Forty-three pediatric specialists from the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital medical staff have been designated among “America’s Top Doctors” for 2022 by Castle Connolly, a New York City-based research and information company dedicated to identifying top healthcare resources.

Doctors included in the listing were nominated by their physician peers, after which their credentials are reviewed by the Castle Connolly research team, which vets physician professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership, professional reputation, disciplinary history and outcomes data.

“At Nicklaus Children’s we are honored to benefit from the clinical expertise and leadership of our renowned medical staff,” said Dr. Marcos Mestre, Chief Medical Officer. “We are immensely proud of those who have earned America’s Top Doctors recognition and seek to highlight their achievement within our community.”

Pediatric specialists on the Nicklaus Children’s medical staff who were listed include:

  • Dr. Zenia Aguilera, Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Fuad Alkhoury, Pediatric Surgery
  • Dr. Jack Bandel, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Dr. Mislen Bauer, Clinical Genetics
  • Dr. Reuven Bromberg, Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Dr. Redmond Burke, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Dr. Luis Caicedo Oquendo, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Jose Calderon, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Dr. Adriana Carrillo Iregui, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Dr. Miguel Castellan, Pediatric Urology
  • Dr. Anselmo Cepero-Akselrad, Pediatric Nephrology
  • Dr. Sandeep Dave, Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Dr. Guillermo De Angulo, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Dr. Alejandro Diaz, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Dr. Ana Duarte, Pediatric Dermatology
  • Dr. Mark Epstein, Pediatric Neurology
  • Dr. Thomas Errico, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Maria Franco, Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Dr. Ruben Gonzalez-Vallina, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Rafael Gosalbez, Pediatric Urology
  • Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Dr. Ronald Kanter, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Dr. Andrew Labbie, Pediatric Urology
  • Dr. Pablo Marcelo Laufer, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Oscar Loret de Mola, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Leopoldo Malvezzi, Pediatric Surgery
  • Dr. William Muinos, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Muniz, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Dr. Alisa Muniz Crim, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Sayed Naqvi, Pediatric Neurology
  • Dr. Ana Paredes, Pediatric Nephrology
  • Dr. Jose Perez-Rodriguez, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Dr. Chad Perlyn, Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Rafael Portela, Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Dr. Lourdes Prieto, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Dr. John Ragheb, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Dr. Felix Ramirez-Seijas, Pediatric Nephrology
  • Dr. Otto Ramos, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Jesse Reeves-Garcia, Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Dr. Craig Spurdle, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Roberto Tuchman, Pediatric Neurology
  • Dr. Roberto Warman, Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Mark Young, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

The Castle Connolly Doctor Directory claims to be the largest network of peer-nominated physicians with over 61,000 Top Doctors and more than 2 million users who visit the site each year.

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 390 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12th April 2022 9:52 pm