Pediatric Residency Program Faculty and Program Administrators

Program Administration 

Ford Ronald A

Ronald A. Ford, MD, FAAP – Program Director

Dr. Ford is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and completed his pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He has nearly two decades of experience in medical education and hospital leadership and is currently the medical director for the hospitalist program at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.


Hart Unger Sarah R

Sarah Hart-Unger, MD – Associate Program Director

Dr. Hart-Unger is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. She also completed her pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. She has a strong interest in teaching and mentoring both medical students and residents.


Michelle Smith, MD – Continuity Experience Director

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York. Dr. Smith has a strong interest in mother-baby nutrition and community pediatrics.  She is a practicing pediatrician at Pediatric Associates Hollywood.


Amy Tillou – Program Coordinator

Amy is a native Vermonter and graduated from Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont. Amy has a keen eye for detail and is always looking for ways to make processes more efficient through the use of technology. She also speaks fluent Spanish.


Faculty

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is the professional home to board-certified faculty from more than 30 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties. Their passion for providing patient- and family-centered care and commitment to teaching is unparalleled. Pediatric residents at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital will have a close, mentoring, relationship with exceptional clinical faculty throughout their training.

Adler Jason L

Jason Adler, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Critical Care

Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Education
Medical Degree: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine


Barbara Alexander

Barbara Alexander, DO General Pediatrician

Board Certification: General Pediatrics

Education
Medical Degree: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital


Alkon Jaime

Jaime Alkon, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Education
Medical Degree: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Residency: Pediatrics – State University of New York Health Center, Pediatric Cardiology – LIJ/Schneider Children’s Hospital


Benjamin Latanya T

Latanya Benjamin, MD

Pediatric Dermatologist
Board Certification: Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology

Education
Medical Degree:  MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
Residency: Pediatrics – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dermatology – Jackson Memorial Hospital – University of Miami


Chan Kak Chen

Kak-Chen Chan, MBBS

Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular and Interventional Services
Board Certification: General Pediatrics

Education
Medical Degree: University of Malaya
Residency: Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Killingbeck Hospital, Birmingham Children Hospital


Constantinescu Alexandru R

Alexandru Constantinescu, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Board Certification: Pediatric Nephrology

Education
Medical Degree: Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Residency: Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Westchester County Medical Center


Dubrovsky Tatyana

Tatyana Dubrovsky

Pediatric Neurologist/Developmental Pediatrician
Board Certification: Neurology with specialty qualification in child neurology

Education
Medical Degree: Kurskij Medical Institute
Residency: Pediatrics – Miami Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Neurology – University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital


Goldman Micheyle

Micheyle Goldman, DO

Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Education
Medical Degree: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Michigan State University/Sparrow Health System


Hooke David N

David Hooke, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Education
Medical Degree: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Miami Children’s Hospital


Iglesias Elba A

Elba Iglesias, MD

Medical Director, Adolescent Medicine
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

Education
Medical Degree: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: North Shore University Hospital


Lazar Scott

Scott Lazar, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist
Board Certification: General Pediatrics

Education
Medical Degree: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Pediatrics – New York & Presbyterian Hospital, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – New York & Presbyterian Hospital


Martinez Angelique T

Angelique Martinez, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist
Board Certification: General Pediatrics

Education
Medical Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: University of South Florida


Mc Intyre Lester A

Lester McIntyre, MD

Medical Director, Neonatology
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 

Education 
Medical Degree: University of the West Indies
Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital


Negroni Balasquide Xamayta L

Xamayta Negroni-Balasquide, MD

Pediatric Nephrologist
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology

Education
Medical Degree: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Residency: Hospital Episcopal San Lucas


Pinkney Kerice

Kerice Pinkney, MD

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Education
Medical Degree: University of the West Indies
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami


Soliz Flavio A

Flavio Amed Soliz, MD

Director, Neonatal Resarch, Neonatologist
Board Certification: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Education
Medical Degree: Universidad de Montemorelos
Residency: Columbia Univerity/Morristown Memorial Hospital


Soloway Simon Deanna

Deanna Soloway-Simon, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Board Certification: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Education
Medical Degree: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Residency: Texas Children’s Hospital


Strong Michael D

Michael Strong, MD

General Pediatrician
Board Certification: General Pediatrics

Education
Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital