First Choice Neurology

Nelson Sanchez, MD

Nelson Sanchez, MD

Nelson Sanchez, MDNelson Sanchez, MD, PA is a board-certified Pediatric Neurologist at First Choice Neurology located in Miami, Florida. Dr. Sanchez earned his diploma in Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from Universidad Nacional De Colombia and completed his internship at San Juan de Dios Hospital in Bogotá, Colombia in 1979. He went on to provide community medical services at Santa Barbara Hospital in Tolima, Colombia until 1981. In 1982, Dr. Sanchez moved to the United States to further advance his career. In 1983, he received his Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification. In 1986, he completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Hurley Medical Center. In 1989, he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1990, he completed another fellowship in Neurology/ EEG and Evoked Patients at Indiana University School of Medicine. In 1995, he became a certified Diplomate in the specialty of Clinical Neurophysiology from The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. Since 1997, Dr. Sanchez is certified as a Diplomate in the Specialty of Neurology with a Special Qualification in Child Neurology from The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In 2001, Dr. Sanchez established his own private practice specializing in Pediatric Neurology located in Miami, Florida. Dr. Sanchez is a medical professional dedicated to developing his knowledge as he utilizes the most advanced resources available, as a method of serving his patients with excellence.

 

Specialties
Pediatric Neurology, Neurology, Epilepsy, Seizures, Electromyography, Headaches/Migraines, Tourette Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Tremors, Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified in Neurology with a Special Qualification in Child Neurology
The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology

Medical Interests
Whole genome testing

Education
Universidad Nacional De Colombia
San Juan de Dios Hospital
Santa Barbara Hospital

Residency
Hurley Medical Center, Pediatric Residency

Fellowship
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Fellowship in Neurology/Pediatric Neurology
Indiana University School of Medicine, Fellowship in EEG/Evoked Potentials

Memberships
American Medical Association
American Epilepsy Society
Suncoast Epilepsy Association
Education Committee- Department of Neurology/ University of Cincinnati
Bioethics Committee- Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Accepts New Patients
Yes

Insurance
List of insurance plans accepted

Languages
English, Spanish

Location
8720 North Kendall Drive, Suite 211
Miami, FL 33176
Phone: (305) 273-3007

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Hospital Affiliations
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Baptist Hospital


Research & Clinical Trials:
Principal Investigator:
*Topiramate clinical trial in primary generalized seizures (YTC)
*Topiramate clinical trial in children with partial onset seizures (YP)
*Open-label extension study of Tiagabine HCl in the treatment of patients with partial seizures (Protocol M96-460)
*Safety and efficacy of Tiagabine HCl in the treatment of pediatric patients with partial seizures (Protocol M96-421)
*Gabapentin 945-213. Monotherapy study with newly diagnosed patients with partial epilepsy. Co-investigator with Jose Ferreira, MD.

Sub-investigator:
*Multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel design evaluation for Lamictal for add-on treatment of partial seizures in pediatric patients (Protocol 40)
*An open-label, safety, tolerance, and pharmacokinetic study of intravenous and intramuscular fosphenytoin (Cerebyx®) in children less than 5 years of age. Protocol 982-28
*A double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group comparison of Lamotrigine and Diavalproex sodium monotherapy in patients with generalized seizures. Protocol SCAA 4001
*A pilot, open-label evaluation of safety, tolerability, and efficacy of add-on 534U87 treatment of partial seizures. Protocol SCCA 2001
*An open-label, multi-center continuation study of 534U87 in subjects with epilepsy. Protocol SCCA 3001
*Gabapentin monotherapy trial: A four-month double-blind, dose-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study to determine the efficacy and safety of Gabapentin in newly diagnosed patients with partial epilepsy. Protocol 945-213
*Pregabalin inpatient monotherapy trial: A double-blind, positive controlled, multicenter study in patients with refractory partial epilepsy. Protocol 1008-007
*Pregabalin open-label, follow-up safety trial in patients with refractory partial epilepsy. Protocol 1008-008
*Pregabalin add-on trial: A double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study in patients with partial seizures. Protocol 1008-009
*Pregabalin open-label add-on trial: An open-label, multicenter follow-up study to determine long-term safety and efficacy in patients with partial seizures. Protocol 1008-010

 

Nelson Sanchez, MD is a pediatric neurologist located in Miami, Florida. You can contact his office at (305) 273-3007.


 

 


Hot Shots Golf Team Est. Fall of 2023

Sponsored by: Nelson Sanchez M.D. Pediatric Neurology, Miami/Kendall

In Honor of Ligia Sanchez

Thank you for always believing in me and guiding my medical career, to be the doctor I am today, Mom. Caring for my patients has made me a better person, as I live out my purpose with compassion as a pediatric neurologist. Nelson

Our Goal

The gift of golf can help children focus on the course while helping their development as individuals with a game plan for their future, as potential college scholarships may be available as a long-term goal.

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