Dr. Mercedes E. Gonzalez

Pediatric Dermatology

Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez is a Miami native who is happy to be back in her hometown and practicing dermatology at the Pediatric Center of Excellence. After graduating from Emory University, she earned her degree at Rutgers–New Jersey Medical School in 2004. Always drawn to working with children, Dr. Gonzalez accepted the prestigious pediatrics program at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York–Columbia University where she solidified her interest in treating skin disorders. She then completed a dermatology residency at the top-ranked New York School of Medicine, followed by a clinical fellowship in pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Gonzalez’s gentle, child-friendly bedside manner, combined with her broad knowledge of childhood skin diseases and their treatments, make her the preferred pediatric dermatologist in Miami. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Gonzalez currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at FIE Herbert School of Medicine and serves at as faculty advisor at UM Miller School of Medicine. She has published over 30 journal articles ad has contributed to multiple dermatology textbooks.


  • American Board of Pediatrics (2007)

  • American Board of Dermatology (2011)

  • Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Dermatology by the American Board of
    Dermatology (2014)

Education & Training:

  • Fellowship: Pediatric Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY (2011-2012)

  • Residency: Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY (2008-2011)

  • Clinical Research Fellowship: Pediatric Dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (2007-2008)

  • Residency: Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian – Columbia University, New York, NY (2004-2007)

  • Medical Degree (MD): New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Newark, NJ (2004)

  • Undergraduate Degree (BS): Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (1999)

Honors & Awards:

  • 2011: Participant, Society of Investigative Dermatology Resident Retreat for Future Academicians

  • 2010: Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award

  • 2010: Physician Scientist’s Training Program, NYU School of Medicine

  • 2004: Outstanding Compassionate Care Award, New Jersey Medical School

Community & Professional Activities

  • Educates University of Miami medical students at the Miller School of Medicine during fellowship

  • Current teaching resident to pediatric residents at Jackson Memorial Hospital with lectures on adrenal glands and diabetes management

Community & Professional Activities:

  • Served as volunteer counselor and volunteer medical director of Camp Discovery, a weeklong summer camp for children with chronic, severe skin diseases, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology

  • Faculty at the Annual Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium in Miami Beach, FL

  • Faculty at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology

  • Faculty Advisor, Dermatology Interest Group, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

  • The Dermatology Show, Doctor Radio, Sirius XM

  • A Tu Salud, Radio Mambi, AM 710 Miami, FL


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Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez by calling 786-707-4888