Kneeling Excercise on a BOSU Ball
 

Dr. Shaketha Gray Explains How Hormonal Contraception Can Help Treat Medical Conditions

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Are Vaccines Safe? - Dr. Otto M. Ramos Explains

Dr. Otto M. Ramos is chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/InfectiousDiseases

Dr. Shaketha Gray Chats About HPV and the HPV Vaccine

Dr. Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. 

What to expect during your child's MRI?

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a common imaging test used to give medical professionals a closer look at organs or structures inside the body. The images are created using magnetic and radio waves. Learn more about what happends during this test.

January Patient of the Month: Layla

When Layla was 5, she came to Nicklaus Children's Hospital with a severe case of scoliosis. To help straighten her spine, Layla spent time in halo gravity traction. While her mom returned home to Gainesville for work and school, the nurses at Nicklaus Children's took care of Layla, acting as substitute mothers and making sure she was well cared for.

Dr. Otto M. Ramos Discusses the Flu

Dr. Otto M. Ramos is chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/infectiousdiseases
 

Meet Thomas J. Errico, MD - The Center for Spinal Disorders at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Thomas J. Errico, MD, is a pediatric spine surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program and Center for Spinal Disorders at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. To learn more about either program, please visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/orthopedics

Call for an appointment:
U.S. (305) 662-8366
International (+01) 305 662 8281

Banded Single Leg Squat

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates the Banded Single Leg Squat.
 

Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the deep neck flexor strengthening excercise.
 

Jump Rope Drills to Improve Running Form

Physical Therapist, Jeffrey Fernandez, demonstrates the straight leg bridge for hamstring strengthening.

Squatting Symmetry on the Neurocom

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates how to achieve Squatting Symmetry on the Neurocom

Prone Foam Roller T-raise

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Prone Foam Roller T-raise

Sickling & Winging Correction

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Sickling & Winging Correction Excercise
 

Isolated Great Toe Flexion

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates an Isolated Great Toe Flexion
 

Developmental Sequence Training

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates Developmental Sequence Training

Posterior BOSU Hop

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Posterior BOSU Hop

Modified Single Leg Romanian Deadlift

Physical Therapist, Lauren Butler, demonstrates a Modified Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
 

Thoracic Extension Elbow Slides on Wall

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates Thoraic Extension Elbow Slides on Wall

Basic Forward Plank & Common Faults

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates a Basic Forward Plank and Common Faults.
 

Quadruped Hip Extension/Abduction

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the straight leg bridge for hamstring strengthening.

Swiss Ball Reverse Plié

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the Swii Ball Reverse Plié

Meet Shaketha Gray, MD - The Division of Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Shaketha Gray is an adolescent medicine specialist within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center.

Meet Otto M. Ramos, MD - The Division of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Ramos is chief of the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Section of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Visit nicklauschildrens.org/DrRamos

Dr. Joshua Tarkoff explains tips for fitness and homework

Dr. Tarkoff is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/endocrinology

Dr. Joshua Tarkoff explains Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Tarkoff is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/endocrinology

Dr. Joshua Tarkoff Explains Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Tarkoff is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/endocrinology

Straight Leg Bridge for Hamstring Strengthening

Physical Therapist, Jeffrey Fernandez, demonstrates the straight leg bridge for hamstring strengthening.

Jeffrey Fernandez explains track stability for runners

Physical Therapist, Jeffrey Fernandez demonstrates trunk stability excercises for runners.

Jeffery Fernandez demonstrates how to perform the TRX Inverted Row

Physical Therapist, Jeffrrey Fernandez, demonstrates how to perform the TRX Inverted Row

Kristin Hayden demonstrates how to find your pelvic neutral

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden demonstrates how to find your pelvic neutral.

Kristin Hayden demonstrates the heel tap on a foam roller


Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates the heel tap on a foam roller.

Kristin Hayden demonstrates an exervise to strengthem pelvic mobility

Physical Therapist, Kristin Hayden, demonstrates an excercise to strengthen pelvic mobility.

Dr. Saima Aftab explains the Fetal Care Center Special Delivery Unit

Join us for a Facebook Live chat with Dr. Saima Aftab, Director of the Fetal Care Center, as she discusses the special delivery unit, a 10-bed maternity unit for high risk infants which will open in Summer of 2019. Learn more at nicklauschildrens.org/fetal

Dr. Alejandro Diaz discusses Gender Dysphoria and Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Alejandro Diaz is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Gender

Dr. Saima Aftab explains conditions we see at the Fetal Care Center

Dr. Saima Aftab is a neonatologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/fetal.

What is the Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI)?

The Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI) involves a comprehensive approach to tailoring medical management to each specific child’s individual characteristics, needs and preferences at all stages of care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Learn more at nicklauschildrens.org/PMI

What is Genetic Testing?

Dr. Parul Jayakar discusses genetic testing for family planning. Learn more at nicklauschildrens.org/Genetics
 

December Patient of the Month: Charlie

After surviving a high-risk pregnancy with a set of twins, the Strombom’s were faced with yet another complication. Their third child, an unborn baby named Charlie, was diagnosed with a congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) and underwent two in utero interventions to allow for a full and healthy gestation period. Once delivered, the LifeFlight team from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was on stand-by to transport Charlie from West Palm Beach to Miami.

How Do I Care for my Baby's Gums and Teeth? - Dr. Suheily Aponte Explains

Dr. Suheily Aponte is a pediatric dentist with the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Dental

Teething Tips from Pediatric Dentist Dr. Suheily Aponte

Dr. Suheily Aponte is a pediatric dentist with the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Dental

When Should My Child Begin Seeing A Dentist? - Dr. Suheily Aponte Explains

Dr. Suheily Aponte is a pediatric dentist with the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Dental

Why Is It Critical to Support Gender-Variant Children and Teens? - Dr. Alejandro Diaz Explains

Dr. Alejandro Diaz is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Learn more about the GenderProgram.

Dr. Alejandro Diaz Discusses The Gender Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Alejandro Diaz is a pediatric endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Learn more about the GenderProgram.

Dr. Saima Aftab: Testing offered by the Fetal Care Center

Dr. Saima Aftab is a neonatologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/FetalCareCenter

What is the Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children's? - Dr. Saima Aftab Explains

Dr. Saima Aftab is a neonatologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/FetalCareCenter

What is Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome? - Dr. Chad Perlyn Explains

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/BWS

Dr. Chad Perlyn Explains the Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Craniofacial

What Are Vascular Anomalies? - Dr. Chad Perlyn Explains

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/PlasticSurgery
 

What is Positional Plagiocephaly? - Dr. Chad Perlyn Explains

Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/PlasticSurgery

Dr. Aaron Berger Discusses Brachial Plexus Injuries

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information about the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Disorders Program, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/BrachialPlexus

Dr. Aaron Berger Explains Types of Surgeries for Brachial Plexus Injuries

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information about the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Disorders Program, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/BrachialPlexus

Dr. Aaron Berger Discusses Treatment for Brachial Plexus Injuries

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information about the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Disorders Program, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/BrachialPlexus

What is the Brachial Plexus? - Dr. Aaron Berger Explains

Dr. Aaron Berger is a pediatric hand surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information about the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Disorders Program, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/BrachialPlexus

Pediatric Post Graduate Course 2018 - Save the Date

Nicklaus Children's Health System is proud to present the 54th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course to be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 through Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in sunny Hollywood, Florida.

To learn more and register visit: http://www.ppgcpip.com

Whether this is your first time attending or your 54th, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of pediatrics. A distinguished faculty will present state-of-the-art information in the prevention, pathophysiology and the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of the most prevalent pediatric and adolescent conditions. We hope you decide to join us in Miami for the 2019 conference and are confident that we will surpass your educational goals.

October Patient of the Month: Gabriela

Following an emergency C-section, Gabriela’s mother, Katherine, was shocked to see that her new baby was missing part of her face. Gabriela was born with a cleft lip and palate. Katherine researched for hours to find the best doctors to fix her daughter’s condition and came upon the craniofacial team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva Explains Bone Marrow Transplantation

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Craig Spurdle Discusses Treatment for ACL Injuries

Dr. Craig Spurdle is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

ACL Injury Signs & Symptoms - Dr. Craig Spurdle Explains

Dr. Craig Spurdle is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

What is an ACL Injury? - Dr. Craig Spurdle Explains

Dr. Craig Spurdle is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Redmond Burke Explains the Importance of Connecting with Patients and Families

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Redmond Burke Discusses Innovations in Cardiac Care Pioneered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Redmond Burke Discusses The Heart Program's Multidisciplinary Approach

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Redmond Burke Discusses Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Burke is the Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery with The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Child Life Specialists help patients relax during procedures

Learn how Child Life Specialists help patients relax during procedures.

Child Life Specialists teach patients through medical play

Learn how Child Life Specialists teach patients through medical play.

Child Life Specialists provide education on medical procedures

Learn how Child Life Specialists provide education to patients regarding medical procedures.

Child Life Specialists provide distraction techniques

Learn how Child Life Specialists provide distraction techniques.

September Patient of the Month: Mateo

When Mateo was just two years old, his parents were shocked to discover that their toddler developed leukemia. They met with the hematology and oncology specialists at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and began a treatment protocol that brought Mateo back to health—along with some entertainment from his spirited little sister! Mateo, now 10, is a healthy, typical kid who loves running around with his friends.

August Patient of the Month: Luife

While he was still inside his mother’s womb, Luife was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries, a congenital heart defect. Shortly after birth, Luife was taken by ambulance to the cardiac team at Nicklaus Children’s. The pediatric cardiology team took Luife’s heart apart, piece by delicate piece, and successfully, put it back together. Today, Luife is a healthy, active and outgoing 8-year-old boy who wears his “Scar of Honor” with pride. 

Talkin' Kids Health: Individual Education Plans

Learn about Individual Education Plans with Dr. Reshma Naidoo, Neuropsychologist and Neurorehabilitation Specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hosptial.

Devin's Story

Learn about Devin's Story at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Heart Program and the power of the American Heart Assoication.

Meet Juan Carlos Muniz, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Juan Carlos Muniz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Non Invasive Imaging at The Heart Program.
 

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

Dr. Davé is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is chief of the PSA Section of Otolaryngology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Davé sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. 

Meet Obioma Nwobi, MD - The Division of Nephrology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Nwobi is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is a pediatic nephrologist within the Division of Nephrology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nwobi sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Meet Amy Feldman, MD - The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Feldman is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is an allergist and immunologist within the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Feldman sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Boynton Beach Care Center.

Anne Geddes partners with KidzStuff

Anne Geddes, one of the world's most respected photographers and champion for children, has joined forces with the wellness brand: KidzStuff®.

Talkin' Kids Health: Learn about the Personalized Medicine Initiative

Learn about the Personalized Medicine Initiative, with Katherine Schain, board certified genetic counselor at Nicklaus Children's.

July Patient of the Month: Justin

The moment Justin was born, his mother and father were faced with the most daunting and challenging experience any parent can imagine. Just hours after birth, Justin was airlifted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for more specialized pediatric care. Having been diagnosed with pulmonary atresia and tetralogy of Fallot, he required immediate attention before it was too late.

What are the Signs & Symptoms of Movement Disorders - Dr. Monduy Explains

Learn more about the signs & symptoms of Movement Disorders with Dr. Migvus Monduy.

What to Expect at the Cancer Survivorship Program?

As part of the Cancer Survivorship Program you will meet with a multidisciplinary team to guide you on your journey.

Meet Nao Sasaki, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

​Meet Nao Sasaki, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, a pediatric  cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Meet Saoussen Salhi, MD - The Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's

Dr. Saoussen Salhi, MD is a pediatric plastic, reconstructive and craniofacial surgeon within the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

New anesthesia offering helps cardiac patients recover faster and with less pain

In this news story Dr. Kristine Guleserian, renowned heart surgeon, talk about Exparel. Exparel is a new anesthesia offering that helps cardiac patients recover faster and with less pain after heart surgery. 13 year-old Jessica Garcia, born with a congenital heart defect (VSD) was the first pediatric patient to use this treatment.

Meet Lourdes Rosa Prieto, MD - Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiologist

Lourdes Prieto, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist with The Heart Program.

Car Seat Safety

As families hit the road for summer travel or even a trip to the grocery store, adhering to proper safety restraint guidelines should be at the top of everyone’s checklist.

What to do when your child has a stomach ache?

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

What Conditions are Treated at the Urgent Care Center?

Here is a list of some conditions for which you may want to seek treatment in an urgent care setting:

  • Minor allergies
  • Minor asthma attacks
  • Minor burns
  • Bruises, cuts, wounds and lacerations (including stitches)
  • Colds and coughs
  • Minor dog/animal bites
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Fever in children older than 2 months
  • Flu and sore throat (strep detection by DNA test available)
  • Mild stomach pain
  • Minor head injuries (without loss of consciousness)
  • Mononucleosis (often called “mono”)
  • Muscle strain injuries
  • Nausea
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Sprains and fractures (splinting)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting, diarrhea and mild dehydration

What to do when your child has a high fever?

Dr. Vanessa Guerra explains when a high fever warrants an emergency room visit.

Earaches in Children: When to Visit an Urgent Care Facility

Dr. Vanessa Guerra explains when earaches in children warrant a visit to 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.

Talkin' Kids Health: All About Scoliosis

Learn about Scoliosis with Dr. Stephen George, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, at Nicklaus Children's Hosptial.

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: 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.

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.

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

 

Pain Awareness Month - Music Therapy

Music therapy team uses the patients preferred music to help decrease their perception of pain. Evan, Evelyn and Hilary.

Pain Awareness Month - Children's Experiences

Meet Lisa Kimball, a certified Childlife specialist.

Pain Awareness Month - Bedside Buddies

Kylie and Alejandra provide pain relief to their patients.

Pain Awareness Month at Nicklaus Children's

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

Pain Awareness Month - Psychology

Dr Alvarez Salvat provides pain relief through various techniques.

Pain Awareness Month - Nursing

Meet RN Alex Collazo, a Pain Management Nurse. Alex is a patient advocate.

Pain Awareness Month - Pet Therapy

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

Pain Awareness Month - Physical Therapy

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

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Chief of Nursing Discusses Pain Management Month

Jackie Gonzalez, SVP and Chief nursing officer is committed to eliminating all preventable pain. Learn more about Pediatric Pain Management.

Pain Awareness Month - Pharmacy

Yarelys Garcia provides pain relief through medication.

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.

Outstanding Staff - Mio Cervantes

To explore our volunteer opportunities, please visit Nicklaus Children's Volunteers.

Outstanding Staff- Mirtha Gonzalez

To explore our volunteer opportunities, please visit Nicklaus Children's 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.

Talkin' Kids Health: Congenital Heart Disease

Learn about Congeital Heart Defects with Dr. Kristine Gulserian, from the Nicklaus Children's Heart Program.

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.

Talkin' Kids Health: All About The Fetal Care Center

Learn about The Fetal Care Center with Dr. Saima Aftab, Neonatologist, at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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.

Nicklaus Children's Health System

Welcome to Nicklaus Children's Health System. For Health. For Life.

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. 

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.

Talkin' Kids Health: Child Life Specialists

Beatriz Canals discusses the importance of a Child Life Specialist

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.

Lunch n' Learn: 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. Pediatric Psychologists Dr. Samantha Carella and Dr. Silvia Sommers discuss.

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 Nicklaus 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.

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.

 

Lunch n' Learn: Natural Disasters and Children

It’s no doubt that the recent natural disasters around the world and in our own community have affected us emotionally. They also can have effects on children and teens. Hear from our pediatric psychologists on how to discuss these events with children of all ages and the cues that indicate stress.

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.

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. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is offering this invaluable test free of charge to middle and high school sports participants.

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.

Talkin' Kids Health: 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.

Multidisciplinary Approach I Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

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

Lunch n' Learn: Reducing Anxiety for Return to School

Dr. Reshma Naidoo and Dr. Sara Rivero-Conil discuss ways parents can ease anxiety in their kids as the back-to-school season approaches. School transitions can be easy for some and difficult for others. The doctors will help negotiate those challenges.

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 Nicklaus 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.

Talkin' Kids Health: Summer Safety

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

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.

Lunch n' Learn: Detecting the Early signs of Autism

Detecting the Early Signs of Autism: What the speech and language pathologists want you to know. Hear from speech and language pathologists Jessica Thomas and Nayda Torres-Soto. Brought to you by Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Division of Psychology to raise awareness on issues affecting our children today. 

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.

Lunch n' Learn: Developmental Testing in Children

Dr. Rose Alvarez-Salvat, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor and Training Director and Marina Villani, Clinical Psychology Intern, discuss testing in children, from developmental testing to identifying learning disabilities and more.

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.

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 Advanced Pediatric Care Pavillion (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.

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. Remember 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.

Lunch n' Learn: Preparing Children for Return to School

Dr. Marisa Azaret, clinical director for Psychology and Dr. Sara Rivero-Conil, clinical psychology manager will discuss how parents can prepare children for the school mindset, encourage excitement and healthy routines, and ease their anxiety as the back-to-school season kicks into gear.

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 Neurogenetic 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 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 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 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.

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.

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, Formerly Miami Children's Hospital

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.

Where to take your child for a burn injury?

Dr. Nestor Valerón discusses where to take your child for a burn injury (spanish).

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Success Story: Andrew

Meet our May Patient of the Month for May. Andrew Lorenzen has always been a healthy, happy child, who enjoyed playing all types of sports.