Meet the International Birthmark Institute Team

Because some birthmarks may grow in sensitive areas such as eyes, throat, nose or genitals; their removal has to be carefully planned so as not to damage any organs and not to cause disfigurement.

The The International Birthmark Institute (TIBI) is composed of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that span many pediatric disciplines. Our team of specialists can carefully asses and remove birthmarks with precision and care.

TIBI Program Directors


Ana Margarita Duarte, MD

Director, Division of Dermatology

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Children's Skin Center

Additional Office: Coral Gables

Clinical Interests: Vascular lesions, birthmarks, port wine stains (PWS)


Ricardo Restrepo, MD

Pediatric Interventional Radiologist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests:

All types of vascular anomalies (birthmarks), such as hemangiomas and vascular malformations.


Chad A Perlyn, MD

President, Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists (NCPS)

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Pediatric plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, vascular anomalies, pigmented lesions of the skin and BWS.


Multidisciplinary Pediatric Physicians


Danyal M Khan, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

Primary Office: Miami

Additional Office: Weston

Clinical Interests: Congenital heart disease, cardiac intensive care


Liset Pelaez, MD

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: MCH Pathologists, PA


Parul B Jayakar, MD

Director, Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Neurogenetics/ Metabolic Program
Director, Miami Genetic Laboratories
NCPS Chief, Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Autism, genetic syndromes, dysmorphism, metabolism errors, chromomal abnormalities, congenital anomalies, neurodegenerative diseases, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics


Roberto Warman, MD

Director, Division of Ophthalmology

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultants

Clinical Interests: pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus


Ziad A Khatib, MD

Vice President of the Medical Staff
Director, Neuro Oncology Program

Primary Office: Miami

Practice Name: Kidz Medical Services, Inc.

Clinical Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, neuro-oncology, pediatric cancer treatment, chemotherapy, glioma


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