The Department of Pediatrics is committed to the health of newborn, infants, children, and adolescents directed toward the formation of a general physician with the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to diagnose and manage the most common problems and diseases in pediatric and adolescent population. Supervised clinical experiences in both inpatient and outpatient services will allow the student to acquire and develop skills in identifying clinical problems, selecting the necessary diagnostic tests and procedures, and formulating the most appropriate plan of management for each condition. Issues of preventive medicine, such as immunizations and anticipatory guidance, are essential components of this clerkship. Neonatology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and pediatric subspecialties within a variety of ambulatory, inpatient and community settings are Integrated with our educational activities, these programs provide hands-on learning to equip our graduates with the skills they’ll need. The Department of Pediatrics holds an ethic of social responsibility. Recognizing that physicians widely influence in society, we seek to extend our health care services and expertise into the community. Faculty, staff and students participate in different community service activities that permit conduct service learning through the year.

Pediatric Clerkship Coordinator
Michelle Moringlane, MD

Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences
Miriam Ramos, MD

The pediatric department is located on the 8TH floor of the San Juan Bautista Medical Center.It offers comprehensive pediatric care to the public of the Caguas region.Quality services are provided at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Newborn Nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Unit by highly trained personnel. General pediatrics and Subspecialty services are offered on the floor of the hospital:

  • Pulmonology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Genetics

The Pediatric Clerkship is an 8-week-rotation where students acquire the basic knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat the most common pediatric conditions. Students are exposed to children and their families in the different units of the hospital and at the Early Intervention Clinics offered by the Puerto Rico Health Department-Caguas Region, located within the premises of the Hospital.

Pediatrics Clinical Chair - Assistant Professor
Dr. Verónica Del Río

Pediatrics Clerkship Director - Associate Professor
Michelle Moringlane, MD

Associate Professor
Dr. Luis Suárez, MD

Assistant Professor
Héctor R. Acevedo Denis, M.D.
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Associate Professor
Jorge A. Rosario, M.D.

Assistant Professor - Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences
Mirian Ramos Mercado, M.D.

Associate Professor
Dr. Juan A. Delgado, MD

Associate Professor
Dr. José A. Rivera Velázquez, MD

Associate Professor
Dr. John Danet, MD

Associate Professor
Dr. Samuel Vázquez, MD