Miami’s Top Doctors

The Miami region is full of talented health providers. Discover the top local health specialists and physicians.

S. Manjula Jegasothy MD
Miami Skin Institute
135 San Lorenzo Ave, PH 870
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Board-certified dermatologist S. Manjula Jegasothy MD has been training since she was a young girl. Her mother and grandmother were master seamstresses and they taught her the precision and fine motor skills required for intricate needlepoint, and therefore skin injections, since she was 5 years old. This training has paid off; she founded the Miami Skin Institute in 2000 and was rapidly named one of the top 50 national injection centers for Botox Cosmetic® when it was originally FDA-approved. She is widely considered to be an expert Botox Cosmetic®, Xeomin®, and Dysport® injector.

Dr. Jegasothy is constantly innovating and became among the first to be proficient in using all FDA-approved dermal fillers. Recently, she has been making waves with her non-surgical body shaping techniques using lasers and injections. She has perfected the use of Ulthera® ultrasound and Viora® radiofrequency lasers to lift and tighten the face and neck as well as areas on the body, including the thighs, buttocks, breasts, arms, hands, and cheeks.

She is also the first US doctor to become approved for using Kybella® fat-melting injections all over the body, such as arms, abdomen, and love handles, and was the first to have a publication in the medical literature for eliminating bra line fat using Kybella®.

Dr. Jegasothy strives to bring out the inherent beauty we all possess and has long believed, even before her peers, that a “natural” look is best. She works to enhance her patients’ features and make them look youthful but never over done.

Dr. Jegasothy has been widely recognized across the country and has won numerous awards year after year, including Top Dermatologist Miami, Top East Coast Dermatologist, Patients’ Choice winner, Coral Gables Doctors’ Choice winner, and Top 50 US Doctor.

Come visit our office in Coral Gables and see Dr. Jegasothy’s skills for yourself!

Dr. Mimi Abella-Blanco MD

10300 Sw 72nd St
Suite 351
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 273-1200


Dr. Margarita Fernandez-Pujol, who is originally from Havana, Cuba, received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Miami in 1984 and her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1988. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she was assistant chief resident.

In July 1991, Dr. Fernandez-Pujol joined Westchester Pediatrics. She is also on the volunteer faculty at the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fernandez-Pujol is board certified in pediatrics. She is fluent in Spanish and married with three daughters.

Dr. Paul Afrooz

3225 Aviation Avenue
Suite 100
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 854-8828

Dr. Afrooz earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. During medical school, he pursued research interests as a member of the Wound Healing Lab at the University of California San Francisco under the guidance of Thomas K. Hunt, MD. Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Afrooz completed a research fellowship at the Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh under the mentorship of W.P. Andrew Lee, MD. He is currently a resident in the Integrated Program of UPMC’s Department of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Afrooz is a founding member of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, and is a resident member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, and the American Cleft Palate –Craniofacial Association.

Dr. Vanessa Silebi, MD

3661 S Miami Avenue, Suite 108
Miami, FL, 33133

Dr. Silebi did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.She then proceeded with her fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital,Division of Infectious Diseases/ HIV and AIDS.

Dr. Silebi holds two board certifications:

  • One in Internal Medicine
  • And the second one in Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Silebi was awarded the following recognitions:

  • Award of Recognition for the Outstanding Student of the School of Medicine,
    Universidad Metropolitana
  • Richard Immerman Award for excellence
  • In Infectious Diseases and HIV.
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship/University of Miami.
  • Fiftieth International academy of medical coding letter of recognition.
  • Patient’s choice award from 2008-2013.
  • Most compassionate doctor award from 2010-2012.

Dr. Silebi is a member of:

  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Board Of Internal Medicine
  • American Medical Association

Hospital affiliations include:

  • Mercy Hospital
  • Baptist Health System
  • Sister Emmanuel Hospital.

Dr. Silebi is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Roger Khouri

2750 SW 37th Ave
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 642-4260

Dr. Roger Khouri is a plastic surgeon in Miami, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Hospital of Miami and Doctors Hospital. He received his medical degree from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Khouri accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 69 doctors at Baptist Hospital of Miami and one of 41 at Doctors Hospital who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Ariadna Valdes, MD 

Dr. Valdes received her Medical degree from the Higher Institute of Medical Science of Havana, Cuba. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at Pedro Fonseca Policlinic Center of Havana, Cuba.

In addition, Dr. Valdes completed the Family Medicine Residency program with honors at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) as well as at New York Medical College.

Dr. Valdes is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Valdes recently opened her own practice, Valdes Medical Center, where she focuses on offering the best of her experience. She is also currently an independent contractor at the Baptist Urgent Care System where she holds privileges.



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