Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I enjoy caring for children and helping families understand how prevention and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent disease and promote healing. I am also interested in clinical research that sheds new light on keeping kids healthy. My wife and I have three children, so I appreciate the family’s essential role in decisions that affect their child.

Why I Treat Children

As a pediatric endocrinologist, I have a unique opportunity to create a healthier future for my patients and at the same time, impact the health of future generations in their family. Human genome studies are advancing knowledge of how genes change and how genetic changes affect health. My goal is to provide compassionate care based on the latest evidence in an environment where patients and families are involved in decision-making.

What I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about staying up-to-date in my field. When care and research come together, we can make real progress. I welcome challenging cases and work hard to achieve excellent results for my patients. I can usually treat any condition I diagnose. If I don’t have the answer, I work hard to find it, collaborating with colleagues at Nemours and around the country to find the best course of treatment.

How I Try to Make A Difference

It starts with making the right diagnosis. This means that I must be aware of uncommon symptoms of common diseases, as well common presentations of rare diseases. It is very gratifying to find out what is wrong so I can get a patient started on the best treatment path for them and their family.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Endocrinology - UF College of Medicine Jacksonville Program, 2011

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Shands Jacksonville/WCH, 2007

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Ben-Gurion University of Negev, 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Endocrinology
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • HEALTHSMART PPO HEALTH PLANS JAX
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Adrenal Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Puberty Disorders
  • Short Stature
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

Medical Interests

  • Endocrinology

  • Improved Glycemic Control either alone, or combined with Antioxidant Supplementation, fails to Restore Blood Glutathione or Markers of Oxidative stress in Adolescents with Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM); Nutrition Research; (2023).

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  • Cambridge hybrid closed-loop algorithm in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a multicentre 6-month randomised controlled trial.; The Lancet. Digital health; (2022).

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  • Phase 3 Trial of a Small-volume Subcutaneous 6-Month Duration Leuprolide Acetate Treatment for Central Precocious Puberty.; The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism; (2020).

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  • Rickets and vitamin D deficiency in Alaska native children.; Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism; (2015).

  • Somatic and germline CACNA1D calcium channel mutations in aldosterone-producing adenomas and primary aldosteronism; Unknown Source; (2013).

  • Utility of Urine Calcium and Phosphate as Screening Tools for Vitamin D Deficiency in Children; Pediatrics and Therapeutics; (2012).

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  • Lipoprotein subfractions by ion mobility in lean and obese children; Unknown Source; (2012).

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