Primary Office

Miami Associates in Pediatric Surgery, PA
3200 SW 60th Court #201 - Pediatric Surgery
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 305-662-8320

Additional Office

20295 NE 29 Place, Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone Number: 305-662-8320

Additional Office

13400 SW 120 St, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33186
Phone Number: 305-662-8320


Medical School - Un. Deglistudi DiMilano, Italy
Residency - Morristown Memorial Hospital
Fellowship - Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery (Gen Cert in Surgery) - Certified

Dr. Leopoldo Malvezzi is a pediatric surgeon at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He received his medical degree cum laude at the medical school in Milan, Italy. This included three months of research at Washington University Medical School on pancreatic islet transplantation, the subject of his thesis. Dr. Malvezzi then transferred to New Jersey, where he obtained a research fellowship in vascular surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he also completed his general surgery residency as a Chief Resident. He then came to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, currently Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where he completed his pediatric surgery fellowship.

Dr. Malvezzi returned briefly to Italy and was successful in creating a pediatric surgery section at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.


Loux, T.J., Falk, G.A., Burnweit, C.A., Ramos, C., Knight, C., Malvezzi, L. (2016). Early transition to oral antibiotics for treatment of perforated appendicitis in pediatric patients: Confirmation of the safety and efficacy of a growing national trend. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 51(6), 903-907. View in Pubmed

Pasaron, R., Burnweit, C., Zerpa, J., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Shapiro, T., Ramos-Irizarry, C., Velis, E. (2015). Nitrous oxide procedural sedation in non-fasting pediatric patients undergoing minor surgery: a 12-year experience with 1,058 patients. Pediatric Surgery International, 31(2), 173-180. View in Pubmed

Fitzwater, J.W., Silva, N.N., Knight, C.G., Malvezzi, L., Ramos-Irizarry, C., Burnweit, C.A. (2015). Management of spontaneous pneumomediastinum in children. Journal of pediatric surgery, 50(6), 983-986. View in Pubmed

Loux, T., Falk, G.A., Gaffley, M., Ortega, S., Ramos, C., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C.G., Burnweit, C. (2015). Single-Incision Single-Instrument Adnexal Surgery in Pediatric Patients. Minimally invasive surgery, 2015(), 246950.

Nazarey, P.P., Stylianos, S., Velis, E., Triana, J., Diana-Zerpa, J., Pasaron, R., Stylianos, V., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Burnweit, C. (2014). Treatment of suspected acute perforated appendicitis with antibiotics and interval appendectomy. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(3), 447-450. View in Pubmed

Alkhoury, F., Knight, C., Stylianos, S., Zerpa, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., Aserlind, A., Malvezzi, L., Burnweit, C. (2014). Prospective comparison of nonnarcotic versus narcotic outpatient oral analgesic use after laparoscopic appendectomy and early discharge. Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2014(), .

Tashiro, J., Malvezzi, L., Kasi, A., Burnweit, C.A. (2014). Chronic vomiting and recurrent pneumonia in an adolescent female. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(11), 1683-1685. View in Pubmed

Rodriguez, M.A., Alkhoury, F., Malvezzi, L., Diaz, A. (2013). Conn syndrome and Crohn disease in a pediatric case: an interesting parallel. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 26(1-2), 155-159. View in Pubmed

Alkhoury, F., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Diana, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., Aserlind, A., Stylianos, S., Burnweit, C. (2012). Routine same-day discharge after acute or interval appendectomy in children: a prospective study. Archives of Surgery, 147(5), 443-446. View in Pubmed

Alkhoury, F., Burnweit, C., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Diana, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., Nazarey, P., Aserlind, A., Stylianos, S. (2012). A prospective study of safety and satisfaction with same-day discharge after laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 47(2), 313-316. View in Pubmed

Stylianos, S., Nichols, L., Ventura, N., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Burnweit, C. (2011). The “all in one” appendectomy: quick, scarless, and less costly. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(12), 2336-2341. View in Pubmed

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