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Dr. Fanny González

Board-Certified Pediatric Nephrologist

Dr. Fanny González is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nephrologist, born in Habana, Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida at the age of five. Dr. Fanny González grew up in South Florida and attended Coral Gables Sr. High School where she then continued her studies at the University of Miami where she majored in Microbiology & Immunology with a minor in Chemistry.

Dr. González moved to Puerto Rico where she attended Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. González returned to Miami where she graduated from Miami Children’s Hospital (currently Nicklaus Children’s Hospital) Residency before moving to Boston, MA where she earned her Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship degree from Boston Children’s Hospital Harvard School of Medicine. Prior to moving back to Miami, FL and opening her private practice, Dr. González was Assistant Professor at Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University for two years.

Dr. Fanny González is married and is blessed with one daughter. In her spare time, Dr. González loves traveling, dancing, baking, playing piano, running and spending time with her family.

  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Kendall Regional Hospital
  • 2009 Katie Dodd Teaching Society, Department of Pediatrics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Immune Profile of Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients following Alemtuzumab Induction. De Serres SA, Mfarrej BG, Magee CN, Benitez F, Ashoor I, Sayegh MH, Harmon WE, Najafian N. J Am Soc Nephrolo. 2012 Jan; 23(1): 174-182.
  • Subsets of human CD4+ T regulatroy cells express the peripheral homing receptor CXCR3. Hoerning A, Koss K, Datta D, Boneschansker L, Jones CN, Wong IY, Irimia D, Calzadilla K, Benitez F, Hoyer PF, Harmon WE, Briscoe DM. Eur J Immunol. 2011 Aug; 41(8): 2291-302.
  • Book: Fanny Benítez, M.D., Nader Najafian, M.D., Novel Noninvasive Assays to Predict Transplantation Rejection and Tolerance: Enumeration of Cytokine-Producing Alloreactive T Cells. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Volume 28, Number 3, Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2008, pp 365-373.
  • Benítez F, Gautam A, Najafian N. New Insights Into the Use of Immune Cell Function Monitoring in Kidney Transplant Management. American Transplant Congress, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  • López M, Vadivel N, Benítez F, Boenisch O, Williams J, Sayegh M, Najafian N. Ex Vivo Expansion of Human Tregs by ATG Is Mediated by Initial Reprogramming of CD4+ T Cells and Requires the Presence of Monocytes in a Cell Contact Independent Manner. American Transplant Congress, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  • Hoerning A, Datta D, Calzadilla K, Koss K, Benítez F, Briscoe D. The Chemokine Receptor CXCR3 is Expressed on a T Cell Subset Exhibiting Regulatory Function. American Transplant Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  • López M, Benítez F, Albin M, Azzi J, Williams J, Sayegh M, Najafian N. Autologous Antigen Presenting Cells are Required for Anti-Thymocyte Globulin-Mediated Ex Vivo Expansion of Human CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells. American Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
  • Campath-1H Induction and Elimination of Calcineurin Inhibitors and Steroids in Pediatric Transplant Recipients (CCTPT-PC01): Preliminary Clinical and Immunologic Report. American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, PA, November 6, 2008.
  • New Insights Into the Use of Immune Cell Function Monitoring in Kidney Transplant Management. American Transplant Congress, Toronto, CA, June 1, 2008.

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