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Miriam Perez, MD

216.986.4000

Miriam Perez, MD

Appointed: 2013

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Miriam Perez, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code IN20
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
WorkAppointment:216.986.4000
WorkFax:216.986.4920
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Miriam K Perez, MD, is a staff Pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Department of Community Pediatrics. In addition to her clinical appointment, Dr Perez is actively involved with the education of medical students and pediatric residents. Dr Perez is very passionate about community health issues, and she is an advocate to eliminating barriers disproportionally affecting the hispanic population in terms of access, health literacy, outcomes and outreach. She is currently involved with the development of a bilingual and culturally competent clinic to serve pediatric patients at Lutheran Hospital; as part of an an effort to combat health disparities in the Latino community. Dr Perez is one of the founders of ACTiVHOS, the first fully bilingual youth directed health and wellness program in Northeast Ohio, a community base effort to lower the rates of childhood obesity and asthma.

Through the years, Dr. Perez has been either principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous research studies and has published in peer-reviewed journals such are American Journal of Pediatrics. Pediatrics in Review, Consultant for Pediatricians, Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Current Opinion in Pharmacology among others.

Dr. Perez is board certified in general pediatrics. She earned her medical degree from Universidad del Norte, in her native Barranquilla, Colombia. Her post-graduate training includes a pediatric internship and residency at Pediatric University Hospital, University of Puerto Rico Medical School/Medical Science Campus. She completed her pediatric training  in 1999 and was awarded best Pediatric Resident of her graduating class.

Dr. Perez is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, and The American Board of Medical Specialties. She has contributed research abstracts and presentations at International professional meetings Including The Nemacolin International Asthma Conference, and the Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit.

Dr Perez specialty interests include general pediatrics, newborn care, respiratory infections, dermatological problems, childhood obesity, asthma, bronchiolitis, and allergic disorders.

 

Professional Highlights


Through the years, Dr. Perez has been either principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous research studies and has published in peer-reviewed journals such are: American Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review, Consultant for Pediatricians, Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Current Opinion in Pharmacology among others.


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Puerto Rico Affiliated Hospitals
Pediatrics
San Juan Puerto Rico
1999
Medical School - Universidad Del Norte, Facultad De Medicina
Barranquilla Colombia
1991

Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Asthma Childhood obesity Allergies

Memberships

Dr. Perez is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, and The American Board of Medical Specialties.

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Behavioral Intervention for Issues in Early Childhood
  • Biomedical Ethics Consultation
  • Blood Tests
  • Childrens Primary Care
  • Contracted Early Childhood Consultation to Preschool Programs
  • Evaluation Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hydrotherapy In Labor
  • Inpatient Pediatrics
  • International Pre-adoption Consultation
  • Newborn Care
  • Parent Guidance and Training
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric Kidney Disease & Transplant
  • Pediatric Palliative Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgical Co-management
  • Pediatric Urgent Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Routine Health Maintenance Exams
  • Screening and Testing
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/17/2016, Dr. Perez has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish