About the Doctors

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Dr. Levi Novero, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Levi Novero, Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Levi Novero completed a Doctorate of Medicine from Fatima College of Medicine in his home country in Manila, Philippines. Afterwards he worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in Bethesda, Maryland doing research in pulmonary hypertension. He completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey where he received teaching and clinical honors. He then worked as a hospitalist in internal medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine before moving down to Miami for fellowship. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine where he specialized in the care of children with heart conditions as well as adults with congenital heart disease and fetal cardiology.

Dr. Novero joined Kidz Medical Services in July 2011 and has been serving Naples as one of two of the area’s first Pediatric Cardiologists. He is currently board certified in Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Internal Medicine. His special interests include cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), adults with congenital heart disease and fetal echocardiography.


Dr. Tankut Onal, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Tankut Onal, Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Tankut Onal is one of two of the first Pediatric Cardiologists arriving in Naples in July of 2011. He served as assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for four years. He started a cardiac telemedicine program as well as an outreach program in pediatric cardiology and established clinics in four different underserved areas. Dr. Onal trained cardiology personnel in pediatric cardiac imaging and ECGs to be able to better serve the populations in these areas.

Dr. Onal completed his fellowship at the University of Florida. He specializes in non-invasive pediatric cardiology imaging and special interests include pulmonary hypertension and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Onal completed his residency at Louisiana State University in 2003 and was honored to serve as Chief Resident in 2004.

Dr. Onal is a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of The American Heart Association and is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics. He is currently on staff with Kidz Medical Services.


Dr. Amit Patange, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Amit Patange, Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Amit Patange received medical training at Seth G S Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, in his hometown of Bombay, India. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas, Houston. He then went on to complete his pediatric residence and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Dr Patange joined Kidz Medical Services in 2013 and currently practices in West Palm Beach. He is actively involved in the congenital cardiovascular program at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital where he also serves as the medical director of the fetal cardiology program within the fetal diagnostic center.

Dr Patange is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and General Pediatrics. He has authored and published several papers in scientific journals. He is committed to medical education and mentors medical students from the University of Vermont and Florida Atlantic University, where he has an appointment at the level of Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Patange’s clinical interests include non-invasive cardiac imaging including fetal echocardiography, syncope evaluation, dilated cardiomyopathy, complex congenital heart disease and post-operative care of patients with congenital heart disease.


Elliot Pearson, Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Elliot Pearson, Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Elliot Pearson joined Kidz Medical Services in 2015. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and graduated with research distinction for his work on critical congenital heart disease screening in infants. He completed his Pediatrics training at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Pearson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. Prior to joining Kidz Medical Services, he was involved in pediatric cardiac research for 10 years. He has a special interest in advanced techniques in non-invasive cardiac imaging by ultrasound. His clinical interests include perinatal cardiology (fetal echocardiography), chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with heart disease.

Dr. Pearson has an appointment at Florida Atlantic University as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and enjoys teaching.


Dr. Carlo Zeidenweber, pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Carlo Zeidenweber, Pediatric Cardiologist

Dr. Carlo Zeidenweber received his Medical Degree from the Universidad de Anahuac in Mexico City. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Miami Children’s Hospital and his pediatric cardiology training at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Zeidenweber’s main areas of interest include non-invasive imaging and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Zeidenweber joined Kidz Medical Services in 2011.

Dr. Zeidenweber is fluent in English and Spanish.








slide1Pediatric Cardiology Services



  • Evaluation of heart murmurs

  • Assessment, diagnosis and management of congenital heart defects

  • Assessment, diagnosis and management of acquired heart conditions

  • Fetal Cardiology

  • Cardiac health and preventive counseling


 

Pediatric Cardiology Information

The Kidz Medical Services Pediatric Cardiology division of Florida offers comprehensive clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease in newborn babies, children, teens and young adults. Our board-certified pediatric cardiologists have unparalleled expertise in the specialty of pediatric cardiology. Our pediatric cardiologists use their extensive education and highly specialized training, along with the most modern medical technologies, to provide integrated individualized pediatric cardiac medical care.

Untitled-2Kidz Medical Services Pediatric Cardiologists provide cardiac care to patients in their medical offices as well as in hospitals throughout South Florida. We work with obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians and family practice physicians in a team effort to provide excellent collaborative patient care.

Our offices are equipped to perform most diagnostic tests during a visit, usually eliminating the need to go to the hospital for outpatient testing. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive approach to our patients and ensure that our families leave the office with a good understanding of the cardiac findings and plans for follow-up. We also are very conscientious to referring physicians.

What conditions may require a referral for my child to a pediatric cardiologist?

Common referrals to a pediatric cardiologist include children who have a heart murmur, chest pain, an irregular heart rate, palpitations or fainting episodes. The pediatric cardiologist will perform an assessment that will include a physical examination of your child with a thorough survey of your child's and your family's medical history. The evaluation may also include an EKG, an echocardiogram, and occasionally, a holter monitor, an event monitor, or an exercise stress test.

What types of heart disease affect children?

There are two types of heart disease affecting children:
Congenital heart disease is present at birth due to the abnormal development of a baby's heart in the early stages of pregnancy. Congenital heart disease may be discovered while a baby is still a fetus in the womb or as late as adulthood.
Acquired heart disease is assorted and can develop at any age in life. The most common heart diseases seen in children in the United States include hypertension, heart damage due to infections or viruses, abnormal heart rhythms or endocarditis (inflammation of the heart lining and heart valves.)
Congenital heart disease is present at birth due to the abnormal development of a baby's heart in the early stages of pregnancy. Congenital heart disease may be discovered while a baby is still a fetus in the womb or as late as adulthood.

Acquired heart disease is assorted and can develop at any age in life. The most common heart diseases seen in children in the United States include hypertension, heart damage due to infections or viruses, abnormal heart rhythms or endocarditis (inflammation of the heart lining.)

What should I expect if my child is diagnosed with a heart problem?

In most cases, many heart problems in childhood can be outgrown and may just need to be monitored or perhaps treated for a while during the growing years. Some ailments require medication or surgery to correct the problem.

Pediatric Cardiologist
A doctor who is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in children.

Stress Test
An exercise stress test allows the physician to observe how the patient's heart works during exercise on a treadmill while attached to an EKG and wearing a blood pressure cuff. The physician may observe how the patient's heart rate and blood pressure are affected, observe the patient's heart rhythm while exercising, monitor the EKG for changes during exercise and observe any significant symptoms that may occur during exercise.

Fetal Cardiology
A pediatric cardiologist is able to detect the presence of heart disease in a fetus with the use of echocardiogrphy equipment to provide information to help evaluate the structure, function, and rhythm of the fetal heart.

Echocardiogram
An echocardiography provides an "ultra-sound" image of the heart that helps evaluate the structure, function and rhythm of the heart. It is a non invasive procedure that does not cause pain or discomfort.

EKG (electrocardiogram)
An EKG (electrocardiogram) is a quick and non invasive monitoring procedure. Electrodes are placed on the skin to monitor the electrical activity of the heart.

Auscultation of the Heart
Listening to the heart sounds through a stethoscope.

Holter Monitor
Holter monitors is are a portable devices for recording heartbeats over a period of 24 hours or more. These monitors are used for suspected frequent rhythm abnormalities.

Event Monitor
Event recorders are portable devices for monitoring heart beats over an extended period of time (up to several weeks). These monitors will typically retain a short loop of the patient's heart rhythm at any time, permanently storing a particular loop if the patient presses a button to report current symptoms or if the monitor identifies a possible abnormal heart rhythm. These tracings are then transmitted by telephone to an interpreting center.

Locations and Contact

Boca Raton
9980 Central Park Blvd
Suite 206
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
Ph: 561-558-1212
Fax: 561-558-1292

Naples
Kidz Medical Services Pediatric Multispecialty Center
2600 Immokalee Road
Naples, FL 34110
Ph: 239-213-0690
Fax: 239-552-4060

West Palm Beach
St. Mary's Office
5325 Greenwood Ave Suite 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Ph: 561-558-1212
Fax: 561-558-1292

Miami
8955 SW 87th Court
Suite 104
Miami, Florida 33176
Ph: 305-270-1113
Fax: 305-662-2546

Hialeah
7100 West 20th Avenue
Suite 616
Hialeah, Florida 33016
Ph: 305-270-1113
Fax: 305-662-2546

Homestead
975 Baptist Way
Suite 202S
Homestead, Florida 33033
Ph: 305-270-1113
Fax: 305-662-2546