Physician Associates & Nurse Practitioners at Children’s Skin Center
Meet Mariam Borges PA-C
Mariam Borges PA-C, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She originally joined our team as a Medical Assistant in 2019 and later went back to school to become a Physician Assistant. She earned her Master’s degree at Florida International University in December 2022, and rejoined Children’s Skin Center in 2023. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and is currently completing their Diplomate Fellowship in Dermatology.
Outside of work Mariam enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Meet Claudia Char, CPNP-PC
As a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Claudia Char, CPNP-PC, is passionate about providing comprehensive and compassionate care to children and adults at the Children's Skin Center. Claudia earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida International University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Class President. She went on to work as a Registered Nurse at Nicklaus Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, while pursuing her graduate studies. Claudia earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Florida International University and joined the Children's Skin Center medical team.
A native of Cuba, Claudia is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, and is proud to serve Miami's diverse community. When she isn't caring for patients, you can find her practicing yoga, traveling the world, and furthering her studies as a Doctorate Student.
Meet Sofia de la Camara, FNP-BC
Sofia de la Camara, FNP-BC, is a board certified and state licensed nurse practitioner. Sofia recieved her Bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Miami and went on to working as a registered nurse at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. After some time as a pediatric nurse she decided to pursue her Masters degree once again at the University of Miami where she graduated with top honers. Sofia has been training and working closely with Dr. Duarte since beginning of 2019.
Outside of work Sofia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling and exploring the Miami food scene.
Meet Katherine Hernandez, MPAS, PA-C
Katherine Hernandez, PA-C, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She earned her Master’s degree at Florida International University in December 2021, and went on to work at Children’s Skin Center in May 2022. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and is currently completing their Diplomate Fellowship in Dermatology. As a physician assistant, Katherine is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all her patients and can diagnose and treat a wide variety of skin conditions in children, adolescents, and adults.
Katherine is a native of Cuba and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Outside of work she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with her family and dogs.
Meet Sarah Naviwala, PA-C
Sarah Naviwala earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University in 2010 and has been a part of the Children’s Skin Center medical team since then. Under the direction and training of Dr. Duarte, Sarah’s had the opportunity to become specialized in the field of pediatric dermatology. Professionally, gaining dermatological knowledge based on adult and pediatric medicine has been very fulfilling and personally satisfying to work with those she considers family.
Meet Ledy Ochoa, PA-C
Ledy Ochoa earned her master’s degree in 2013 from Keiser University. In 2013, she became a licensed physician assistant having been elected by her classmates as the most dependable and dedicated for her class, as well as the most compassionate with patients. Ledy has brought these qualities to the Children’s Skin Center. Her compassionate bedside manner and friendly disposition put her patients at ease as she provides them with excellent dermatology care. Ledy’s passion for pediatric dermatology and love of her patients is evident every day.
Originally from Colombia, Ledy is fluent in Spanish., and she loves working with children and families every day. Ledy is a member of the Society of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (SDPA) and is actively pursuing continuing education courses to continue growing and learning in the field.