Dr. Anselmo Cepero-Akselrad elected vice president of medical staff of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Published on: 12/14/2017

Photo: From L to R: Anselmo Cepero-Akselrad, MD; Marcelo Laufer, MD

Anselmo Cepero-Akselrad, MD, has been elected vice president of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Medical Executive Committee (MEC) for a two-year term. The committee serves as the governing body for the hospital’s 800-member medical staff.
Dr. Cepero-Akselrad is Director of the Division of Nephrology for the hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Havana, Cuba and completed his residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (then Miami Children’s Hospital). He completed fellowships in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology at New Y4rk Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Marcelo Laufer, with the hospital’s Division of Infectious Diseases, continues a term begun last year as president of the MEC. Dr. Laufer earned his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion School of Medicine, Paraguay. He completed his pediatric residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases and immunology at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Other members of the medical executive committee for 2018 include:

  • Mayra Capote, MD
  • M. Antonella Denaro, DO
  • Ruben Gonzalez-Vallina, MD
  • Ziad Khatib, MD
  • Alex B. Koetzle, MD 
  • Sarah Legorburu-Selem, MD 
  • Leopoldo Malvezzi, MD
  • Rigoberto Nuñez, MD
  • Jose Rosa-Olivares, MD
  • Efren Salinero, MD
  • Stephen Swirsky, DO

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Where Children Matter Most (2024)

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 850 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 307-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.

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