Meet the NeuroCardiac and Development Program Team

Pediatric Cardiologists

Yadira L Martinez-Fernandez, MD

Director, Outpatient Cardiology
Co-Director, NeuroCardiac and Development Program

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Outpatient cardiology, congenital heart disease, preventive cardiology, echochardiography

Madalsa Dipak Patel, MD

Cardiac Intensivist

Primary Office: Miami

Clinical Interests: Factors effecting postoperative care of cardiac patients, simulation, medical education

Pediatric Neurologist

Ann E Hyslop Segeren, MD

Director, Neurocritical Care Program
Medical Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Primary Office: Miami

Nurse Practitioners Specialized in Pediatric Cardiology

Guadalupe Tefel, BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator, NeuroCardiac and Development Program
Stefania Sarno, ARNP
Interstage NP
Onimes Capote, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator

Nurse Practitioners Specialized in CICU/Step-Down

Luisa Angel, ARNP
Melissa Vidaechea, ARNP
Carmen Fraga-Soto, ARNP
Lisa Sosa Tuesta, ARNP
Marcelle Reyes, ARNP
Mila Tablante, ARNP

Nurse Practitioners Specialized in Pediatric Neurology

  • Michelle Perez, ARNP, NeuroCardiac NP
  • Tammy Trabosh, ARNP, Neuro ICU NP
  • Monique Stewart, ARNP, Neurology NP

Rehabilitation Therapists

  • Jeanette Perez, Speech Therapist
  • MarvieAnn Garcia-Rodriguez, Occupational Therapist
  • Marisol Sepulveda, Physical Therapist
  • Sandra Yampolsky, Audiologist


  • Melissa Li, PhD, RD, Dietitian

Social Worker

  • Denisse Valor, LCSW, Cardiac Social Worker 

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