Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Cardiology
3100 SW 62 Ave- Cardiology ACB - 2nd Fl
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-662-8301


Fellowship - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Residency - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Medical School - Javeriana University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Critical Care Med) - Certified

Director, Cardiac Intensive Care

Dr. Bolivar joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in 1998 after completing his training in pediatric intensive care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from Javeriana University and his pediatric training from Lorencita Villegas de Santos Children’s Hospital in Bogota, Colombia. He participated in the research program at the Neonatal Pulmonary Laboratory at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and also served as chief resident in pediatrics at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Bolivar is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and is board-eligible for the American Board of Critical Care. Dr. Bolivar’s unique experience as a pediatric intensivist adds tremendous scope and depth to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

The Heart Institute LogoThe Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children’s, a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for the care of children with congenital heart disease, serves as a beacon to families confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect. The Heart Institute offers the most innovative and least invasive approaches to  the treatment of congenital heart disease, including many first-in-the-world procedures that were pioneered right here by The Heart Institute’s own internationally renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.


Iliopoulos, I., Burke, R., Hannan, R., Bolivar, J., Cooper, D.S., Zafar, F., et al (2016). Preoperative Intubation and Lack of Enteral Nutrition are Associated with Prolonged Stay After Arterial Switch Operation. Pediatric Cardiology, 37(6), 1078-1084. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Lopez, L., Dobrolet, N., Khan, D., Bolivar, J. (2010). Hyperlactatemia in neonates admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit with critical heart disease. Neonatology, 98(), 212-216. View in Pubmed

Rossi, A.F., Fishberger, S., Hannan, R.L., Neives, J.A., Bolivar J., Dobrolet, N., Burke, R.P. (2009). Frequency and indications for tracheostomy and gastrostomy after congenital heart surgery. Pediatric Cardiology, 30(3), 225-231. View in Pubmed

Fishberger, S., Rossi, A., Bolivar, J., Lopez, L., Hannan, R., Burke, R. (2008). Congenital heart surgery without the routine placement of wires for temporary pacing. Cardiology in the Young, 18(1), 96-99. View in Pubmed

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