Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Hospitalist Services
3100 SW 62 Ave -Main Bldg-3rd Flr - Hospitalist
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-668-5500


Medical School - University of Buenos Aires
Residency - Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hospital Medicine) - Certified

Director, Division of Hospitalist Services
Dr. Etinger is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a pediatric hospitalist within the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. Dr. Etinger earned her medical degree with honors from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital “Dr. Ricardo Gutiérrez” Buenos Aires in Argentina. She then moved to the U.S. with her family, where she completed a pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and also served as chief resident. Her interests include quality improvement, medical education and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Etinger is board certified in general pediatrics. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Etinger is active on several of the hospital’s committees, including the hospital’s Evidence-Based Medicine Committee and Pediatric Resident Selection Committee. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, she has presented at national conferences and participated in numerous quality-improvement projects. 
Dr. Etinger sees patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.


Reyes, M.A., Etinger, V., Hall, M., et al (2019). Impact of the Choosing Wisely Campaign Recommendations for Hospitalized Children on Clinical Practice: Trends from 2008 to 2017. Journal of Hospital Medicine, In Press(), .

Gonzalez, C.E., Allen, C. E., Berkovich, J., Etinger, V. (2017). Are Blood Cultures Overused in Infants and Children with Uncomplicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections?. Pediatrics, 140(), 26.

Reyes, M., Paulus, E., Hronek, C., Etinger, V., Hall, M., Vachani, J., Lusk, J., et al (2017). Choosing Wisely Campaign: Report Card and Achievable Benchmarks of Care for Children's Hospitals. Hospital Pediatrics, 7(11), 633-641. View in Pubmed

Aggarwal, V., Etinger, V., Orjuela, A.F. (2016). Sensorineural hearing loss in Kawasaki disease. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, 9(1), 87-89. View in Pubmed

A physician identified with a Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists logo is an employee of Nicklaus Children's Health System. All other physicians listed on the website are in private medical practices.