Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Gastroenterology
3100 SW 62 Avenue Suite 6-100 Central Bldg
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 786-624-3400

Additional Office

Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Ctr- Gastroenterology
20295 NE 29 Place #300
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone Number: 786-268-8830


Residency - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospital
Medical School - Universidad Central del Caribe

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Gastroenterology) - Certified

Dr. Felípez is a pediatric gastroenterologist and director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, Dr. Felípez served on the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital medical staff as Lead Investigator of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Felípez earned her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She completed her residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at The University of Chicago. Dr. Felípez is a researcher for CCFA Partners, a network sponsored by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of American (CCFA) and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She has participated in clinical trials of pediatric IBD medications including infliximab, adalimumab and certilizumab pegol. Her work has been presented at venues such as the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and Digestive Disease Week. Dr. Felípez’s special interests include IBD, reflux, constipation, celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Felípez sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Aventura Care Center and she is on staff at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. 


Huang, A.C., Perez, C., Felipez, L., Chamyan, G., Finegold, M.J., Hernandez, E. (2017). A Rare Phenotype of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Owing to PI*IS in a Newborn With Liver Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 65(5), e112-e113. View in Pubmed

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