Our program is also nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report
as one of the best pediatric gastroenterology programs.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Based Office Practice:
Jesse Reeves-Garcia, MD, FAAPDirector of the Division of Gastroenterology
During the last decade, Dr. Reeves-Garcia has been a vital contributor to the burgeoning practice of pediatric gastroenterology in Miami. He is now serving as the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology. Board Certified with a special interest in children with feeding disorders, Dr. Reeves-Garcia has served as Nutrition Support Consultant for Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, as well as Gastroenterology Lab Coordinator since he began his practice of gastroenterology in 1987. Lectures include topics such as acute gastroenteritis and nutritional support in the critically ill pediatric patient. His various publications center on topics ranging from enteral feeding in the home to children with recurrent abdominal pain.
William I. Muinos, MD, FAAPAssociate Director of the Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. Muiños completed a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Emory University where he focused his research activities on nutritional support for children with congenital heart disease and failure to thrive. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Muinos has lectured extensively in the field of pediatric gastroenterology on topics ranging from gastroesophageal reflux to hepatitis B. He has brought his knowledge and expertise to countries with poor medical facilities, as well as being active in Miami's medical community. Most recently, he authored a study on nutritional patterns of adolescent athletes where he explored drug use, as well as training techniques in this group.
Erick Hernandez, MDDirector of the Liver Diseases Center
Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba. He completed his pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Hernandez has been included in the “Best Doctors in America” database and is highly active in pediatric clinical research. He has published many medical journal articles and made numerous presentations related to his work. Prior to joining Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates, Dr. Hernandez was affiliated with the Liver Intestinal Rehabilitation Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, serving as hepatologist.
Roberto Gomara, MDDirector of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center
Dr. Gomara earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, Caribbean. He completed his residency at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York and his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and has special interests in IBD, peptic and acid-related diseases, and eosinophilic esophagitis.
Ruben Gonzalez-Vallina, MD
Dr. Gonzalez-Vallina brings a specialized training in hepatology and nutrition to our practice. An intensive fellowship at the University of Chicago Department of Pediatrics preceded a Board Certification in Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Gonzalez-Vallina has received many honors including academic awards for outstanding clinical performances, as well as community service awards from the City of Miami. His publications include topics such as pediatric liver transplantation, Menetrier's disease, and acute renal failure in the newborn.
Dr. Muñiz Crim received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her pediatric residency at Tufts Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
She also completed a master’s degree in clinical research at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts University in Boston, and served as an assistant professor in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical School. Dr Muñiz-Crim has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, feeding disorders, and gastrointestinal dysmotility. Dr. Muñiz Crim is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.
Dr. Arboleda obtained his Master's in Public Health from Florida International University followed by medical school at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He completed his pediatric residency training at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. During his fellowship, his research interests included Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in children living in an endemic in Colombia. Additionally, he developed and validated a non-invasive manner to obtain H. pylori from asymptomatic children living endemic areas for epidemiologic studies. He presented his work at the annual North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) meeting and recently submitted his work for publication to the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). His has special interests in H. pylori, IBD, eosinophilic esophagitis and food allergies. Dr. Arboleda is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric gastroenterology.
Dr. Caicedo is a member of the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and served his pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Caicedo completed a pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University, where he focused on research related to obesity, appetite control and bariatric surgery.
He is Board Certified and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Dr. Caicedo’s special interests include: obesity, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional problems.
Dr. Caicedo sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Midtown Outpatient Center and at the Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center in Palm Beach Gardens.