Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Partners with Visiting Specialist Program

Dr. Fernandez

The Medical Center is collaborating with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to provide pediatric care for children up to 18 years of age. Two pediatric physicians have been selected to offer services to the Medical Center’s Visiting Specialist program.

Rosa Fernandez, M.D., F.A.A.P.; and Iris Silverberg, M.D., F.A.A.P.; are board-certified Pediatric Physicians with many years of experience.

Dr. Fernandez graduated from Puerto Rico’s Ponce School of Medicine in 1988 and completed her internship and residency at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in Ohio in 1991. She joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in 2012. She is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Dr. Silverberg

Dr. Silverberg graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2001 and completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in 2013.

Originally founded as Variety Children’s Hospital in 1950, the hospital was renamed in honor of golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, on its 65th anniversary. The hospital’s eight outpatient centers also bear the Nicklaus name.

The Pediatric specialty program will also offer telehealth visits for their patients should the need arise. Drs. Fernandez and Silverberg will begin offering their services to the Medical Center in late September. Specific dates will be announced.