Primary Office

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


Medical School - Harvard Medical School
Residency - Parkland Memorial Hospital
Fellowship - Hospital for Sick Children
Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital

Board Certifications

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

Dr. Burnweit serves as Chief of the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Training Director for the newly-accredited Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She heads the Surgical Oncology Program. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Dr. Burnweit received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School where she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Burnweit interned at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, completed her residency training at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and trained in pediatric surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general and pediatric surgery. She has been in practice in Miami since 1990.

Dr. Burnweit is a member of multiple professional organizations, has published numerous articles and has lectured around the world on pediatric surgery and pediatric oncology. She serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the Children’s Oncology Group. She has special interests in childhood cancer, pectus carinatum, pectus excavatum, gynecologic reconstruction, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, and neonatal surgery. She also serves as a physician-leader on the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Medical Executive Committee.

  • Associate Professor, FIU School of Medicine
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics


Aserlind, A.B., Burnweit, C.A. (2020). Spontaneous sternal fracture during labor in a healthy primigravida with female athlete triad: A case report . Case reports in women's health, 27(), e00213. View in Pubmed

Tashiro, J., Burnweit, C.A. (2019). Swimming Pool Electrical Injuries: Steps Toward Prevention. Pediatric emergency care, 35(4), 261-264. View in Pubmed

Dietz, A.C., Seidel, K., Leisenring, W.M., ..., Burnweit, C.A., et al (2019). Solid organ transplantation after treatment for childhood cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. The Lancet. Oncology, [Epub ahead of print](), . View in Pubmed

Glithero, K.J., John J Tackett, J.J., DeMason, K., Burnweit, C. (2019). Successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation following minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair: A case report. International journal of surgery case reports, 65(), 255-258. View in Pubmed

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

Model, L., Burnweit, C. (2016). Case Report: Sapovirus Gastroenteritis in Young Children Presenting as Distal Small Bowel Obstruction: A Report of 2 Cases and Literature Review. Case Reports in Surgery, 2016(), .

Chegondi, M., Loux, T., Totapally, B., Burnweit, C. (2015). Unusual etiology for upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a previously healthy child. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 3(5), 182-184.

Pasaron, R., Burnweit, C., Zerpa, J., et al. (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. View in Pubmed

Nazarey, P.P., Stylianos, S., Velis, E., Triana, J., Diana-Zerpa, J., ..., 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 J1, Malvezzi L2, Kasi A3, Burnweit CA (2014). Chronic vomiting and recurrent pneumonia in an adolescent female. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(11), 1683-1685. View in Pubmed

Davis, J.S., Alkhoury, F., Burnweit, C. (2014). Surgical and anesthetic considerations in histrelin capsule implantation for the treatment of precocious puberty. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(5), 807-810. View in Pubmed

Tashiro, J., Perlyn, C.A., Melnick, S.J., Gulec, S.A., Burnweit, C.A. (2014). Non-pigmented melanoma with nodal metastases masquerading as pyogenic granuloma in a 1-year old. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(4), 653-655. View in Pubmed

Tashiro, J., Burnweit, C. (2014). Rectal prolapse unreduced for 4 months in a premature neonate. . Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Report, 2(1), 28-29.

Satahoo, S.S., Brathwaite, C., Davis, J.S., Burnweit, C. (2013). Obstructing apple core lesion of the rectum: a case report of inflammatory pseudotumor masquerading as colorectal carcinoma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 48(3), 677-680. 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

Burnweit, C., Stylianos, S. (2011). Disaster response in a pediatric field hospital: lessons learned in Haiti. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 46(6), 1131-1139. 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

Adibe, O.O., Hansen, E.N., Seifarth, F.G., Burnweit, C.A., Muensterer, O.J. (2009). Laparoscopic-assisted repair of femoral hernias in children. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 19(5), 691-694. View in Pubmed

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