Roberto Jorge Ortiz-Aguayo, MD, MMM


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Rockland II Nemours Children's Health, Rockland II 1801 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Dr. Ortiz-Aguayo (he/him/his)'s career has spanned areas including direct clinical care for children with complex physical illness, children with neurological, metabolic and associated disorders, leadership and development of systems-of-care and graduate medical education. Dr. Ortiz-Aguayo is a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Ortiz-Aguayo has served in leadership positions at the local and national levels, including at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and as a content expert for the American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the Food and Drug Administration.

In his free time Dr. Ortiz-Aguayo enjoys spending time with his family, including his dog and two cats, traveling, photography and is an avid cinephile.  

Why I Treat Children

I come from a family of educators and my mom had a specialty in educational systems for children with developmental or medical needs and learning differences.Their work was always moving and from an early age I was also inspired by my own pediatrician and knew I wanted to be one “when I grew up”. Neurosciences became an academic interest in college and medical school, and triple board training affords me the privilege of caring for youth and their families in this interface.  

What I'm Passionate About

I am motivated by the remarkable resilience children and adolescents demonstrate amidst almost all challenges. It is an honor to be a part of facilitating the best care and support they can receive to achieve their goals, be it at the systems-of-care-level, or at the bedside and everywhere in between. 

I'm also passionate about the quality of all the health care that we deliver. To that end, I earned a Master of Medical Management (MMM) degree to learn management techniques to promote high-quality health delivery among our various teams of health care practitioners.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I aim to be present and a source of comfort, support and advocacy for youth and their caregivers.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2007

Medical/Dental School

  • Doctor Of Medicine - University of Puerto Rico - School of Medicine, 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition

  • 2022 Top Doctor Award, Al Día Doctors
  • 2014Clinical Educator of the Year Award: Outstanding Clinical Education of Medical Students, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • 2012Clinical Excellence Awards: Physician of the Year Award, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Shadyside
  • 2010Certificate of Recognition–Praise from Patients, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Management of Psychiatric Symptoms in Context of Physical Illness
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Research Activities

  • Clinical care models
  • Systems of care development and optimization

Medical Interests

  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Consult and Liaison Psychiatry
  • Complex pharmacology in physically ill states
  • Somatic symptom disorders
  • Delirium and other states of altered consciousness
  • Catatonia

  • English
  • Spanish