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Orlando Magazine Recognizes Twenty-six Top Doctors from Nemours Children’s Health, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2023) – Nemours Children’s Health, Florida proudly shares that 26 physicians have been named to the esteemed 2023 Orlando Magazine Top Doctors list. The December issue, available on newsstands now, also highlights a “Memorable Moment” from Nemours’ Chair of Orthopedics John F. Lovejoy, MD. The physicians included in the list are at the top of their respective fields and Nemours Children's is well represented across a variety of clinical areas.

The annual list is compiled through peer nominations and rigorously screened by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, and is the “Premier Doctors List” conducted exclusively for Orlando Magazine by an independent research company.

The full list of names is below-- please join us in congratulating these "Top Docs" for all they do for children in the Central Florida.

Adolescent Medicine

Lonna Gordon, MD


Lisgelia Santana-Rojas, MD

Judit Szolnoki, MD

Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Karen Bender, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

Gul Dadlani, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic

Jennifer Nelson, MD

Peter Wearden, MD

Developmental Medicine

Lisa Spector, MD

Emergency Service

Shiva Kalidindi, MD

Amit Patel, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Mauri Carakushansky, MD

Shilpa  Gurnurkar, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

James Franciosi, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Dorothea Douglas Lindsay, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Kenneth Alexander, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Carlos Araya, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Jamie Ikeda, MD

Pediatric Orthopedics/ Orthopedic Surgery:

John F. Lovejoy, MD

Jason Malone, DO

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Sergio  Cervantes, MD

Cedric Pritchett, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Floyd Livingston, MD

Aledie Navas-Nazario, MD

Pediatric Urology

Pamela Ellsworth, MD

Interventional Radiology

Craig Johnson, DO

For further information: Jennifer Reardon,