Lyndsey Carter, APRN

Lyndsey Carter is an APRN in Pediatrics for Community Health of South Florida’s School-Based Program. In 2017, she graduated from Broward College’s School of Nursing and went on to graduate from Chamberlain University as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2023.

Carter has more than 7 years of combined pediatric acute care experience at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as a patient care assistant, registered nurse, and an APRN. She received a Daisy Award for her dedication and commitment to her patients in 2023.

Carter’s passion for pediatric healthcare is showcased through her efforts in providing compassionate care to her patients while approaching healthcare with a family-centered approach.

Her spare time is spent with her family, traveling, and visiting Disney.

Tanya Roman, MD

Dr. Tanya Roman is Community Health of South Florida Inc’s (CHI) Chief of Pediatrics, Medical Director of School-Based Health and Faculty member at the Teaching Health Center. Parents now have the opportunity to bring their children to see Dr. Roman at the South Miami Health Center full time. She even has extended evening and weekend hours.

“At an early age, I discovered a true passion to serve the needs of children,” said Dr. Roman. “It started during my college years when I had the opportunity to work with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.”

While in medical school, her love for pediatrics grew into a broader perspective, expanding her scope and passion for children’s healthcare.

She graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her Pediatric Residency at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida.

As a board-certified pediatrician, she is proficiently skilled in the care of newborns, children and adolescents.

In her free time, she and her husband love to travel and explore new places in Europe and South and Central America, including visiting her family in Colombia.

Dr. Morales

Rommel Morales, MD

Dr. Rommel Morales was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Puerto Rico. He decided to go back to his birth country to complete his degree at the medical school in Santo Domingo. He then later moved to Miami where he completed two years as a house physician and surgical assistant. In 1989, he moved to New Jersey, where he started his residency in pediatrics at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

Two years later, he returned to Miami and completed his residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. In 1992, he started practicing as a pediatrician in the private sector. Over the years, he developed a large pediatric practice in Kendall where he made a positive impact on the community. Dr. Morales has been board certified for 21 years. Morales’s spare time is spent fishing, walking in the park and spending time outdoors with his family.

Mitra Shafieian, MD

Dr. Mitra Shafieian is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist devoted to caring for children at the Martin Luther King/Clinica Campesina Health Center. She received her medical degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and completed a three-year pediatric residency at the same university in Shiraz/Iran. She served in deprived areas in Iran while holding her position as an assistant Professor and teaching medical students at Bushehr University of Medical Sciences.

After moving to the United States, she was able to pass all American Board of Pediatrics requirements and she was able to enter training programs at the University of Miami.

She completed a pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Jackson Memorial Hospital – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine from 2007 to 2013. She is Board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric pulmonology.

Before joining Community Health of South Florida, she worked for Pediatric Associates in Miami and also at Pediatric Respiratory Center in Lake Park, Florida.

Dr. Shafieian is committed to meeting the medical and emotional needs of her patients every step of the way

She is a caring mother and she thoroughly believes patient care comes first. She feels that serving the children in her pediatric practice has been a blessing and also a mission from God.

Dr. Kenia Martinez

Kenia Martinez, MD

Dr. Kenia Martinez has been a primary care pediatrician at CHI since July 2012. She is also a faculty member of The Brodes Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI.

From a young age, she admired children’s innocence and honesty. Dr. Martinez always knew she wanted a career in pediatrics. Her fascination and love for children grew over time and as a young adult, she strived to find ways to positively influence their lives.

When she became a new mother and was overwhelmed by other people’s advice, she turned to her pediatrician. Her son’s doctor became the only person whose advice she would follow to raise her child in a healthy way. Her own life and educational experiences have helped her engage parents in doing what is best for their children.

Dr. Martinez understands how difficult it is to make time each day to ensure children brush their teeth, eat healthy foods, and stay active. However, she also knows there is nothing as satisfying as having healthy children who pick their own vegetables to eat at dinner, behave wonderfully in school, excel in class, and return home eager to do their homework, read and learn.

“My own life and educational experiences have helped me encourage parents to do what is best for their children, which is ultimately what they all desire,” she said.

Although she was accepted at her hometown medical school in Camaguey, Cuba, she migrated to the United States In 1995 even before finishing her first semester. She learned English and worked full-time while completing an associate’s degree at Miami Dade College and then a bachelor’s degree at Florida International University.

During her undergraduate years, she volunteered at Miami Children’s Hospital, where she met many children on the neurology floor. Her hospital volunteer experience showed her first-hand the joys of helping children in need; putting a smile on faces that had been saddened by sickness. 

She graduated in 2008 from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2011.

In her spare time, her hobbies include dancing, reading, yoga and Zumba. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Dr. Martha Katz

Martha Katz, MD

Dr. Martha Katz has been a practicing pediatrician with Community Health of South Florida Inc. since 1991. Having worked at CHI’s Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina, she recently moved to CHI’s newest location in West Kendall.

She was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. After graduating from high school, she became interested in medicine and became a physician.

Dr. Katz followed her dreams and moved to Leon, Nicaragua, to start a medical career. After completing a medical degree at the Autonomous University of Nicaragua in 1981, she immediately went into a residency program.

Marriage gave her a loyal husband and two beautiful children who grew up and followed their mother’s footsteps into the medical field. Her son is an internal medicine doctor and her daughter is studying physical therapy and EMS.

Due to the political situation in her country and looking for freedom and a better future for her family, they moved to Miami in 1983.

Dr. Katz enjoys serving her community as part of the CHI team.

“I have enjoyed all the challenges and have great satisfaction in the quality of service I provide for both my patients and employer,” she said with pride.

Dr. Magali Selem

Magali Selem, MD, FAAP

Dr. Magali Selem has been a pediatrician at CHI’s Doris Ison Health Center since 1999.

A native of Guantanamo, Cuba, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami. Dr. Selem earned her medical degree in pediatrics from the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic.

She then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Kansas and at Miami Children’s Hospital. Dr. Selem is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She enjoys playing the piano, walking for exercise and traveling.