Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Medical Education Dept
3100 SW 62 Avenue - Medical Education
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-669-5873


Residency - University of South Florida
Medical School - American University of Beirut

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified

Director of Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

Dr. Rani Gereige joined Nicklaus Children's Hospital in February 2010 as the Director of Medical Education. He currently holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Professor, Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University College of Medicine. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Dr. Gereige served as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the Course Director for the Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Course at the USF College of Medicine for the second year medical students.

Dr. Gereige received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He subsequently completed a Pediatric residency at University of South Florida (USF)/ All Children’s Hospital followed by one year as Chief Resident. He then completed a Masters Degree in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at USF. In February 2010, he graduated from the USF Leadership Institute.

At the State level, Dr. Gereige is the current chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Taskforce in the Florida Pediatric Society/ Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He served on the executive board of the AAP Florida Chapter as the Regional representative for Region VIII and the State champion for the Oral Health initiative. Dr. Gereige is a member of the Florida School Health Education Consortium.

At the national level, Dr. Gereige completed a six year term as member of the national AAP executive committee of the Council on School Health where he served as the newsletter and website co-editor. Currently he is a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Oral Health Initiative and the Executive Committee of the Section on Oral Health where he is the 2012 NCE Program Chair. In addition to being a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), he is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Reviews and served as a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. In addition he serves as a Faculty Advisor for the APA Educational Scholars Program. Dr. Gereige served on the NBME USMLE Step 2 test writing committee for the Pediatric test questions for 4 years (2007-2011) and has been serving on the USMLE Step 2 Interdisciplinary Review Committee (IRC) since 2012. He is currently a member of the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) Planning Group. In January 2015, Dr. Gereige was appointed to serve as a member of the Pediatric Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

While at USF, he was the Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director for USF Medical Students before assuming the position of the Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program for six years followed by the position of the Program Director of the USF General Academic Pediatric Fellowship and the Interim Academic Division Chief for the General Academic Pediatric Division at USF. He also served on the Board of Directors of the USF Physicians Group representing the Department of Pediatrics. He is the recipient of several teaching awards from residents and medical students including the 2002 Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award and was nominated for the 2003 AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award. He was listed in the 2009 List of Best Doctors in America.  In addition, at USF, Dr. Gereige directed the School Health and Sports Medicine residents and medical students’ rotations and the EBM resident’s curriculum. He designed the curriculum for training residents in school health including an Adopt-A-School program. Dr. Gereige also served as Assistant Medical Director for the Children’s Medical Services in the State of Florida for Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

Dr. Gereige has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition to Medical Education, his interests include School Health, primary care Sports Medicine, Public Health, Evidence-Based Medicine, Oral Health, and Children with Special Health Care Needs and Sports.


Gereige, R. (2019). AAP and America: Inclusive, Embracing, and Nurturing Community . Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics in Review, 40(Suppl 1), 38. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S., Dabrow, S. (2016). School Health and Medical Education. Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics. School Health Policy and Practice.

Gereige, R.S., Zennia, E.A. (2016). School Health Policy and Practice. Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics. .

Kulkarni, S., Perez, C., Pichardo, C., Castillo, L., Gagnon, M., Beck-Sague, C., Gereige, R., Hernandez, E. (2015). Use of Pediatric Health Information System database to study the trends in the incidence, management, etiology, and outcomes due to pediatric acute liver failure in the United States from 2008 to 2013. Pediatric Transplantation, 19(8), 888-895. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S., Dhepyasuwan, N., Garcia, K.L., Vasan, R., Serwint, J.R., Bernstein, H.H. (2015). Pediatric Residents' Knowledge and Comfort With Oral Health Bright Futures Concepts: A CORNET Study. Academic Pediatrics, 15(5), 551-556. View in Pubmed

Keels, M.A., Gereige, R.S., Section on Oral Health, AAP (2014). Clinical report: Management of Dental Trauma in a Primary Care Setting. Pediatrics, 133(2), e466-e476. View in Pubmed

Cunill-De Sautu, B., Gereige, R.S. (2014). Knee Conditions. Pediatrics in Review, 35(9), 359-370. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S. and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Oral Health (2014). Policy Statement: Maintaining and Improving the Oral health of Young Children. Pediatrics, 134(6), 1224-1229. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S. (2013). Clinical report: Oral Health Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities. Pediatrics, 131(3), 614-619. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S., Laufer P.M. (2013). Pneumonia. Pediatrics in Review, 34(10), 438-456. View in Pubmed

Ananthanarayanan, S., Gereige, R., Al-Owain, M., Nguyen, L., Kansagra, S., Shaw, A., McLean, H. (2012). Index of suspicion. Case 1: Lymphadenopathy, prolonged hematuria, proteinuria, and weight loss in a teenage boy. Case 2: Red, swollen painful eye in a 12-year-old boy with methylmalonic acidemia. Case 3: Ptosis and diplopia after a respiratory infection . Pediatrics in Review, 33(2), 89-95. View in Pubmed

Dandoy C., Gereige R.S. (2012). Performance-Enhancing Drugs. Pediatrics in Review, 33(6), 265-272. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R. S. (2012). School-based health centers and pediatric practice. Pediatrics, 129(2), 387-393. View in Pubmed

Dabrow, S.M., Harris, E.J., Maldonado, L.A., Gereige, R.S. (2011). Two perspectives on the educational and administrative roles of the pediatric chief resident. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 3(1), 17-20. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R., Cunill-De Sautu, B. (2011). Throat infections. Pediatrics in Review, 32(11), 459-469. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S., American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health and Committee on Bioethics Policy Statement (2010). Honoring do-not-attempt resuscitation requests in schools . Pediatrics, 125(), 1073-1077. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R., Kumar, M. (2010). Bone lesions: bening and malignant. Pediatrics in Review, 31(9), 355-363. View in Pubmed

Menchise, A.N., Knox, B., Gereige, R. (2009). Index of suspicion: chronic pseudotumor cerebri associated with lyme disease. Pediatrics in Review, 30(9), 357-363. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S. (2009). Policy Statement—Guidance for the Administration of Medication in School. Pediatrics, 124(4), 1244-1251. View in Pubmed

Valdes, M.A., Marinkovic, M., Benjamin, H., Gereige, R.S. (2008). The scope of oral health practice and needs of child health care medical providers in Florida. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 56(1), 382-383.

Gereige, R. S., High, P.C. (2008). School readiness. Pediatrics, 121(4), e1008-e1015. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S. (2008). Role of the school nurse in providing school health services. Pediatrics, 121(5), 1052-1056. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S. (2008). Medical emergencies occurring at school. Pediatrics, 122(4), 887-894. View in Pubmed

Gereige, R.S. (2008). Disaster planning for schools. Pediatrics, 122(4), 895-901. View in Pubmed

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