Primary Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's Radiology
3100 SW 62 Ave - Radiology
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-662-8293

Education

Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship - Hospital for Sick Children
Medical School - Universidad Javeriana
Internship - Metropolitan Hospital Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology (Pediatric Rad) - Certified
American Board of Radiology (Diag Rad) - Certified


Pediatric Interventional Radiologist
 

 Dr. Restrepo is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is a pediatric interventional radiologist within the Department of Radiology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and also serves as a professor of radiology at Florida International University. Dr. Restrepo earned his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Faculty of Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia. He then completed a residency in radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Restrepo then pursued fellowships in pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

 

Dr. Restrepo was trained not only in the interpretation of all imaging modalities pertinent to children, but also learned techniques to perform minimally invasive image guided procedures. He spearheaded the minimally invasive interventional radiology service at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and has pioneered many new techniques and procedures in the field. One of his areas of clinical interest is all types of vascular anomalies (birthmarks), such as hemangiomas and vascular malformations.

 

Dr. Restrepo is certified by the American Board of Radiology with certification of added qualifications in pediatric radiology. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) and International Skeletal Society (ISS).

 

Dr. Restrepo is an avid writer, editor and eloquent speaker. He is one of the editors of the text book, “Pediatric Radiology: Practical Imaging Evaluation of Infants and Children.” In addition, he has published more than 40 articles in leading radiology journals, written more than 10 textbook chapters and presented numerous scientific posters at national and international meetings. Dr. Restrepo has received the prestigious Caffey Award four times at the Society for Pediatric Radiology’s annual meeting, along with the Magna Cum Laude award once and the Cum Laude award twice from the Radiological Society of North America. Every year, he is an invited speaker at national and international conferences, as well as radiological meetings. Dr. Restrepo also serves as an editor for radiology journals and is an examiner with the American Board of Radiology.

 

Dr. Restrepo sees patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

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. The group is the only one in South Florida that offers a pediatric radiology fellowship, and also trains radiology residents.

 

Book Chapters

  • Pediatric Radiology Text Book. Lipincott. Work in progress. Associate Editor.
  • Pediatric Radiology Text book. Lippincott. Musculoskeletal chapter: Metabolic disease. Work in progress
  • Radiology Illustrated: Pediatric Radiology. First Edition, 2014. Springer: Pediatric Airway disorders chapter.
  • Pediatric Chest Imaging. 3rd Edition. Elsevier: Congenital and Acquired Mediastinal Vascular Disorders in Children chapter.
  • Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging. 12th Edition. Vaarious Chapters.
  • Pediatric Pulmonology by the American Association of Pediatrics. First edition. 2011 Chest imaging chapter.
  • Imaging of Knee and shoulder injuries. Evidence Based imaging in pediatrics. First edition. Springer. 2012

 

Speaker in national and international radiology meetings

  • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Pitfalls. Invited Faculty Speaker. ARRS meeting. Toronto, Canada, April 2015
  • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Pitfalls. Invited Faculty Speaker, Pediatric Case-Review Course, Annual meeting.Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL. Dec 2014
  • If You Think this is a Vascular Anomaly, Think It twice. Slow flow vascular Malformation Pitfalls. ARRS meeting. San Diego, April 2014
  • Pulmonary Infections in Children. Invited Faculty Speaker, Pediatric Case-Review Course, Annual meeting.Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL. Dec 2013
  • Imaging of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. OASPR meeting. Hong Kong, Sept 2013
  • Imaging of the Knee cartilage in Children. Hong Kong, Sept 2013
  • Throwing Injuries in Children. ARRS meeting. Washington DC, April 2013
  • Radiology for the Pediatrician: Review of cases. 42nd Pediatric Post Graduate Course. Miami. March 2013
  • Pediatric Musculoskeletal Lesions / Invited Faculty Speaker, Pediatric Case-Review Course, Annual meeting.Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL. Dec 2012
  • Multimodality imaging of Vascular Malformations. Presented at the Society of pediatric Radiology (SPR) meeting, Musculo-Skeletal Chapter, Key Biscayne, Sept 2012
  • Pediatric Musculo-skeletal Cases – Approach to Diagnosis: A Case-Based Imaging Review / Invited Speaker. American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Vancouver, Canada. May 2012
  • Radiology for the Pediatrician: Review of cases. 42nd Pediatric Post Graduate Course. Miami. March 2012
  • Pediatric Musculo-skeletal Cases – Approach to Diagnosis: A Case-Based Imaging Review / Invited Speaker. American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Chicago, IL. May 2011
  • Pediatric Congenital Musculoskeletal Lesions / Invited Faculty Speaker, Pediatric Case-Review Course, Annual meeting.Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL. Nov 2011
  • Radiology for the Pediatrician: Review of cases. 42nd Pediatric Post Graduate Course. Miami. March 2011.
  • Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Throwing Children. ARRS Meeting in New York City, October 2010
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and the Impact of Obesity in lower extremity problems in Children. Talk given at the Society of Pediatric Radiology Meeting. Carlsbad, April 2009 and ARRS Meeting in San Diego, CA, May 2010.
  • Radiology for the Pediatrician: Review of cases. 42nd Pediatric Post Graduate Course. Miami. March 2007-2010.
  • Diagnostic Imaging for the pediatrician. 41st Pediatric Postgraduate Course” Perspective in Pediatrics. Miami Beach. February 2006.
  • Common Surgical Problems. 41st Pediatric Postgraduate Course” Perspective in Pediatrics. Miami Beach. February 2006.
  • Masses in the Chest. Presentation for the American College of Chest Physicians and American Academy of Pediatrics. Miami, April 2004.
  • Newer imaging Modalities in Pediatric Radiology/ Interventional radiology. Presentation for American College of Chest Physicians and American Academy of Pediatrics. Miami, April 2004.
  • Vascular Pediatric Intervention. Presentation for the Southern Pediatric Radiology Society. Atlanta, Georgia. Sept 2003.
  • Pediatric Radiology Board Review. University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Miami, May 2001, May 2002 and May 2003.
  • Pediatric Trauma and Chest Wall Lesions in Pediatric patients. Presentation at the Department of Radiology, McMaster University. Hamilton, Canada, May 2002
  • Transhepatic Transbiliary Bile Duct Biopsy. Presented at the Society of Pediatric Radiology. Philadelphia, April 2002.

Publications

Lee, E.Y., Chu, W.C., Dillman, J.R., Restrepo, R., Vargas, S.O. (2018). Pediatric Radiology: Imaging Evaluation of Infants and Children. .

Restrepo, R., Lee, E.Y., Babyn, P.S., Seif EL Dein, H.M., Lundin, B., Doria, A.S. (2018). Musculoskeletal disorders due to endocrinopathy, metabolic derangement, and arthropathy. Pediatric Radiology: Imaging Evaluation of Infants and Children.

Restrepo, R., Francavilla, M.L., Mas, R., Lee, E.Y. (2017). Up-To-Date Practical Imaging Evaluation of Neonatal Soft-Tissue Tumors: What Radiologists Need to Know. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 209(1), 195-204. View in Pubmed

Laya, B.F., Restrepo, R., Lee, E.Y. (2017). Practical Imaging Evaluation of Foreign Bodies in Children: An Update. Radiologic clinics of North America, 55(4), 845-867. View in Pubmed

White, C.L., Olivieri, B., Restrepo, R. (2017). Reply to "Imaging Appearance of Lymphatic Malformations". AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, 208(1), W30. View in Pubmed

Francavilla, M.L., White, C.L., Oliveri, B., Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R. (2017). Intraabdominal Lymphatic Malformations: Pearls and Pitfalls of Diagnosis and Differential Diagnoses in Pediatric Patients. AJR. American journal of Roentgenology, 208(3), 637-649. View in Pubmed

Olivieri, B., White, C.L., Restrepo, R., McKeon, B., Karakas, S.P., Lee, E.Y. (2016). Low-Flow Vascular Malformation Pitfalls: From Clinical Examination to Practical Imaging Evaluation--Part 2, Venous Malformation Mimickers. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, 206(5), 952-962. View in Pubmed

Olivieri, B., White, C.L., Restrepo, R., McKeon, B., Karakas, S.P., Lee, E.Y. (2016). Low-Flow Vascular Malformation Pitfalls: From Clinical Examination to Practical Imaging Evaluation--Part 1, Lymphatic Malformation Mimickers. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, 206(5), 940-951. View in Pubmed

Hryhorczuk, A.L., Restrepo, R., Lee, E.Y. (2016). Pediatric Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Practical Imaging Approach. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, 206(5), W62-W72. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Hagerott, H.E., Kulkarni, S., Yasrebi, M., Lee, E.Y. (2016). Acute Pancreatitis in Pediatric Patients: Demographics, Etiology, and Diagnostic Imaging. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, 206(3), 632-644. View in Pubmed

Chukus, A., Tirada, N., Restrepo, R., Reddy, N.I. (2015). Uncommon Implantation Sites of Ectopic Pregnancy: Thinking beyond the Complex Adnexal Mass. Radiographics, 35(3), 946-959. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Marin, D.V. (2014). Acquired disorders. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier Saunders. Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R., Boiselle, P.M. (2014). Lower large airway. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier Saunders. Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

Restrepo, R., Donald, A.T., Lee, E.Y. (2014). The Chest wall. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier Saunders. Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

Restrepo, R., Lee, E.Y. (2014). The Pleura. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier Saunders. Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

Restrepo, R., Karunamoy, D., Lee, E.Y. (2014). The Diaphragm. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier Saunders. Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging.

Hagerott, H.E., Kulkarni, S., Restrepo, R., Reeves-Garcia, J. (2014). Clinical-radiologic features and treatment of hepatic lesions caused by inadvertent infusion of parenteral nutrition in liver parenchyma due to malposition of umbilical vein catheters. Pediatric Radiology, 44(7), 810-815. View in Pubmed

Chang P.T., Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R., Eisenberg, R.L. (2014). Gastrointestinal tract filling defects in pediatric patients. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 203(1), W3-W13. View in Pubmed

Francavilla, M,L., Restrepo, R., Zamora, K.W., Sarode, V., Swirsky, S.M., Mintz, D. (2014). Meniscal pathology in children: differences and similarities with the adult meniscus. Pediatric Radiology, 44(8), 910-925. View in Pubmed

Pevsner, R., Restrepo, R., Altman, N. (2014). Cavitary Lung Mass in a Febrile Child. Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, 3(2), 21-24.

Kulkarni, S., Gomara, R., Reeves-Garcia, J., Hernandez, E., Restrepo, R. (2014). MRI-Based Score Helps in Assessing the Severity and in Follow-Up of Pediatric Patients with Perianal Crohn Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 58(2), 259-264. View in Pubmed

Zucker, E.J., Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R., Eisenberg, R.L. (2013). Hip Disorders in Children. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, 201(6), W776-796. View in Pubmed

Lucia-Casadonte C., Kulkarni, S., Restrepo, R., Gonzalez-Vallina, R., Brathwaite, C., Lee, E.Y. (2013). An unusual case of pleuropulmonary blastoma in a child with jejunal hamartomas. Case Reports in Pediatrics, 2013(), 140508. View in Pubmed

Bittman, M.E., Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R., Eisenberg, R.L. (2013). Focal adrenal lesions in pediatric patients. AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, 200(6), W542-W556. View in Pubmed

Son, J., Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R., Eisenberg, R.L. (2013). Pattern of the month: focal renal lesions in pediatric patients. American Journal of Roentgenology , 199(6), W668-W682. View in Pubmed

Lee, E.Y., Tucker, E.J., Restrepo, R., Daltro, P., Boiselle, P.M. (2013). Advanced large airway CT imaging in children: evolution from axial to four-dimensional assessment. Pediatric Radiology, 43(3), 285-297. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, Ricardo (2013). Multimodality imaging of vascular anomalies. Pediatric Radiology, 43(Suppl 1), S141-S154. View in Pubmed

Cortes, C., Ramos, Y., Restrepo, R., Restrepo, J.A., Grossman, J.A., Lee, E.Y. (2013). Practical magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of peripheral nerves in children. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 51(4), 673-688. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Lee, E.Y., Babyn, P.S. (2013). Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: current practical imaging assessment with emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 51(4), 703-719. View in Pubmed

Alrazzak, M.A., Brathwaite, C.D., Restrepo, R., Khatib, Z.A. (2013). Plasma Cell Granuloma of the Lung in the Differential Diagnosis of Pulmonary Nodules in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The Internet Journal of Oncology, 9(1), . http://ispub.com/IJO/9/1

Restrepo, R., Lee, E.Y. (2012). Updates on imaging of chest wall lesions in pediatric patients. Seminars in Roentgenology, 47(1), 79-89. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Lee, E.Y. (2012). Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and imaging of arthritis in children. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 43(2), 213-225. View in Pubmed

Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R., Dillman, J.R., Ridge, C.A., Hammer, M.R., Boiselle, P.M. (2012). Imaging evaluation of pediatric trachea and bronchi: systematic review and updates. Seminars in Roentgenology, 47(2), 182-196. View in Pubmed

Ranganath, S.H., Lee, E.Y., Restrepo, R., Eisenberg, R.L. (2012). Pattern of the month: mediastinal masses in children. American Journal of Roentgenology, 198(3), W197-W216. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Palani, R., Cervantes, L.F., Duarte, A.M., Amjad, I., Altman, N.R. (2011). Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new. Part 2: endangering hemangiomas and treatment. Pediatric Radiology, 41(7), 905-915. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Palani, R., Cervantes, L.F., Duarte, A.M., Amjad, I., Altman, N.R. (2011). Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new. Part 1: overview and clinical and imaging characteristics. Pediatric Radiology, 41(7), 895-904. View in Pubmed

Light, M.J., Oneto, J.M., Restrepo R. (2011). "Pulmonary Imaging". Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatric Pulmonology.

Restrepo, R., Schettino, C. (2010). "Imaging for knee and shoulder injuries". New York, NY. Springer. Evidence-Based Imaging in Pediatrics: Optimizing Imaging in Pediatric Patient Care.

Palani, R., Matapathi, U.M., Wu, Y.Y. (2010). Imaging of round pneumonia and mimics in children. Pediatric Radiology, 40(12), 1931-1940. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Oneto, J., Lopez, K., Kukreja, K. (2009). Head and neck lymph nodes in children: the spectrum from normal to abnormal. Pediatric Radiology, 39(8), 836-846. View in Pubmed

Restrepo, R., Reed, M. H. (2009). Impact of obesity in the diagnosis of SCFE and knee problems in obese children. Pediatric Radiology, 39(Suppl 2), S220-S225. View in Pubmed

Ambati, S., Chamyan, G., Restrepo, R., Escalon, E., Fort, J., Pefkarou, A., Khatib, Z. A., Dehner, L. P. (2008). Rosai-Dorfman disease following bone marrow transplantation for pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 51(3), 433-435. View in Pubmed

D’Almeida, M., Jose, J., Oneto, J., Restrepo, R. (2008). Bowel wall thickening in children: CT findings. Radiographics, 28(3), 727-746. View in Pubmed

Naqvi, A. H., Alfonso, D. T., Flores, P., Grossman, J. A., Restrepo, R., Alfonso, I. (2008). Resolution of brachial plexus palsy due to hemangioma after intravenous corticosteroid therapy. Journal of Child Neurology, 23(8), 956-958. View in Pubmed


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