Pediatric Anesthesiology : Current Fellows

Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellows

Karen Jackson, M.D.

Karen Jackson, M.D.

I am from Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to medical school, I studied biology and played volleyball for the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders. After undergrad, I chose to attend the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia which allowed me to serve the underserved communities of Atlanta while training at the renowned Grady Hospital. After my time at Grady, I was confident that Jackson Memorial was exactly what my career needed. At Jackson Memorial, we often practice medicine through uncommon encounters that come with the diversity of our patients from the U.S., the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This type of one-of-a-kind experience is invaluable. I am confident that through the unique challenges of medical practice we see at Jackson, I am advanced beyond where I might be in other programs at this point in my career. Beyond what the residency program has to offer, South Florida is great. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, toddler son, and our two dogs and, soon, we will have a newborn daughter joining us! We enjoy the local restaurant scene near our Fort Lauderdale home and love knowing the beach is always a short drive away. Practicing medicine in South Florida is truly unique!


Ana Mavarez

Ana Mavarez, M.D.

I was born and raised in Venezuela. Both of my parents are doctors and taught me the beauty of medicine since I was a little child. I had the fortune to graduate with honors from medical school and then worked during 2 years in undeserved and impoverished areas in Venezuela. I moved abroad to Miami, Florida, where I soon began working on clinical and basic science research at the University of Miami. During research, I worked with Dr. Candiotti evaluating the epigenetic mechanisms of pain and nicotine in animal models as well as participating in several clinical trials studying postoperative pain management and PONV. I completed my anesthesia residency training at University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital and I wanted to stay for Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship. This program offers a high volume of complex pediatric cases and manages an extensive variety of surgical pathologies. The experience we get as Pediatric Anesthesia fellows is very diverse, going from: pediatric eye surgery cases to complex multi-organ transplantation surgeries. My main goal is to provide the best anesthesia care to this kids and learn the most from this amazing experience. As fellows, we also rotate through several main pavilions and health systems such as: Holtz, Nicklaus, Saint Jude Children’s Hospitals and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, besides a mission trip to Haiti; offering us a truly-full pediatric anesthesia clinical experience. This clinical exposure, combined with amazing meaningful research opportunities, excellent mentorship and camaraderie makes this institution a fantastic place to train. I can proudly say that I am part of a new loving family called the pediatric anesthesia team. I am sure that after finishing my fellowship, I will be capable to provide excellent anesthesia care for my pediatric patients. Despite a busy work schedule, I enjoy my time off work with my husband, family and friends. This wonderful city has a lot to offer, from a great Cuban coffee in calle ocho to an artsy day at Wynnwod, a fancy restaurant in Brickell or a sunny day in Miami Beach.