Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Welcomes Esteemed Researcher and Academic, Diego Jaramillo, MD, to its Department of Radiology

Published on: 03/07/2017

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital welcomes esteemed researcher, academic and current president of the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) to its Department of Pediatric Radiology.

Dr. Diego Jaramillo joins Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Miami Children’s Health System. He will serve as a pediatric radiologist within the Department of Radiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and as associate chief for the PSA Section of Pediatric Radiology. Dr. Jaramillo is also an adjunct professor of radiology at Stanford University. His greatest expertise and scientific contributions are in the areas of imaging of musculoskeletal disorders of childhood and pediatric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

“Dr. Jaramillo is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in pediatric radiology,” commented Dr. Leonard G. Feld, president of PSA. “We are delighted to welcome him as a key member of both our radiology and PSA teams.”

Dr. Jaramillo earned his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. His residency in diagnostic radiology was conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, followed by a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts. He also holds a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Dr. Jaramillo served as a radiologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, division chief of Pediatric Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), radiologist-in-chief at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and associate chair of the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. He has also been a professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University.

Dr. Jaramillo is double-board certified in diagnostic radiology and pediatric radiology. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally, as well as participated on numerous local and global academic committees. Dr. Jaramillo is the author of more than 200 publications, including peer-reviewed research publications, reviews and book chapters, primarily on the subject of pediatric imaging of musculoskeletal disorders. He was the principal investigator of two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants for the imaging and evaluation of growth disorders.
Dr. Jaramillo has received many teaching awards and in 2014 received the Pioneer Award of the Society for Pediatric Radiology. In addition, he has held appointments as an editorial board member of the journals Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. Dr. Jaramillo has served as organizer of scientific meetings, both in the U.S. and abroad. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and French.

The Department of Radiology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital features state-of-the-art equipment. The radiology practice has been serving the community since the hospital's inception in 1950.  Under the leadership of Dr. Nolan R. Altman, department chief, the group is the largest in South Florida devoted exclusively to the practice of pediatric radiology. It includes board-certified experts in pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology and cardiac CT imaging, with special interests in pediatric interventional and musculoskeletal disorders. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern U.S. Its radiology group is the only one in South Florida that offers a pediatric radiology fellowship, and also trains radiology residents.

About Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA)

Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), is the multispecialty group practice of Miami Children’s Health System. Led by physicians, PSA employs more than 200 pediatric specialists and subspecialists with a regional, national and international presence bringing lifelong health and hope to children and families through innovative and compassionate care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and its outpatient centers located throughout South Florida. For more information please visit

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, 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 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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