News : 2016 : January

From left, on sofa, Wilma and Wildine Amoithe, standing, Shelly Baer, Maria and Michael Perez, and Leda Falero.

A Patient’s Big Smile Attracts Big-Hearted Donors

Wildine Amoithe, a regular patient at the Mailman Center for Child Development, has a genetic condition known as achondroplasia that has kept her from growing more than 30 inches tall. Despite her small stature, however, the 12-year-old sixth-grader has an outsized smile that touched the hearts of some generous Miami-Dade residents who read about her during the recent holiday season in the Miami Herald Wish Book feature.

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Lewis First, M.D., M.S.

Inaugural Dr. Lee Worley Memorial Lecture, February 4

Register now for the inaugural Dr. Lee Worley Memorial Lecture, to be held Thursday, February 4, at the Mailman Center Auditorium. There will be a reception at 5 p.m.; the lecture will begin at 6 p.m. The lecture, named for the longtime Department of Pediatrics faculty member who passed away in 2015, will be given by Lewis First, M.D., M.S., Chairman and Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont.

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Satinder Sandhu, M.D., left, with Sethuraman Swaminathan, M.D.

Two Miller School Pediatricians Awarded New Board Certification in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Satinder Sandhu, M.D., professor of pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and Sethuraman Swaminathan, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics, are among the first U.S. physicians to receive ACHD board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which recognizes the qualifications of physicians’ care of a wide range of adult patients with congenital heart disease.

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