Global Health

Support for international patients and families

A global destination for parents seeking answers and groundbreaking treatments for their child

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If your child has unexplained symptoms that require complex, specialist surgery, or has a rare genetic condition requiring the latest, innovative procedures not yet available to you locally, then Nicklaus Children’s Hospital could provide the answers and hope you’re looking for.

The 309-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation.

Our multilingual concierge staff offers expert care coordination that begins with the first contact and continues throughout your child’s stay, follow-up care and the transition back home, including coordination and follow-up with your local physician team.

  • Access to physicians in virtually every pediatric specialty in one location
  • Around-the-clock access to a Global Health physician specialist who will help coordinate your child’s plan of care
  • Transfer and review of medical records
  • Critical care transport from LifeFlight® or other air ambulances
  • Assistance for families in coordinating visa and immigration requirements, as well as travel and accommodation
  • Health insurance verification and cost-of-care estimates
  • Multilingual staff and interpreter services
  • Specialist consults and follow-up care provided in your home country through our Telehealth Center

Medical Treatments and Services

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Asthma Center
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Bone Marrow Transplants
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Dialysis Center
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Enuresis Center
  • Epilepsy Center (offering medical/surgical care)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetic and Metabolic Disorders
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infusion Services
  • International Vaccine Services
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nutrition
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Care Center
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Hospitalists
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Preventive Medicine/Health Promotion
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Disorder Center
  • Spine/Scoliosis Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Telemedicine/Virtual Consulting
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology

Medical Education

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is an international leader in medical education at all levels with a strong commitment to lifelong learning, personal and professional development, and professional and scholarly work. Our Medical Education Department offers a wide array of resources for international physicians, other healthcare providers, and medical researchers.

Our multifaceted CME (Continuing Medical Education) program includes the annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC): “Perspectives in Pediatrics”, which has attracted a distinguished international audience for almost 50 years. Nicklaus Children's is also committed to serving as a teaching hospital with highly regarded pediatric fellowship and residency training programs.

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Medical Research

The Nicklaus Children's Research Institute is home to over 150 Investigators across nearly 30 subspecialties, and supports a wide range of clinical research studies and partnerships both locally and internationally. Our investigators are experienced in multi-site clinical investigations sponsored primarily by the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Many investigators head research teams as principal investigators and lead sponsor-investigator studies and joint projects with academia.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital investigators are knowledgeable and experienced in Phase I-IV clinical investigations in support of New Drug Applications (NDAs) and under Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs). Their work also includes deployment of Humanitarian Use Devices (HUDs) and studies in support of orphan drug development.

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Partnering with International Physicians

Nicklaus Children's Hospital works closely with international physicians to provide coordinated care to their patients. Our team stays in close contact with referring physicians before, during and after a hospital stay. Please provide detailed clinical information and complete the online International Patient Registration Form so we may expedite your request.

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Andrea Maggioni, MD, MBA

Director of Global Health

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Saima Aftab, MD, FAAP

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

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We have received patients from over 100 countries around the globe

1,174

International patients served in 2018

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Onsite agents speak English, Spanish, Arabic, Italian and have acces to 24/7 translation services

Success Stories

Naialee Perez had just given birth to her first child, a baby boy named Liam, when a category five hurricane was making its way towards her hometown in the island of Puerto Rico. Liam was on a ventilator and undergoing treatment for a congenital heart defect in Hospital del Niño in San Juan while those on the island prepared for what would become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in its history.
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