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Pediatric Dermatology Team

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At the Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology, many things set us apart from other medical centers. One of those distinguishing factors is the tremendous compassion and expertise our entire medical team brings to each case we treat.

Our pediatric doctors and specialists are highly trained and are continually updating their skill sets and knowledge to incorporate the latest advances. We never forget that a hospital can be a very scary place for your child and know how to put them at ease, reassuring them that everything will be just fine.

Joining our doctors and specialists on the front lines of pediatric care are our highly trained nurses. They care deeply for your child, offering them encouragement, providing hope and making sure that they are comfortable and feel right at home. You’ll quickly come to appreciate their professionalism, their dedication to your child’s welfare and their ability to create a safe, secure and loving environment where your child can heal and flourish.


Monique Kumar MD, MPHIL

Dr. Kumar is board certified in pediatric dermatology with clinical interests in vascular lesions, genodermatosis and a variety of other dermatological conditions. She comes to our practice from Emory University, where she was serving on the medical faculty after completing an advanced pediatric dermatology fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo.

Tace S. Rico, MD

Tace S. Rico, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and one of a few physicians who has completed an advanced research fellowship on contact dermatitis with a focus on pediatric patch testing nationwide. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Miami.

Marcela Gutierrez, ARNP, PNP, DNCP

Marcela Gutierrez is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Dermatology Nurse and a Certified Dermatology Nurse Practitioner. Marcela received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science of Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia.