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Avera Children's Hospital

1325 S. Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
605-322-KIDS or 888-315-3666

Pediatric Specialty Physicians

Pediatric Specialty Physicians

Avera Children's Hospital and Avera Medical Group Pediatrics treat young patients with specific conditions requiring expert care. You can view a doctor's information and photo by clicking on a picture below.

We offer a team of physicians in several pediatric specialties.

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric cardiologists specialize in treating congenital or acquired heart disease in children and infants, occasionally including diagnosing and treating infants who are still in the womb.

Sami Awadallah, MD

Areas of Special Interest

  • Fetal Cardiology
  • Pediatric and Adult
  • Congenital Heart Disease
    Murmurs
  • Cardiac Intensive Care

Outreach Locations

  • Watertown
  • Spencer
  • Aberdeen
  • Pierre
  • Yankton
  • Mitchell

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric endocrinologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the endocrine system, such as diabetes and growth disorders.

Ashutosh Gupta, MD, FAAP

Areas of Special Interest

  • Growth Disorders
  • Abnormal Puberty
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetes

Outreach Locations

  • Pierre

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgeons specialize in using operations to treat children’s injuries, diseases and other conditions.

Anthony Bufo, MD

Areas of Special Interest

  • Pectas Excavatum
  • Hernia Repair
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

Amber Johnson

Amber Johnson, CNP

Areas of Special Interest

  • Abdominal genetic abnormalities
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric gastroenterologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases adversely affecting various structures and processes of the digestive system.

Stephen E. Nanton, MD

Stephen E. Nanton, MD

Areas of Special Interest

  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)

 

Angela Deubel, PA-C

Angela Deubel, PA-C

Areas of Special Interest

  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Failure to thrive
  • GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric neurologists are specialists that deal with children, particularly in health concerns related to disorders of the nervous system – spinal cord, muscles, nerves and the brain.

Germano Falcao, MD

Areas of Special Interest

  • Epilepsy / Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Spasticity

Outreach Locations

  • Aberdeen
  • Pierre
  • Spencer

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric pulmonologists treat the lungs and respiratory systems of children.

Wilfredo Veloira Jr., MD

Areas of Special Interest

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Apnea
  • Pulmonary Functions Test
  • Flexible Bronchospy

Outreach Locations

  • Brookings
  • Watertown
  • Spencer
  • Aberdeen
  • Mitchell