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Miami Children's Hospital Physicians Receive Patients' Choice Awards

Sixty physicians who serve on the Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) medical staff have been recognized as Patients’ Choice Award recipients -- an honor achieved by only 5 percent of physicians nationwide. The physicians were nominated by their patients for the quality of care and the excellence in service provided.
Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their doctor experiences, rating various components of the care they receive such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting and courtesy of office staff.
Over the course of 2013, hundreds of thousands of patient reviews were written and shared. Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, 5 percent were accorded Patients Choice Award distinction by their patients in 2013. For more information on the Patients’ Choice Awards, please visit
The MCH medical staff members honored for 2013 include:
Agustin Arrieta, M.D.
Jose Ramon Azaret, M.D.
Mohammad Ali Aziz-Sultan, M.D.
Mislen Bauer, M.D.
Reuven Bromberg, M.D.
Andres Bustillo Lopez, M.D.
Enrique Canton, M.D.
Giovanna Ciocca, M.D.
Rayza Cordero, M.D.
Doured Daghistani, M.D.
Alvaro Dangond, M.D.
Sandeep Dave, M.D.
Guillermo De Angulo, M.D.
Eduardo Diaz, M.D.
Madelyn Dones, M.D.
Margarita Fernandez-Pujol, M.D.
Steven Fletcher, M.D.
Philip Floyd, M.D.
Carlos Fuster, M.D.
Neil Gershman, M.D.
Alexander Gomez-Luengas, M.D.
Victor Gonzalez-Quintero, M.D.
Ruben Gonzalez-Vallina, M.D.
Rafael Gottenger, M.D.
Liliane Grand’Bois, M.D.
Ausberto Hidalgo, M.D.
Parul Jayakar, M.D.
Barbara Kaszovitz, M.D.
Gary Kramer, M.D.
Miguel Jose Lanz, M.D.
Susan Leitner, M.D.
Rafael Llanso, M.D.
Emilio Lopez, M.D.
Johannes Lopez, M.D.
Manuel Lovo, M.D.
Madeleen Mas, M.D.
Rosa Monte Fernandez, M.D.
Cristina Montiel, M.D.
Timothy Murray, M.D.
Toba Niazi, M.D.
Jose Nodar, M.D.
Rigoberto Nunez, M.D.
Robert O’Neill, M.D.
Ana Paredes, M.D.
Hugo Perez, M.D.
Ramiro Perez Jr., M.D.
Jose Perez-Rodriguez, MD.
Chad Perlyn, M.D.
Francisco Pernas, M.D.
Martha Pernas, M.D.
Trevor Resnick, M.D.
Antonio Reyes, M.D.
Roxanna Santana, M.D.
Iris Silverberg, M.D.
Margarita Taboas, M.D.
Hilda Tejero, M.D.
Danette Torres, M.D.
Hector Trujillo, M.D.
Nelson Vega, M.D.
Vijaykumar Zaveri, M.D.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, it is the only hospital in Florida to be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. 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.