Primary Office

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


Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Fellowship - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Fellowship - University of South Florida
Residency - Goryeb Children's Hospital/Atlantic Health
Medical School - St. Georges University

Board Certifications

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

Christopher J. Carafa, MD 
Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist 

Dr. Christopher J. Carafa is a pediatric cardiac intensivist in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. Dr. Carafa completed a residency in pediatrics at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. He then pursued a fellowship in neonatology at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, followed by a fellowship in pediatric intensive care at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He then furthered his training with a third fellowship in pediatric cardiac intensive care at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. His clinical interests include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, cardio-renal interactions and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. 
Dr. Carafa is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Florida Medical Association, Society for Critical Care Medicine, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals 
Dr. Carafa is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the multispecialty medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.  
The 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. It 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. 

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