Melissa Diamond, MD

Melissa Diamond
Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Office
Address 1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 490
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 1971 SW 172nd Avenue
Suite 500
Miramar, FL 33029-5592

About Me

I am a pediatric cardiologist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Healthcare System. I care for children, adolescents, and teens with congenital heart disease and other heart conditions and concerns.

I studied biomedical engineering in college and was always intrigued by the heart –it’s a fascinating system of pipes and electrical circuits. I continued with medical school to pursue a career in cardiology and focused on pediatric cardiology because it involves a vast array of pathology, from congenital heart defects to arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy.

As a pediatric cardiologist, I love interacting with my young patients and their families and helping them manage their child's congenital heart defects. When a child is involved, it really is a family affair. I like to sit down and talk and draw pictures of the congenital heart defect and explain in detail what the problem is and how we can manage it. I also try to answer all the families’ questions in a way so that everyone understands the condition and care plan.

In addition to working with patients, I am actively involved in national medical organizations and local community groups. I often write and present lectures about topics relating to pediatric cardiology and currently serve on the American Heart Association Go Red For Women Executive Committee and am a board member for the Pediatric Angels Foundation.


  • University Of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2010
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2013, Pediatrics
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Hematology/Oncology, 2016, Pediatric Cardiology
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Cardiology
American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics




  • American Heart Association Women of Impact Nominee, 2021
  • Florida Pediatric Society Warren Quillian Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2010
  • Iron Arrow Honor Society, The highest honor attained at the University of Miami, 2010

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Heart Association


Poster Presentations
  • Diamond MB, Touissant R, Gencorelli F, Sandhu SK. Transcatheter Melody Medtronic Valve® Placement in the Setting of Conduit or Bioprosthetic Valve Dysfunction in Congenital Heart Disease. Miami Valves Conference. October 2015, Miami, FL Third Place Award Winner
  • Diamond MB, Jivani N, Touissant R, Saab A, Sandhu SK. Transcatheter Stent Placement in Coarctation of the Aorta. Miami Valves Conference. October 2015, Miami, FL
  • Diamond MB, Ruiz-Mesa C, Corrales-Medina FF, Tamariz L, Sandhu SK, Ziga ED, Swamianthan S. Incidence and Outcome of Pericardial Effusion in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant: A Single-Institution Experience. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting. April 2016, Chicago, IL
  • Diamond MB, Ruiz-Mesa C, Corrales-Medina FF, Tamariz L, Sandhu SK, Ziga ED, Swamianthan S. Echocardiogram in Pericardial Effusion in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant. Pediatric Academic Society. May 2016, Baltimore, MD


Oral Presentations

  • Melissa Diamond, A. Bonner, D. Pedroso, T. Milne, L. Latta. Biomechanical Analysis of UCBL/Articulated AFO in a Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. Miami, FL. 2009

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