Clinical Team

A collaborative approach to patient-centered clinical care

Management of neuromuscular disorders requires multidisciplinary expertise. The pediatric neuromuscular program at UF Health Shands Hospital offers one-stop access to comprehensive care, including leading-edge diagnostic techniques, medical treatments and research.

Frieda P Ansoanuur

Frieda P Ansoanuur M.D., PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: MD-ORTHOPAEDICS / REHAB
Carmen E Leon Astudillo

Carmen E Leon Astudillo M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: MD-PEDS-PULMONARY
Angelina V Bernier

Angelina V Bernier M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department: MD-PEDS-ENDOCRINOLOGY
Kimberly T Brown

Kimberly T Brown

Clin Social Wrkr IP/OP LCSW
Barry J Byrne

Barry J Byrne M.D., Ph.D.

Professor And Associate Chair
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE
Kara Elizabeth  Godwin

Kara Elizabeth Godwin APRN

Pedi-Care Clin Ns Spec
Coy Heldermon

Coy Heldermon M.D., Ph.D.

ASO PROF
Department: MD-HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY
Patty V Helsel, V

Patty V Helsel, V

Mgr Rehab Svcs OP Division
Alyssa R Henry

Alyssa R Henry

Physician Asst
Peter B Kang

Peter B Kang M.D.

Professor And Chief
Department: MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY
Renata Shih

Renata Shih M.D.

CLIN AST PROF
Department: MD-COGNITAL HRT CTR EXCELLENCE
John Sladky

John Sladky M.D.

Clinical Professor
Department: MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY
Raymond C Veras

Raymond C Veras M.D.

Physician
Department: MD-PEDS-PULMONARY
Carla Zingariello

Carla Zingariello D.O.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY

UF Health Collaborators

Our care network also includes specialists in gastroenterology, orthopedics, pediatric general surgery, and other specialties at UF Health Shands Children’s who are experienced in caring for children with neuromuscular disorders. These specialists may not be able to attend our weekly clinic. If your child needs to see one of these specialists outside of clinic, we will send you to someone who has the expertise to meet your child’s needs. Below are the physicians we commonly refer our neuromuscular patients to.

Kristin A Dayton

Kristin A Dayton M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: MD-PEDS-ENDOCRINOLOGY
Laurel C Blakemore

Laurel C Blakemore M.D.

Clinical Professor, Orthopedic Surg
Department: MD-ORTHOPAEDICS / REHAB
Stephanie Ihnow

Stephanie Ihnow M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: MD-ORTHOPAEDICS / REHAB
Joanne M Duffield

Joanne M Duffield

Nurse Practitioner
Christopher D Jolley

Christopher D Jolley M.D.

Professor And Chief Of The Division Of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, And Nutrition
Department: MD-PEDS-GASTROENTEROLOGY
Daniel R Stewart

Daniel R Stewart

Clinical Dietitian
Department: MD-PEDS-GASTROENTEROLOGY
Saleem Islam

Saleem Islam MD, MPH

Professor And Chief, Pediatric Surgery
Department: MD-SURGERY-PEDIATRIC
William Slayton

William Slayton M.D.

Professor
Department: MD-PEDS-HEMATOLOGY
Melissa E Elder

Melissa E Elder M.D., Ph.D.

Professor & Chief
Department: MD-PATHOLOGY
Lawrence R Shoemaker

Lawrence R Shoemaker M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor And Chief
Department: MD-PEDS-NEPHROLOGY
Celine M Cattier

Celine M Cattier MD

Pediatric Palliative Care Medical Director
Department: MD-PALLIATIVE CARE DIVISION
Olivia A Odom

Olivia A Odom

Speech-Language Pathologist
William Bortcosh

William Bortcosh M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: MD-PEDS-CRITICAL CARE DIVISION