• Dr. Julie Kantor is a highly accomplished pediatrician and educator with over two decades of experience. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Clerkship Director of Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. Kantor's extensive career includes her continued practice as a Pediatrician in the Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She has also previously served as Associate Medical Director of Quality Improvement at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami School of Medicine and is board-certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Kantor is actively involved in professional organizations such as the Dade County Medical Association where she serves on the Executive Board as Secretary/Treasurer and the Florida Medical Association where she is a House of Delegates Representative. Most recently she was in Tallahassee meeting with lawmakers on issues advocating for patient rights and the quality of medicine that doctors are able practice. She has received numerous awards for her contributions, including the Excellence in Teaching Award from FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. Kantor is dedicated to medical student education, curriculum development, and scholarly activities. Outside of her professional duties, she is engaged in service and volunteer activities, demonstrating her commitment to community health and advocacy. Dr. Kantor's remarkable career exemplifies her passion for pediatric medicine, education, and service to others.

research interests

  • Dr. Kantor’s research interests stem from the work she does as a medical educator and as a practicing Pediatrician. Believing that medical education is a legacy, she collaborates with fellow physicians to examine curriculum and effective teaching methods for medical students. She is constantly looking to improve how tomorrow’s doctors are being actively molded. Through her clinical teaching, Dr. Kantor encourages and guides students to embark on the investigation of novel Pediatric cases encountered during their Pediatric Clerkship. Often this is the first time a student has written something for publication. Dr. Kantor has worked on clinical pathways to standardize patient care for certain basic pediatric illnesses seen in the emergency room. Another area of ongoing interest for Dr. Kantor is supporting medical student and resident research as a planning committee member and judge for several annual research competitions.

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Julie Kantor