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Best Children’s Doctors 2017

Spotlighting Greater Orlando’s top pediatricians

Whether you just welcomed a newborn or are raising a teenager, finding a doctor for your child is no small task. Often these medical professionals become extensions of your family, looking after the well-being of your children for many years as they make their way through adolescence. For our first-annual Best Children’s Doctors feature, we asked our readers to nominate pediatricians who have made a difference in their lives, and we got the same from Best Doctors Inc., resulting in more than 120 doctors you can trust your kids with.

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Eugene Franklin Schwartz
Altamonte Springs
(407) 862-5824

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Dr. Judith Seline Simms-Cendan
Orlando
(321) 841-5530

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dr. Don Felix
Orlando
(321) 843-3294

Dr. Eugene B. Freid
Maitland
(407) 667-0444

Dr. Eric Kunichika
Maitland
(407) 667-0444

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Dr. William M. DeCampli
Orlando
(407) 649-6907

Dr. Peter Wearden
Orlando
(407) 650-7715

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Janusz B. Burzynski
Maitland
(407) 647-4890

Dr. Susan desJardins
Orlando
(407) 649-6907

Dr. Craig E. Fleishman
Orlando
(407) 649-6907

Dr. Jorge A. Garcia
Orlando
(407) 303-2001

Dr. Rodrigo Nehgme
Orlando
(407) 649-6907

Dr. David G. Nykanen
Orlando
(407) 649-6907

Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesia

Dr. Don Felix
Orlando
(321) 843-3294

Dr. Eugene B. Freid
Maitland
(407) 667-0444

Dr. Eric Kunichika
Maitland
(407) 667-0444

Dr. Fred M. Mansfield
Maitland
(407) 667-0505

Dr. Hamish M. Munro
Orlando
(321) 841-1671

Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Vivek S. Desai
Orlando
(407) 894-8768

Dr. Mary Majella Farrell
Orlando
(407) 841-5104

Dr. Eugene B. Freid
Maitland
(407) 667-0444

Dr. Aaron Godshall
Orlando
(407) 975-0410

Dr. Ann Marie LeVine
Orlando
(407) 398-6702

Dr. Lawrence David Spack
Orlando
(407) 841-5104

Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. Richard A. Banks
Orlando
(321) 841-3303

Dr. Mauri Carakushansky
Orlando
(407) 650-7210

Dr. Paul Michael Desrosiers
Orlando
(321) 841-3303

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Sangeeta A. Bhargava
Orlando
(407) 898-1210

Dr. Jeffrey Arthur Bornstein
Orlando
(321) 841-3338

Dr. Jolanda Denham
Orlando
(407) 650-7617

Dr. Nora A. Erhart
Orlando
(407) 351-0804

Dr. Karoly Horvath
Orlando
(321) 841-3338

Dr. Sanjay N. Khubchandani
Orlando
(407) 438-3557

Dr. Devendra I. Mehta
Orlando
(321) 841-3338

Dr. Shaista S. Safder
Orlando
(321) 841-3338

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Dorothea N. Douglas
Orlando
(407) 650-7715

Dr. Vincent F. Giusti
Orlando
(321) 841-8588

Dr. Fouad M. Hajjar
Orlando
(407) 303-2080

Dr. Clifford A. Selsky
Winter Springs
(407) 335-4760

Dr. Amy A. Smith
Orlando
(321) 841-8588

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Dr. Kenneth A. Alexander
Orlando
(407) 567-4000

Pediatric Interventional Radiology

Dr. Craig M. Johnson
Orlando
(407) 567-3870

Pediatric Nephrology

Dr. Carlos E. Araya
Orlando
(407) 650-7240

Dr. Jorge Antonio Ramirez
Orlando
(321) 841-7970

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Dr. Chris Gegg
Orlando
(407) 917-6411

Dr. Eric R. Trumble
Orlando
(407) 236-0006

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert W. Hered
Orlando
(407) 398-7730

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Jonathan H. Phillips
Orlando
(321) 841-3040

Dr. Raymund Woo
Orlando
(407) 303-5687

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr. Cheryl S. Cotter
Orlando
(407) 253-1000

Dr. Joshua Gottschall
Orlando
(407) 253-1000

Dr. Eric Jaryszak
Orlando
(407) 253-1000

Dr. James R. Kosko Jr.
Orlando
(407) 253-1000

Dr. Julie L. Wei
Orlando
(407) 650-7715

Pediatric Pulmonology

Dr. Akinyemi O. Ajayi
Winter Park
(407) 898-2767

Dr. Floyd R. Livingston
Orlando
(407) 650-7270

Dr. Carlos E. Sabogal
Orlando
(321) 841-6350

Dr. Mark Weatherly
Orlando
(321) 841-6350

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Dr. Akinyemi O. Ajayi
Winter Park
(407) 898-2767

Dr. Floyd R. Livingston
Orlando
(407) 650-7270

Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Dr. Penelope A. Tokarski
Orlando
(321) 843-3220

Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Dr. Gregor Alexander
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Dr. David A. Auerbach
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Dr. Shannon Brown
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Dr. Douglas E. Hardy
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Dr. Brian Lipman
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Dr. Eduardo J. Lugo
Orlando
(407) 303-2528

Dr. Michael McMahan
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Dr. Angelina Pera
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Dr. Jose A. Perez
Orlando
(407) 841-5218

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Epilepsy

Dr. Ronald Gerard Davis
Orlando
(407) 293-1122

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, General

Dr. Richard S. Finkel
Orlando
(407) 650-7250

Dr. Jasna Kojic
Orlando
(407) 649-1848

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Neuromuscular Disease

Dr. Richard S. Finkel
Orlando
(407) 650-7250

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Neuro-Oncology

Dr. Nicholas G. Avgeropoulos
Orlando
(321) 841-1869

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. David Miller
Orlando
(407) 540-1000

Dr. Ross Allan Morgan
Orlando
(407) 540-1000

Dr. Donald Plumley

Orlando
(407) 540-1000

Dr. W. Raleigh Thompson
Orlando
(407) 303-7280

Pediatric Urology

Dr. Michael A. Keating
Orlando
(407) 303-5781

Dr. Mark Alan Rich
Orlando
(321) 843-9017

Dr. Hubert S. Swana
Orlando
(321) 843-9017

Pediatrics/General

Dr. Brooke C. Britton
Orlando
(407) 841-7290

Dr. Alix G. Casler
Orlando
(407) 261-2934

Dr. Gregory J. Coffman
Orlando
(407) 841-7290

Dr. David F. Cowan
Orlando
(407) 855-2526

Dr. Mark B. DiDea
Orlando
(407) 841-7290

Dr. Robert Erhart
Ocoee
(407) 381-7360

Dr. Barbara J. Gans
Orlando
(407) 841-7290

Dr. Mark Gilchrist
Ocoee
(407) 290-2394

Dr. Gregory D. Gordon
Orlando
(407) 841-7290

Dr. Stuart H. Janousky
Orlando
(407) 893-7377

Dr. Lucyna Lagod
Orlando
(407) 841-7290

Dr. Miles Mayer Landis
Lake Mary
(407) 323-3550

Dr. Deborah M. Marcus
Orlando
(407) 381-7326

Dr. Sandra D. Morales
Orlando
(407) 380-5888

Dr. Robert L. Quigley
Winter Park
(407) 646-7070

Dr. Sunita Raj
Orlando
(407) 261-2930

Dr. Sabiha S. Siddiqui
Winter Park
(407) 646-7070

Dr. Margaret Gail Silver
Clermont
(407) 905-6014

Dr. Neal T. Silverstein
Altamonte Springs
(407) 339-3030

Dr. Samuel Norman Smith
Maitland
(407) 767-2477

Dr. Jennifer Thielhelm
Maitland
(407) 660-7000

Dr. Jill P. Watson
Clermont
(407) 905-6014

Dr. Lloyd Neil Werk
Orlando
(407) 650-7219

Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine

Dr. Ira Pinnelas
Orlando
(407) 839-2048

Dr. Matthew A. Seibel
Orlando
(407) 839-2048

Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion The Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 database, which includes more than 40,000 U.S. doctors in over 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties. The Best Doctors in America® database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by e-mail at research@bestdoctors.com. Please note that lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors Web site.

Best Doctors, Inc., has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person or other party for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

Copyright © 2015-2016, Best Doctors, Inc. Used under license, all rights reserved. This list, or any parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Best Doctors, Inc. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without the permission of Best Doctors, Inc. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.

BEST DOCTORS, THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA, and the Star-in-Cross Logo are trademarks of Best Doctors, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries, and are used under license.

Best Doctors, Inc. is transforming and improving health care by bringing together the best medical minds in the world to help identify the right diagnosis and treatment. The company’s innovative, peer-to-peer consultation service offers a new way for physicians to collaborate with other physicians to ensure patients receive the best care.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, the global company seamlessly integrates its services with employers’ other health-related benefits, to serve more than 30 million members in every major region of the world.

More than a traditional second opinion, Best Doctors delivers a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s medical condition – providing value to both patients and treating physicians. By utilizing Best Doctors, members have access to the brightest minds in medicine to ensure the right diagnosis and treatment plan.

Readers’ Choice

Dr. Janelle H. Barfield
Orlando
(407) 770-1414

Dr. Hernando A. Cardona
Orlando
(407) 704-6912

Dr. Ginny L. Guyton
Orlando
(407) 297-0080

Dr. Stacy McConkey
Winter Garden
(407) 656-0042

Dr. Larissa Negron
Orlando
(407) 297-0080

Dr. Kevin O’Brien
Ocoee
(407) 290-9355

Dr. Marla A. Robbins
Orlando
(407) 345-9929

Dr. Richard Rodriguez
Maitland
(407) 215-0400

Dr. Susan Ryan
Orlando
(407) 841-7290

Dr. Melanie S. Schlauder
Celebration
(888) 458-0589

Dr. Tamara A. Topoleski
Orlando
(407) 254-2500

Dr. Shahid Usmani
Ocoee
(407) 395-2037

Dr. Heather Elizondo Vega
Winter Garden
(407) 656-0042

Dr. Barry S. Yarckin
Ocoee
(407) 290-9355

This article originally appeared in Orlando Family Magazine’s February 2017 issue.

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